current exhibition

Lake Effect / Nor'easter
Part II

Zachary Buchner

Andreas Fischer

Philip Vanderhyden

On View:
December 15th – January 26th, 2012

Opening reception:
Saturday, December 15th, 6-8 pm

images from this show

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LAMONTAGNE GALLERY (Boston)is pleased to announcethe second exhibition in a two-part collaboration with ANDREW RAFACZ (Chicago). 

Lake Effect / Nor'easter: Part II
Andrew Rafacz at LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA. 

On view: December 15th, 2012 - January 26th, 2013 
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15th, 6 - 8PM

The exhibition features new works by ZACHARY BUCHNERANDREAS FISCHER and PHILIP VANDERHYDEN, three artists who wrestle with similar concerns in their work: surface, mark making, and palette.  With this exhibition, each artist was asked to make a new series of paintings that also address, directly or indirectly, ideas of weather and temperature during this time of the year.  Zachary Buchner has returned in part to earlier work while looking forward, creating works with a decidedly more muted surface, yet still maintaining a vibrant under-painting.  Andreas Fischer, concerned, in part, with the weight and placement of the painterly mark, has created several new canvases that offer an incandescent, abstracted experience with landscape and image.  Philip Vanderhyden, has produced paintings that continue to investigate process and surface.  Their stormy facades intermittently obscure an undercurrent of warm color. 

ZACHARY BUCHNER (Canadian, b. 1979) lives and works in Chicago. He received his M.F.A from Northwestern University in 2005. Recent group exhibitions include Let Your Light In at Country Club, Los Angeles; A Person of Color, curated by Jose Lerma at Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Under Construction Show at the poor Farm (The Suburban) Manawa, Wisconsin; and New Icon at LUMA, Chicago, and Spectral Landscape, curated by Pamela Fraser and John Neff, at Gallery 400, Chicago. His second solo exhibition at the gallery, Just Say Yes, was presented earlier this year.

ANDREAS FISCHER (American, b. 1971) lives and works in Chicago. He holds an M.F.A in studio art and an M.A. in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago; he also attended the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin. He has had exhibitions at the MCA, Chicago; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Gahlberg Gallery at the College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Devening Projects, Chicago; Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Important Projects, Oakland; and Regina Rex, Brooklyn, among others.

PHILIP VANDERHYDEN (American, b. 1978) lives and works in New York. He received his M.F.A. from Northwestern University in 2004. He has had solo exhibitions at CTRL, Houston and Light & Sie, Dallas, in 2009. He exhibited at the CAM St. Louis with Douglas Ross, in 2009. Group exhibitions include I Speak Now from the Aesthetic and Artistic Point of View When I Say that Life with Michelle Grabner is Dull, curated by Michelle Grabner, at Leo Koening, NY; Gradation, curated by Garth Weiser, in Lisbon, Portugal. Large Abstractions at The Suburban, Oak Park; A Person of Color, curated by Jose Lerma at the Green Gallery, Milwaukee, and Data Trash at I-20, NY, curated by Chris Dorland, earlier this year. His curatorial project, Tracking the Thrill: Gretchen Bender Restaged, was presented at the Poor Farm (Wisconsin) last summer and is currently in process of traveling.

For more information, contact George Wong by emailing or call the gallery at 617 464 4640.

Founded in 2007, LaMontagne Gallery is a 2,300 square foot exhibition space located in South Boston on East Second Street. LaMontagne Gallery was founded to create an environment in Boston for the display and sale of emerging contemporary artists. The gallery features visual, sound and performance artists based in Boston and beyond. Russell LaMontagne was previously co-Founder of LFL Gallery in New York City.