Nov 8th 2014

Mary Jane Duffy and Linda LaBella

@ Bert Green Fine Art

8 S Michigan Ave Suite 620 Chicago IL 60603

Opening Saturday, November 8th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, December 20th

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present our first solo exhibition by Mary Jane Duffy and our third solo exhibition by Linda LaBella.

Mary Jane Duffy is a Chicago-based painter who makes works which are based on an interpretation of land and the landscape of information. The artist sees the influence of human activity and human perception as a significant and important diversion from the otherwise natural order of things. Employing the languages of map making, pointillist obfuscation, and digital noise, Duffy creates a series of works that resonate with uneasiness and ambiguity towards the human condition and its impact.

Linda LaBella is a New York-based painter of intuitive abstraction. Her technique combines drawing and painting together into an inseparable whole, led by a process whereby the making of an artwork is self-directed; the art equivalent of “automatic writing”. LaBella listens to the work; allows it to grow organically, and in doing so a voice emerges. In the artist’s own words, these works are “abstractions of sub-thought projections”. Such primal aesthetics and mark making share underlying attributes with cave painting, hieroglyphics, and other forms of prehistorical art yet are starkly contemporary and deeply forward-looking.

There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday November 8, 2014 from 5-8 pm, and an Artist’s Talk on Saturday December 13, 2014 at 4pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Friday 11–6 and Saturday 12-5, or by appointment at other times.

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