The Green River flows out of the Cascade Mountains into Puget Sound in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest, a natural terminus for the Northwest Passage sought by Lewis and Clark.
Over the past two years, Munro Galloway has made a painting every day. He has also traveled, visiting some old places and some new. The resulting works (oil on gessoed paper) form a calendar of days featuring fireworks over the Hudson, the empty lots of Williamsburg cleared for re-building, a rest stop near the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, the strip of Miami Beach, a man-made mountain outside Los Angeles, the Interstate in Montana and Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Mountains. Hung tightly together they form a mural, a hand-made map for a western road trip, complete with detours and missed exits.
For Galloway, the paintings are like a mix tape of punk blasts, extended jams, covers and b-sides, a soundtrack and a filmstrip running back and forth from the studio overlooking the East River westward to the mouth of the Green River.