cwp (a space above the space for champions) is proud to announce it’s inaugural exhibition. e-xhibit 1 is a group exhibition of exciting young artists from across the country that will open on Friday, June 5th from 6 to 9 pm.


Emily Kennerk, MLS ID#900256, Courtesy of the artist.

Artist included:

* Jonn Herschend (San Francisco)
* Marc Horowitz (Los Angeles)
* Beth Howe (Vancouver)
* Emily Kennerk (Las Vegas)
* Fred Muram (Seattle)
* Jamie Pawlus (Indianapolis)
* Lee Walton (Greensboro, North Carolina)

cwp is the brainchild of Christopher West, former curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.



Shopping List 3

Sunny Day Razor-Blades

May 28, 2009

Good for morale.

Bad for Photography.

It’s noon outside and the clock says 10:03.

A bird flew over and crapped on my shirt
I got really mad
Then started laughing.

Everything is about getting shat on by a pigeon.


Brad Phillips and Fred Muram Open May 9th

LaMontagne Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Brad Phillips, Journey into Whatever, and Fred Muram, Kissing the Ceiling, on May 9th. Reception: May 9th 6 PM to 8PM Show dates: May 9th to June 13th. Brad Phillip’s Journey into Whatever is a series of paintings, intended by the artist to read as a visual diary. Brad Phillips takes images from everyday life –women dressing (or undressing), house plants, interior scenes–and uses the familiarity of these circumstances to thread together this seemingly personal narrative. However, Brad Philips paintings cannot be interpreted so simply. Instead of giving us the whole story on each canvas, the artist maintains a level of obfuscation: revealing perhaps the ‘what’ and the ‘where’ of the story line, but leaving, the ‘who’, ‘why’ and ‘what for’ open-ended. This injected distanced between the artist and the images allows him to draw upon subject matter that is personal, sexy, and at times even erotic, while still being selective about what he chooses to reveal. Journey into Whatever is exactly what the title implies. The ambiguity of Brad Phillip’s paintings makes his own personal narrative irrelevant. The paintings are not about the artist, but rather about the viewer: the ideas/fantasies that the viewer projects onto each work. Journey into Whatever is a visual diary of a show, however the details depend on your own imagination.

Fred Muram, similar to Brad Phillips, is presenting the viewer with images taken from familiar circumstances in everyday life. The purpose of Muram’s photographs however, is not just to present us with these familiarities, but also to underscore the importance of our understanding of them. In a series of 12 photographs (a selection of which are on view), the artist has captured various people kissing the ceiling in, what we can only presume to be different areas of their homes. The artist makes the point that as a society, and as individuals, we so easily become disconnected from our surroundings. Kissing the Ceiling is a series of photographs about people paying homage to their ceilings: a place so easily forgotten, but so integral in our association with place.

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.

MAY 7 – May 30, 2009

Opening Reception: First Thursday, MAY 7, 6-8 pm

FEATURING Arthur S. Aubry, Richard Barnes, Gretchen Bennett, Michael Byron,Donnabelle Casis
Cat Clifford, Mark Danielson, Tony de los Reyes, Sean Duffy, Ken Fandell, Karen Ganz,
Lauren Grossman, Jon Haddock, David Hartt, Mary Henry, Jenny Heishman, Sean M Johnson,
Ken Kelly, Zhi Lin, Carrie Marill, Cameron Martin, Fred Muram, Yuki Nakamura, Matthew Offenbacher, Matthew Picton, Jim Rittimann, Jason Salavon, Juniper Shuey, Mark T. Miller,
Patti Warashina, Robert Yoder and many many more!

Nearly 12 years have passed since Howard House began in my duplex in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle and I am pleased to announce that our current location in Pioneer Square is secure for another lease term.  In the month of May we will celebrate HH artists’ continued efforts with a huge group show – exhibiting works from the past 12 years, pulling from the storage racks as well as the artist’s studios.

These are the artists that helped build Howard House into the vital gallery it is today.  And this is a great opportunity to see works that you may have missed and revisit works that moved you years ago.