We got a sweet little write up in yesterday’s Globe:
The reach of youth
While the owner has vacated for the month, LaMontagne Galleryâ€™s art preparator Aaron M. Segal has taken over the space to stage â€œBeg Borrow Steal: An Unauthorized Use of the LaMontagne Gallery,â€™â€™ a sprawling show of 28 young artists who recycle or cannibalize resources. Young artists have been doing that forever, and itâ€™s often hard to tell, looking at the work, what element was appropriated.
Still, itâ€™s a lively exhibit, gritty although sometimes overreaching. The paintings, in particular, stand out. Vanessa Irzykâ€™s â€œBodaciousâ€™â€™ shows a voluptuous woman in a black bra. Her hair and bra are tonally flat, but her skin is beautifully modulated, and the contrast works. Brian Willmontâ€™s gouache â€œMars Landingâ€™â€™ shimmers in unearthly tones, as a green single-engine plane lands on the steamy yellow ground. Lily Morrisâ€™s â€œSea Monsterâ€™â€™ marries an atmospheric combustibility reminiscent of a J.M.W. Turner painting with a huge, insect-like creature straight out of a B-movie.
Good job Aaron getting it all together.