William Eckhardt Kohler is a painter who lives in New York City, though he still retains a base in Chicago where he lived and worked for many years. I met up with him at Linda Warren Projects a few weeks ago, to talk about two shows that he has installed there (on display until August 13th 2016). One is a show that he curated himself, called New York; New Friends, and it comprises one of his own paintings in company with paintings and sculptures by artists from New York with whom he shares an affinity, not so much in the handling of the medium of paint, but in their dedication to its continued expressive possibilities.
|"Knock", oil on linen, 60" x 48", 2015|
|"The Queen's Canopy", oil on linen, 36" x 48", 2016|
If you live in Chicago, you have just under two weeks to experience one part of this equation for yourself.