Over 10 years ago and while I was and undergrad at Governors State University, I had the chance to attend an artist talk by Michiki Itatani. At the time, she was doing large scale works with traces of the human form in dynamic compositions. Her canvases were not only large but also asymmetrically constructed. When I first saw them, I responded with enthusiasm and as a student, they were inspiring for many years to come.
This Friday, Linda Warren Projects will open a solo exhibition titled “Cosmic Kaleidoscope” occupying both Gallery Y and Gallery X. This is the first time an artists occupies both spaces for a solo exhibition, demonstrating by its curatorial effort an epic experience. It is a Chicago exhibition not to be missed this weekend. Itatani’s works invite to reflection, observation and experience. I will certainly visit the exhibition on a quiet day to admire, respect and humbly take in all that my soul can absorb.
Gallery Y and Gallery X: Michiko Itatani “Cosmic Kaleidoscope”
September 6 – October 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013, 6–9pm
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