CODA Gallery unveils a new exhibition of oil paintings by Chris Young, running April 6-27. The artist from Orem, Utah, will attend an opening reception on April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend. CODA Gallery has represented Chris since its beginnings in the late 1980s. “I was finishing up my BFA show [at Brigham Young University] and [CODA Gallery founders Connie and David Katz] were representing some of my professors. A couple of professors said, ‘Go take a look at Chris’ show; you may like his work,’” Chris recalls. They did. “David said, ‘I will give you a year to put a show together.’ And the next thing I knew, we were up and running.