LINDA NAGAOKA Neverending Landscape, Topos 16, 2012 | Marker, Mixed Media on Paper - 22” X 30” - $600
May 17 – June 10, 2012
Opening Reception: May 17, 2012 – 5 PM – 9 PM
Where do you live? I wonder. On a mountaintop, in a cave, in the forest or
underneath a pile of rocks. / Maybe it’s prehistoric. The past, present, and the
future, all at once. / A never-ending horizon line planted with flora, fauna, and
children. The architecture is high and low. / It’s all in your head and in your heart.
- Linda Nagaoka (2012)
LOVE LANDS is a solitary version of Exquisite Corpse created by Linda Nagaoka, which will be on display at Yellow Peril Gallery from Thursday, 17 May to Sunday, 10 June 2012.
Working within the tradition of Landscape art making, Nagaoka’s drawings and paintings are interpreted through a contemporary feminine perspective.
Inspired by Exquisite Corpse, the surrealist ruse in which a piece of paper is folded in thirds and three different artist are requested to draw in turn — a head, a torso and legs — without the benefit of seeing the other two parts of the drawing, Nagaoka’s never-ending landscape drawing are a solitary take on the classic art game interpreted through her unique perspective.
With no true beginning and no foreseeable end, the drawing project runs from page to page, the next taking up where the last left off. Remove one panel and another, new interpretation will take its place.
LOVE LANDS will run at Yellow Peril Gallery from Thursday, 17 May to Sunday, 10 June 2012. Opening night reception will be on Thursday, 17 May, from 5PM – 9PM. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 3PM – 8PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 12PM – 5PM. Other days by appointment or chance.
LINDA NAGAOKA is a Brooklyn based Artist working in a variety of mediums to produce two- and three-dimensional works. A native of Santa Monica California, Nagaoka received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of California at Berkeley, and later studied Painting and Sculpture at Alfred University.
Twin, Twin II Postcard Show (Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2011) ; Your Name Here, James Esber (The Aldrich Contemporary Museum, Ridgefield, CT 2011); Works on Paper (Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY 2010); A Fine Romance (Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY 2008); Pillow Talk (Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2007); Face Off (Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY 2007); Power T’s, 4 Walls Project at Pierogi (Brooklyn, NY 2004); Dana Carlson, Jason Fulford, Linda Nagaoka (Monya Rowe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2003); Celestial (The Work Space, New York, NY 2003); Majority Rules, Part I (Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland 2002); Touchy Feely, collaboration with David Brody (eyewash @ Front Room, Brooklyn, New York 2002); Minimal to Excess: Works on Paper, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2001) ; Mir 2 (Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2001); Out of Hibernation (im n iL, Brooklyn, NY 2001); @ The Artist’s Studio (P.P.O.W, New York, NY 2000); Checked (Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 2000); Super-Duper New York (Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY 2000)
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center/Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY (2003); Television Center, Owego, New York (1999)
Caution: Angry Artists at Work, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, August 27, 2004; Simpleposie #214, July 12, 2004; Performance Hops Back Into Style, Michael Rush, The New York Times, July 2, 2000
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