February 19 - March 19, 2022

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A Warrior in the Garden is a joint exhibition of new works by Chicago-based printmaker and painter Steve Seeley and painter AJ Ainscough. Seeley’s pop-meets-pulp stylistic sensibility is nostalgic without being sentimental, bringing anxiety-tinged atomic age fun into the twenty-first century. His incorporation of familiar characters from classic comic books into images of mid-century pinups marries the absurd and the erotic, while his paintings of wild flora and fauna are replete with moments of slapstick surrealism. Meanwhile Ainscough’s cartoonesque figures are used as a tool of exploring the highs, lows, and in-betweens life throws at everyone. His works explore the possibilities and potential of his characters through the use of stories that emulate universal feelings; a cocktail of chaos with tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted humor.

Steve Seeley is a co-owner of Pop!nk Editions, the lauded Chicago-based print house. Technically gifted as a painter, his artistic practice spans multiple media with a fresh sense of experimentation. His work has been exhibited throughout the US and is held in private collections worldwide.

AJ Ainscough is a Chicago-based artist known for his witty and graphically complex paintings, featuring an array of original characters. Recent exhibitions of work include those at Art Central, Hong Kong; JPS Gallery, Tokyo; and La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles.


Sean Hannaway Solo Show

Exhibition runs December 4 - 23, 2021

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Line Dot is thrilled to present a new collection of work from Sean Hannaway. Come join us for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, December 4th from 6-9pm.

Sean Hannaway is a Chicago born-and-based painter known for his punchy, densely layered style that blends high Renaissance subjects and graffiti aesthetics. The push and pull between his techniques, colors, and influences creates a dynamic tension in his work. A cheeky sense of humor pervades his practice, and is manifest in his use of plastic framed rococo-style mirrors from the 1960s as his canvases. Once obscured by layers of paint, the forms of the mirrors lose their gilded, gaudy essence and become graceful curves and flourishes that seamlessly blend into the final painting. Hannaway daylights as a Creative Director at Leo Burnett and has been featured in three previous shows at Line Dot, all of which sold out.