LOVE LANDS: Drawings + Paintings by Linda Nagaoka




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
The architecture is high and low. / It’s all in your head and in your heart.

                                                                                         – Linda Nagaoka (2012)

PROVIDENCE, RI – Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present LOVE LANDS, a solitary version of Exquisite Corpse created by Linda Nagaoka, 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.

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About Linda Nagaoka
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


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

About Yellow Peril Gallery
YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery strives to foster modern art critiques on popular culture and society from established and emerging artists in the United States and abroad. We aspire to exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and a percentage from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with Linda Nagaoka, please contact Robert Stack at +401 861 1535 or e-mail at