Michiko Itatani

Gallery Y and Gallery X: Michiko Itatani, “Starry Night Encounter” September 9, 2016 – October 22, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 6-9pm “Starry Night Encounter” is my personal translation of the Japanese term “ichi-go ichi-e.” It is an idea found in Zen Buddhism and in the concept of the transitory nature of things. The term is particularly adopted in the Japanese tea ceremony: a 7’x7’ space, a guest, a simple serving of a cup of tea. One should delight in each encounter as if it were a “once-in-a-lifetime” occurrence. Treat every meeting as if it is the first …

Joseph Noderer // William Eckhardt Kohler

Gallery Y: Joseph Noderer, “Horse Hill Waugh and Other Views” Gallery X: William Eckhardt Kohler, “Alchemy + Elements” Gallery O: Curated by William Eckhardt Kohler, “New York; New Friends” June 25, 2016 – August 13, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 4-8pm Artist Remarks: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2-5pm Linda Warren Projects is pleased to present our summer solo exhibitions: Joseph Noderer’s “Horse Hill Waugh and Other Views” and William Eckhardt Kohler’s “Alchemy + Elements”. Both of these gallery artists reveal the source of their intuitive practice through amalgams of landscape and figure, rendered in an expressive and gestural …

Emmett Kerrigan

Gallery Y and Gallery X: Emmett Kerrigan, “Ascend” May 6, 2016 – June 18, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2016, 6-9pm Artist Remarks: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2-5pm Linda Warren Projects welcomes the spring season with “Ascend” by Emmett Kerrigan, the artist’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Kerrigan, a trained painter and self-taught woodworker who moves effortlessly between materials, presents a new body of work of abstracted landscapes in the form of painting, sculpture, and installation. An ardent Chicagoan, Kerrigan has spent a career inspired by the urban and rural landscapes of home, working in an individual style …

Nicole Gordon // Jennifer Presant

Gallery Y: Nicole Gordon, “magnified” Gallery X: Jennifer Presant, “Lost and Found” March 18, 2016 – April 30, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 2016, 6-9pm Artist Remarks: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2-5pm Linda Warren Projects is pleased to present two solo exhibitions by Chicago-based artists, Nicole Gordon and Jennifer Presant. For both of these painters autobiographical elements morph fluently into meditative and surreal scenes. Juxtapositions within idyllic sanctuaries dominate their landscapes. Gordon’s imagery leans towards the absurd and the grim with scenes of disarray that mimic our own everyday life, whereas Presant’s iconographic and tranquil paintings provide a safe, …

Michael Stillion // Ed Valentine

Gallery Y: Michael Stillion, “In the Belly of a Whale” Gallery X: Ed Valentine, “Still Lifes” January 22, 2016 – March 12, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016, 6-9pm Artist Remarks: Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2-5pm Linda Warren Projects is pleased to kick off 2016 with a pair of solo exhibitions by gallery artists Michael Stillion and Ed Valentine. Both of these painters are masterful image-makers, however the contents of their works go far beyond the literal interpretations of their subject matter. For Stillion, not only does the apparel heavily shrouding his figures suggest something other than itself, but …