Corey Corcoran received his BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007. His work was recently exhibited in Hypersleep at the 301 Frame at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, as well as in Half-Life at the Fivesevendelle Project Space, and Flourish at MassArt’s Bakalar Gallery.
“Drawing upon everything from science fiction to houseplants to "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," I consider my recent body of work as visual ecosystems. Texture, color and pattern become the primordial soup from which notions of progress or evolution are born. The drawings begin as empty environmental niches, become populated, and diversify. Complex relationships form among elements: symbiotic, parasitic, and predator-prey. Patterns emerge from random marks, and forms are erased, obscured, or bled. My hope is that like an ecosystem, the work resonates on both a micro and macro level. Up close, vignettes illustrate the narratives of individual forms. From afar, the compositions suggest the delicate balance only achieved through a state of constant flux.” --- Artist Statement
Sean Downey received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1998 and his MFA at Boston University in 2005. His work has recently been included in exhibitions at the University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, as well as at the Beehive in Boston, and the Carillon Gallery in Fort Worth, TX. He is also currently exhibiting at the Flying Object in Hadley, MA.
Sean Downey’s recent paintings combine sources, images, and fictions from American history and cinema to create allegorical, open-ended narratives. Downey uses the material, painterly process of image-creation to merge a history experienced only through books, movies, and photographs with autobiographical memories set in the leftover landscape of that history. Goldrush archetypes and frontier scenarios are conflated with the Artist and Art-making in an attempt to address the uncanny and absurd interaction of human-created objects and ideas with the non-human world.
Paul Endres Jr. received his BFA at Providence College in 2008 and his MFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2011. His work was recently part of the Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition at the 808 Gallery in Boston, MA. Cate McQuaid chose him as one of the “Top Five Young Artists to Watch” in an article published in The Boston Globe on April 29th, 2011. Paul Endres Jr.’s work has been focused solely on depicting the events of a fictional catastrophic event. This disaster is known as the American Burden.
Equal parts comedy and tragedy, the frenzied scenes are painted memorials to the events of this alternate reality. A botched foray into ghost hunting and the paranoid Mr. and Mrs. Daedalus serve as subject matter for the doomed hero artist, “P.J.Endres Jr.”, who may be as flawed as the accomplices he paints.
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.