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Please Join Gregg Chadwick for an Artist Talk on Revenant at the Sandra Lee Gallery on July 26, 2014  
Posted 7/24/14

Please join me this Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco as I gather with a small group to discuss my new series "Revenant" - each painting holds a mysterious story where past and present meet. The event runs from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Also, if you haven't seen it yet, please check out the review by Jeffrey Carlson in Fine Art Connoisseur: "Gregg Chadwick's Revenant" (link here) before my talk. More details below: [more]

Film Review - Generosity of Eye: Art Transformed into Education  
Posted 5/28/14

by Gregg Chadwick Generosity of Eye: Art Transformed into Education from brad hall (Full Film) Generosity of Eye: Art Transformed into Education is a must watch documentary by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall that documents William Louis-Dreyfus, Julia's father, as he explains why he decided to sell his bountiful art collection to benefit the Harlem Children's Zone - an educational program in New York, created by Geoffrey Canada to break the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of childr... [more]

Santa Barbara Elegy  
Posted 5/26/14

Gregg ChadwickBuddha of the Adriatic24"x18" oil on linen 2014 My heart breaks for the families who have lost their daughters and sons during this weekend's senseless massacre in Santa Barbara. There is so much to discuss, to argue over, to ponder. But tonight, I will continue to mourn and ask that attention be focused on the six University of California, Santa Barbara students who were stolen from us. [more]

Gregg Chadwick's "Dogtown" Featured In Sunday's 35th Anniversary of the Venice Art Walk and Auctions  
Posted 5/15/14

Gregg ChadwickDogtown17"x17" oil on panel 2014 My painting Dogtown will be featured in the Silent Art Auction at the 35th Anniversary of the Venice Art Walk and Auctions which will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building. The painting is available for pre-bidding on the auction site Paddle 8 with a select group of donated artworks. http://paddle8.com/auctions/veniceartwalk 100% of the proceeds from the sale of my p... [more]

President Obama Speaks From the Heart About the Holocaust  
Posted 5/8/14

by Gregg Chadwick “Memory has become a sacred duty of all people of goodwill.” -Elie Wiesel Last night in Los Angeles, President Obama gave a beautiful and powerful speech after accepting the Shoah Foundation’s Ambassador of Humanity Award from Steven Spielberg during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. I want to thank the President, Steven Spielberg and all those involved with the Shoah Foundation for recognizing the importance of remembering. Th... [more]

Mulholland Blue in the 50th Anniversary Pasadena Showcase House of Design  
Posted 5/5/14

Gregg ChadwickMulholland Blue24"x30" oil on linen 2014 Currently, my painting Mulholland Blue is hanging in the 50th Anniversary Pasadena Showcase House of Design in a wonderful room designed by Ederra Design Studio's Cynthia Lambakis and Samantha Williams. Standing on Mulholland above Los Angeles, a blurred trio contemplates the mystery of existence. Does the woman in the green dress meet her double and the memory of her lover? Or has time allowed past, present and fu... [more]

Oracle of Milan  
Posted 5/3/14

by Gregg Chadwick Oracle of Milan40"x30" oil on linen 2014 Oracle of Milan is the first in an upcoming series of time lapse videos that document the stages and alterations inherit in my painting process. The first impression is key in the formation of an artwork and the opening frames of the video show that something dynamic is present in this new painting. I allow the painting to speak to me with visual clues that lead to new paths. Oracle of Milan was begun... [more]

The Hush of Stars: Pianist Giuseppina Torre at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica  
Posted 4/6/14

Gregg Chadwick Sea and Shadow (Mare e Ombra) 30"x20" oil on linen 2014 Courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco Last night Italian pianist Giuseppina Torre gazed attentively at my painting Sea and Shadow (Mare e Ombra) and said to me,"La luce a Venezia è magica." I agreed, the light in Venice is magic. And there is light in Giuseppina Torre's music as well. Earlier that evening in the Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios she gave us a taste of her haunting piano compositions at t... [more]

Gregg Chadwick's "Trains and Stations" at Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2014  
Posted 3/13/14

Gregg ChadwickThe Emperor's Train 68"x144" oil on Japanese screen 2014 and Empire State (Grand Central) 72"x36" oil on linen 2013 Courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery As part of the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2014, my installation "Trains and Stations" will be on view in the Hangar West Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios. My studio #15, directly across from the screen, will also be open and will include new paintings on this theme. Opening reception - Saturday... [more]

The Simpsons' Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli  
Posted 1/10/14

by Gregg Chadwick Beer for Homer at Miyazaki's Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japanphoto by Gregg Chadwick I just love this new clip from Sunday's upcoming Simpsons episode which includes a wonderful and comedic tribute to animator Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The magic that Miyazaki has created resonates globally. Enjoy! Robot From Castle in the Sky at Ghibli Museumphoto by Gregg Chadwick Labels: anime, david silverman, gregg chadwick, Hayao Miya... [more]

New Year's Exhibition at the Sandra Lee Gallery  
Posted 1/9/14

Gregg Chadwickl'Horloge de Baudelaire (Baudelaire's Clock) 40" x 30" oil on linen 2013courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, California Opening on January 9, 2014, from 5:00-7:30pm, at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California is a new group exhibition which includes my artwork along with work by Kathryn Arnold, Henry Jackson, Irena Kononova, Jeremy Morgan, Jeffrey Palladini, Hyun Su Park, Daniel Phill, George Rivera, Jungsan Senim and others. The exhibitio... [more]

Wednesday at Book Passage in Corte Madera - Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day  
Posted 12/16/13

Gregg ChadwickIndigo Night 30"x24" oil on linen 2013 Courtesy Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, California On Friday, December 13th, we chased away the demons with an inspiring book reading at Book Soup on Sunset in Hollywood with the presentation of Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day, which includes my essay Night Painting. Please join us at Book Passage in Corte Madera on December 18, 2013 at 7 pm for our next event. I will again... [more]

Tonight at Book Soup - Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day  
Posted 12/13/13

Gregg ChadwickNight Swim, Kaufmann House24"x30" oil on linen 2013 This Friday the 13th chase away the demons with an inspiring book reading. Tonight at Book Soup on Sunset in Hollywood at 7 pm we will be presenting Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day, which includes my essay Painting at Night. This marvelous book, edited by Phil Cousineau, includes an inspiring array of essays and poems: including pieces by Vince... [more]

Tonight at Book Soup - Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day  
Posted 12/13/13

Gregg ChadwickNight Swim, Kaufmann House24"x30" oil on linen 2013 This Friday the 13th chase away the demons with an inspiring book reading. Tonight at Book Soup on Sunset in Hollywood at 7 pm we will be presenting Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day, which includes my essay Painting at Night. This marvelous book, edited by Phil Cousineau, includes an inspiring array of essays and poems: including pieces by Vince... [more]

The Courage to Create at Esalen December 6-8 2013  
Posted 12/3/13

The Courage to Create WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 6-8, 2013 Gregg Chadwick The Painter (il miglior fabbro) 24"x30" oil on linen 2013 What role does creativity play in our lives? Is it an inner imperative that helps us forge the well-lived life? This workshop at Esalen, situated along California's rugged Big Sur coastline, engages with the notion that creativity is a “battle with the gods” in light of its Latin origins in the word creare, the natural urge “to grow or... [more]

Mulholland Blue  
Posted 11/3/13

Mulholland Blue by Gregg Chadwick on Saatchi Online. Saatchi Online There’s something very Lynchian about this work by Los Angeles-based artist Gregg Chadwick: http://goo.gl/Jl6yWICheck out “Mulholland Blue” and more in our New This Week collection: http://goo.gl/rOsfOh [more]

9th Anniversary of Santa Monica Art Studios on Saturday, October 12, 2013 , 6-9 pm  
Posted 10/7/13

Gregg Chadwick Mulholland Blue 24"x30" oil on linen 2013 Please join me for the 9th Anniversary of Santa Monica Art Studios on Saturday, October 12, 6-9 pm and Sunday, October 13, 1-5 pm. I will be giving a sneak peek of my new artwork and would love to see you! Also all of the painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists who call Santa Monica Art Studios home will open their working spaces for the event. Hope to see you soon. Gregg... [more]

Homage to VÍctor Jara  
Posted 9/14/13

"As every cell in Chile will tell, the cries of the tortured men. Remember Allende in the days before, before the army came. Please remember Víctor Jara, in the Santiago Stadium. Es Verdad, those Washington Bullets again." -from Washington Bullets, The Clash - 1980 "And in the world a heart of darkness, a fire zone. Where poets speak their heart, then bleed for it. Jara sang, his song a weapon, in the hands of love. Though his blood still cries from the ground." - from One Tree Hill, U2 -... [more]

Introducing the Getty Museum's Open Content Program  
Posted 8/13/13

by Gregg Chadwick Unknown maker, French (photographer) , Polyorama Panoptique Lorchette Enchantée, French, about 1855, Lithograph, colored, Image: 8.3 x 16.5 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.) Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is making available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds rights or that are in the public domain. These images may be used for any purpose. No permission is r... [more]

Sandra Lee and Artist Gregg Chadwick at artMRKT San Francisco  
Posted 5/22/13

Sandra Lee and Artist Gregg Chadwick at artMRKT San Francisco, a photo by Yossi Govrin of GreggChadwick on Flickr. [more]

What’s New This Month: May, 2013  
Posted 5/14/13

Gregg Chadwickl'Horloge de Baudelaire40"x30" oil on linen 2013   My paintings will be showcased in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth  at artMRKT San Francisco - an international art fair held May 16-19, 2013  Festival Pavilion - Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California.        I will be speaking at the upcoming “Categorically Not” event on Sunday May 19, 2013 at the Santa Monica Art Studios about my painting process and “what lies beneath” the... [more]

Astronaut Performs David Bowies's Space Oddity While Orbiting the Earth  
Posted 5/13/13

Tonight, a stunning cover of David Bowie's Haunting song Space Oddity was released from space by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. The imagery is stunning, reminiscent of the film Moon directed by David Bowie's son Duncan Jones. Sometimes life really does imitate art, even while orbiting earth in a tin capsule in space.    Find out more: Twitter Facebook Google+  With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield [more]

Empire State  
Posted 5/10/13

 GreggChadwick Empire State72"x36" oil on linen 2013 On View at artMRKT San FranciscoMay 16-19, 2013Sandra Lee Gallery, San FranciscoBooth #221 [more]

Memory Making: The First Emperor's Legacy at the Asian Art Museum  
Posted 5/3/13

by Gregg Chadwick China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco  photo by Gregg Chadwick    "I, Sovereign, am the First Emperor; my descendants will call themselves the Second Generation, the Third Generation, and will go on forever after."  - The First Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE)     quoted by the historian Sima Qian (145-90 BCE) China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy currently on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco until May... [more]

Slow Looking With Peter Clothier  
Posted 1/28/13

by Gregg Chadwick Peter Clothier Leads A One Hour/One Painting Session With Gregg Chadwick's "A Balance of Shadows"photo by Joanne Warfield Peter Clothier's important new book Slow Looking: The Art of Looking at Art guides the reader seamlessly through the history, process, and ideas behind his One Hour/One Painting sessions.  Clothier's development of One Hour/One Painting  began with the realization that along with most museum or gallery visitors, he increasingly spent more t... [more]

David Bowie's New Berlin Elegy: Where Are We Now?  
Posted 1/9/13

Early this morning David Bowie celebrated his 66th Birthday with the release of his first single in a decade. This single Where Are We Now?, taken from Bowie's forthcoming album The Next Day, is accompanied by an artful video directed by the contemporary artist Tony Oursler. Set in a black and white Berlin of memory and dream, Oursler's video combines with Bowie's voice and lyrics to question the themes of human bondage, release, freedom,  doubt, ageing, and death.   The video opens with a shot of... [more]

Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Christmas 101 at Royce Hall: A Holiday Tribute  
Posted 12/22/12

by Gregg Chadwick If this was the way the world ended on 12 21 12, those of us gathered at UCLA's Royce Hall for the second night of Rufus and Martha Wainwright's Christmas 101 were being ushered into eternity with heavenly voices.  Rufus and Martha Wainwright, the son and daughter of  Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle - who passed away in 2010 from a rare sarcoma cancer, both possess extraordinary voices and mesmerizing stage presence. Their combined talents bolstered by musical kin... [more]

The Luminist for Ana Grace  
Posted 12/15/12

The Luminist GreggChadwick      My condolences and thoughts to jazz player Jimmy Greene and his wife Nelba as they bear the senseless loss of their beautiful little girl Ana Grace who was a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Connecticut.   Jimmy Greene, the American saxophonist who recently taught at the University of Manitoba, has written a brief message following the death of his daughter.  Greene wrote: "Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words of support. As we work through thi... [more]

Our Nation Cries for the Children of Newtown, Connecticut  
Posted 12/14/12

 GreggChadwick   As I write this, an impromptu vigil is forming in front of the White House in Washington DC to mourn the victims of another senseless mass shooting and to call for much needed gun regulation. Today, a quiet school in Newtown, Connecticut was violated by a gun wielding murderer packing semi-automatic weapons with a back up assault rifle in his car. The shooting was horrific and preventable. This is a national tragedy that needs a national response. Our glo... [more]

Study for The City Dreams  
Posted 12/4/12

Gregg Chadwick Study for The City Dreams 12"x12" oil on linen 2012 Will be exhibited at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California during the upcoming Holiday Group Show which runs from December 4th through the 29th. Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm at the Sandra Lee Gallery  251 Post Street, Suite 310 San Francisco, CA 94108  415.291.8000 art@sandraleegallery.com Labels: california, chadwick, Dec 4 -29 2012, gregg chadwick, Holiday Group Show, o... [more]

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