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Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art

Tonight in Santa Monica: 

Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art

My portrait of Anna May Wong is part of this upcoming exhibition in Santa Monica. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition.

Her acting career went from silent films to talkies, to stage, to radio, and to television.

 

Born in Los Angeles, a few blocks from Chinatown, Anna May Wong's career has been an inspiration for many. My painting was created as an homage to Anna, sourced from numerous photo stills and film clips from the era.

Please join Saatchi Art in celebrating the opening of

FRESH FACES

New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

7-9PM

Saatchi Art at Demand Media

1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

For complimentary valet parking, enter lot via 26th Street.

Please RSVP by March 17th at the link below.

Fresh Faces, curated by Saatchi Art curators Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen, continues Saatchi Art's series of exhibitions around the world featuring today's most exciting emerging artists.

The exhibition will feature recent works by 14 Los Angeles-based artists, including Kevin Bradley, Gregg Chadwick, Karen Clark, Fabio Coruzzi, Steven Engelmann, Maria Folger, Minas Halaj, Mark Hobley, Tahnee Lonsdale, Mallory Morrison, Christopher Mudgett, Brian Oldham, Stephanie Vovas and Adrian Kay Wong.

The exhibition will be on view from March 24 through May 13, 2016. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday by appointment. Gallery contact: curator@saatchiart.com.

All works are for sale at the exhibition in Santa Monica and online at Saatchi Art. To view, please visit saatchiart.com/show/freshfaces.

‪#‎FreshFaces‬

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/24 | tags: #freshfaces painting drawing figurative conceptual pop realism modern photography




Loving Vincent

 

Currently under production by the Oscar winning companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films, the animated film Loving Vincent delves into the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh. Each frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas that will lend a sense of immediacy and painterly touch to Vincent's story. 

 

Loving Vincent is sourced from over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and from the 800 letters written by Van Gogh during his lifetime.

 

The trailers below give hints of the animated feature to come.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/21 | tags: painting drawing figurative mixed-media video-art modern digital




Gregg Chadwick Artist Talk on Feb 27th 2016 - Last Week for Mystery Train at Sandra Lee Gallery and More Studio Notes from Gregg Chadwick - Winter 2016

  I reorganized my paints yesterday after fervent months in the studio painting the work for Mystery Train. Tubes of oil paint squeezed into empty twisted shells and stray caps marked only by a tell tale ring of color  were discarded. Brushes, newly cleaned, stand at attention ready for new work. A clean glass palette now sits on top of a used stack of brightly daubed surfaces. Painting trains seems to bring daily reminders of change, of process, of journeys. When a train or plane turns around for its trip back home, there is little time for introspection. Vehicles are cleaned, engines refueled, often a new crew is added - new passengers and new travels await. As Mystery Train prepares to depart San Francisco, I ask you to celebrate with me at a closing party and artist talk on February 27th at the Sandra Lee Gallery (details below) if you are in the Bay Area. I have listed below a series of events, exhibitions, press, and more that give a glimpse into the excitement around Mystery Train and my art. Thanks for taking the time to look at and ponder my paintings!

Hope to see you soon. - Gregg Chadwick

1. Artist Talk and Closing Party for Mystery Train on Saturday, February 27, 2016 2-4pm 

      Santa Monica-based artist Gregg Chadwick  has been painting for three decades. His current studio is an old airplane hangar where the flurry of takeoffs and landings on the runway outside seems to creep into Chadwick’s paintings as he explores movement and travel within his light-filled paintings.  His current series of paintings is entitled ‘Mystery Train’ and evokes the railways of America that Chadwick says run in his blood. His grandfather worked as a fireman, stoking coal in steam engines before advancing to train engineer on the Jersey Central Line. Chadwick often says that family gatherings brought the rhythms of the rails home. The sounds of railroad workers echoed in the music that Chadwick’s relatives played in the shadows of the train lines outside. For Chadwick and many others such as writer Greil Marcus, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, and musicians Junior Parker and Elvis Presley, the enduring mythos of America and its legacy is wrapped in the blues notes of the song ‘Mystery Train’. Chadwick will speak about these influences and how they shaped his current paintings.

 Sandra Lee Gallery 

 251 Post Street, Suite 310

San Francisco, CA 94108

415.291.8000

art@sandraleegallery.com

 

 

 

2. Gregg Chadwick's 'Mystery Train' Celebrates the Rhythms of the Rails! by Kathy Leonardo

Read more about Mystery Train in the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-leonardo-/gregg-chadwicks-mystery-t_b_9203570.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ir=Art

 

 

3. Much thanks to Alan Bamberger for his photos and comments on the "Mystery Train" opening at Sandra Lee Gallery on Feb 4 -

Sandra Lee Gallery: Mystery Train - Gregg Chadwick.

Comment by AB: "Dreamy dynamic portrayals recall the heyday of rail travel and the nostalgia it evokes."

More from Alan at: http://artbusiness.com/1open/020416.html

 

4. Mystery Train: Influences and Inspiration (Videos and More) http://www.greggchadwick.com/Gregg_Chadwick/Mystery_Train__Influences_and_Inspiration_%28Videos_and_More%29/Mystery_Train__Influences_and_Inspiration_%28Videos_and_More%29.html

  

5. A selection of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings from the Mystery Train series was exhibited at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair from February 11-14 in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth. 

(Photo by Eric Minh Swenson) Gregg spoke at the booth on February 12, 2016. Jersey Rain (Across the Tracks) was illustrated in the catalog and Gregg’s talk was featured as well.

http://www.palmspringsfineartfair.com/gregg-chadwick/

 

 

 

6. A solo exhibition of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings entitled Cities in Time, hangs through March 2016 at Vedder Price in Century City, California.

 

7. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Pigalle is featured on the cover of the latest issue of

    Black Fox Literary Magazine.

http://www.blackfoxlitmag.com/

 

8. A Balance of Shadows: Gregg Chadwick's Paintings 

    Authored by Kent Chadwick

    Hardcover – February 6, 2016

     Available Online at Amazon

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 2/21 | tags: Gregg Chadwick speed of life painting drawing figurative realism landscape modern




Tonight! Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing - October 21, 2015 7-9pm

Gregg Chadwick 

Buddha of Roseburg

8"x6" oil on panel 2015

Tonight!

Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing.

October 21, 2015 7-9pm

Room & Board, Helm's Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, Culver City CA 90232

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/21/15 | tags: painting drawing abstract figurative sculpture mixed-media conceptual pop realism landscape surrealism modern traditional photography digital graffiti/street-art




You Are Cordially Invited to Gregg Chadwick's Events and Exhibitions!

 

Please Join Me This Upcoming Weekend
for the 11th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Art Studios. 



 

My studio #15 will be open with a display of new paintings in process.

Saturday, October 17 from 6-9pm 
Sunday, October 18 from 1-5pm

3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

 


 

Gregg Chadwick will be speaking at The Representational Art Conference
on November 2, 2015 in Ventura, California 

From Tehran to Ferguson:
Social Justice in Contemporary Representational Art

 

(For more info please click here: http://trac2015.org/gregg-chadwick/)

 

Gregg Chadwick 
Kids Who Die: From Ferguson to Baltimore
24"x48" oil on linen 2015

(Inspired by Langston Hughes & the #BlackLivesMatter Movement)


 

Gregg Chadwick's Solo Exhibition Cinema of Time
Continues at Upper West through October 24, 2015


Upper West, 3221 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Artist Gregg Chadwick Engages Hollywood in New Exhibition: "Cinema of Time"
Huffington Post Article published July 7, 2015 By Kathy Leonardo
"Paintings have always been a backdrop in Gregg Chadwick's life. Much like a cinematographer shapes a film with beautiful images, Chadwick creates his own stories via his art with iconic themes and striking figures with subtle subtext." 
                        
Read the Complete Article at:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-leonardo-/artist-gregg-chadwick-eng_b_7740254.html


Gregg Chadwick's Paintings at Upper West

 


 

"Buddha of Roseburg" will be available at
Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing.


October 21, 2015 7-9pm
    
Room & Board, Helm's Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, CA 90232



Gregg Chadwick 
Buddha of Roseburg
8"x6" oil on panel 2015

More at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1023426074375780/
 https://www.facebook.com/lafhonline

 

 


 

And a not so distant memory...


Actress and Art Collector Yareli Arizmendi
Seems to Merge with Gregg Chadwick's Ethereal Painting at LA ART Show 2015  #LAArtShow 

 

My artwork was featured at the LA Art Show 2015 at the LA Convention Center by the Sandra Lee Gallery and The Station Agent was illustrated in the catalog. January 14-18, 2015

 


 

 

 

Hope to see you at one or more of these events!

Thanks for your interest in my art.

Gregg

www.greggchadwick.com

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/13/15 | tags: Art & Home Gregg Chadwick LA Family housing open studios Representational Art Conference sandra lee gallery santa monica Santa Monica Art Studios 11th Anniversary TRAC Upper West Yareli Arizmendi painting figurative modern




You Are Invited to "An Odyssey: 10 Year Anniversary of the Torrance Art Museum"

 


Gregg Chadwick
Not a Morning Person
8"x8" oil on panel 2015

 

AN ODYSSEY: 10 YEARS OF THE TORRANCE ART MUSEUM

 


Saturday, September 12, 2015
6:00pm – 10:00pm


I am excited to have my painting "Not a Morning Person" in the Torrance Art Museum's 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Exhibit and Fundraiser. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase artworks from the various artists who exhibited at the museum over the past decade. All works will be sold for $100.00 USD and proceeds will go towards future museum renovations and to expand the museum's arts and education programs. Hope to see you there! - Gregg Chadwick

Below is a list of confirmed artists who will have their work sold at the gala:

Accardi, Charles
Agito, Robyn
Alexander, Peter
Aliabadi, Shiva
Alvarez, Tania Jazz
Ano, Michael
Apgar, Jonathan
Appel, Kevin
Aragona, Marisa
Argote, Carmen
Arrowsmith, Dawn
Avesar, Nurit
Baer, Nadege Monchera
Baker Cahill, Nancy
Balisle, Jenny
Bankhead, Steven
Barber, Kireilyn
Barrie, Kelly
Batura, Tanya
Baumann, Edith
Baxter Blader, Enid
Bear, Claudia
Beck, Bridget
Belle, Nicole
Bemiller, Quinton
Berk, Barbara
Bersaglieri, Andrea
Bharthania, Arezoo
Blair, Philippa
Boogie, Chor
Bowne, Chris
Bracken, Lelde
Bravin, Ashley
Briare, Jim
Brookshire, Madison
Brown, Nick
Brown, Tony
Buchman, Lindsay
Buckley, Georgette
Buis, Doug
Cagin, Gul
Callaghan, Joshua
Campbell, Clayton
Campins Cambra, Daniela
Cantor, Ellen
Carla Handel, Michelle
Carter, Matthew
Casentini, Marco
Castrejon, Enrique
Chadwick, Gregg
Chang, York
Chomick, Michael
Chowdhury, Srijon
Chung, Helen
Clark, Eric
Clarke, Lee
Clarke, Marsia Alexander
Clavel, Annie
Cooper, Brian
Counts, Emily
Coy, Chris
Croskery, Sydney
Daley, Carole
Davis, Cherie Benner
De Anda, Ismail
De Boer, David Michael
Deniaud, Michelle
Dennis, Sergio
Diener, Ann
Dill, Laddie John
Dimitrov, Slobodan
Dodge, Dani
Dominick, Drew
Dommermuth, Mike Vegas
Dove, Daniel
Duarte, Veronica
Duffy, Sean
Dunn , Tom
Dunn, Jeanne
Durazo, Martin
Dutcher, Mark
Edwards, Gabriel D
Ekouagou, Kokou
El Baz, Mohamed
Ellis, Zavier
Erker, Jay
Es, Carol
Evans, Nancy
Everett, Peter
Factor, Tia
Fahnestock, Mclean
Fallah, Amir H
Faragher, Kristine
Faulwell, Asad
Feldman, Roni
Ferrandez, Jesus Max
Fierro, Michelle
Folk, Elizabeth
Foster, Andrew
Frieden, Sarajo
Frost, Kristin
Gad, Simone
Gafford, Chris
Gallegos, Omar
Gellis, Yvette
Ghilarducci, David
Ghuloum, Rema
Gipe & Tell Studio
Giandalia, Herlinda Rojas
Gladstone, Wendell
Gomez, Ed
Gravis, Lydia
Gray, Katherine
Gruni, Zoè
Gunn, Linda
Haft-Candell, Julia
Hager, Jenny
Hall, Walt
Harvey, Liz
Hawkins, Vincent
Henry, Karma
Ho, Tai Yin
Holliday, Hadley
Holmes, Brent
Huff, Nathan
Hüttner, Per
Huynh, Phung
Ida, Bryan
Ilie, Marie-Laure
Ishizaki, Velda
Jackel, Claire
Johnson , Kiel
Jones, Brian Thomas
Kacherian, Gegam
Kaminski, William
Katholm, Bibi
Kaufman, Seth
Kaur, Siri
Kidd, Thomas Whittaker
King, Eri
Kitts Senn, Andrea
Kolosvary-Stupler, Eva
Koss, Robert
Koumoundouros, Olga
Kroeger, Alberto
Kuhn, Christopher
Kundell, Elana
Kunik, Linda
Kunke, Jason
Kvetny, Ida
Lah, Olga
Laird, Campbell
Lajarin, Aitor
Lane, Connie DK
Lane, Marion
Larkey, Molly
Larson, Ian
Lawson, Thomas
Leapman, David
Lee, Jung Ji
Lee, Michelle Jane
Lemke, Alex
Lewis, Tim
Halloran, Lia
Liesy, Carolyn
Lizotte, Susan
Logereci, Susan
Madoo, Ceres
Madrid, Vanessa
Mann, Elana
Marcelletti, Alanna
Markowitz, Barry
Mars, Adam
Marshall, James L.
Martelloni, Luigia
Martin, Heather Gwen
Matsuno, Jeff
McClure, Siobhan
McDonald, David
McLain, Mike
McReynolds, Faris
Measures, Jon
Melían, Kathleen
Mercier, Christopher
Mills, John
Mirabal, Charise
Montes, Esmeralda
Moore, Charlotte
Morales McCain, Claudia
Moya, Robert
Najarian, Hagop
Nebolon, Frances
Nehrbass, Jennifer
Nguyen, Hung Viet
Nguyen, Khang Bao
Nishigawara, Nobuhito
Noble, Aaron
Novak, Travis
Orr, Julie
Orser, Julie
Oxley, Lisa
Palmer, Dylan
Parducci, Claudia
Paull, Julia
Pece, Bob
Petropoulos, Renee
Phelps, Calvin
Pierzynski, Mike
Plascencia, Gloria
Pomonis, Mary Anna
Potter,Serena
Presneill, Max
Quintana, Juan Carlos
R. Hong-An Truong
Raggett, George
Ramin, Michelle
Ramos, Jason
Ramos, Vincent
Razdow, Max
Reavey, Peggy
Reeves, Diane
Ricci, Bryan
Rich, Bobbie
Rick, Gay Summer Sadow
Roberts, Christy
Roberts, Colin
Rodkin, Ben
Rodriguez, Ana
Roy, Jean-Pierre
Rubio, Nano
Ruiz, Conrad
Russell, Linda Jo
Ruthsatz, Richard
Ruznic, Maja
Ryan, David
Ryan, Frank
Saegusa, Satoshi
Sakai, Yoshi
Sanchez Burr, David
Sanford, Conchi
Sarason, Phoebe
Savage, Kate
Sayler, Marisa
Saylor, Daney
Schiele, Kristen
Schomaker, Kristine
Schoenmaker, Ellemieke
Scholnick, Jaime
Schoultz, Andrew
Schwartz, Julia
Schwartz, Steve Sas
Seal, Tamra
Sewelson, Cory
Shewmake, Becca
Silver, Emily
Sin, Yong
Sittler, Rebecca
Skarbakka, Kerry
Sming, Vivian
Sorg de Mollerat, Cheryl
Soto Diaz, Mariangeles
Spanbock, David
Sparkes, Sarah
Standlea, Jesse
Stepaniuk, Gina
Stewart, Allison
Stewart, Cynthia
Svenningsen, Theodore
Taber, Ryan
Thibeault, Marie
Thomas, Noah
Tierney, Patrick
Tomczyk, Vincent
Trueman, Chris
Tse, Shirley
Tucker, Kim
Updegraff, Miller
Urban, Paul
Valdez, Elizabeth
Vlahovich, Tyler
Warwas, Ben
Webster, Steve
White, Ralph
Whitmore, Tessie
Wiesenfeld, Alexandra
Willis, Jay
Whitney, Kay
Wolek, Joe
Wolek, Lena
Wolkoff, Steven
Wood , Eve
Wright, Alison
Yelland, Tobin
Yun, Lawrence
Zamani, HK
Zask, Peggy
Zask, Ben
Zellen, Jody

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 9/4/15 | tags: An Odyssey Torrance Art Museum Fundraiser Gregg Chadwick painting drawing abstract figurative sculpture mixed-media conceptual pop realism surrealism modern traditional photography digital graffiti/street-art




Gregg Chadwick's "Cinema of Time" Opens Sunday, July 12, 2015
 

 

Gregg Chadwick

Los Angeles Theatre

36"x48" oil on linen 2015



 HUFFPOST Arts & Culture

Artist Gregg Chadwick Engages Hollywood in New Exhibition: "Cinema of Time"

Article published July 7, 2015 By Kathy Leonardo

 

You are invited to the Opening Party on Sunday, July 12th from 4-7 pm

At UPPER WEST at 3221 Pico Blvd in Santa Monica.

Drinks and appetizers will be served.


Hope to see you there!

 

MORE on Gregg’s show at UPPER WEST in Santa Monica:

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/9/15 | tags: Cinema of Time Examiner.com Gregg Chadwick Hollywood Times Huffington post LA Art Party opening Santa Monica Mirror Upper West painting figurative conceptual realism modern




Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Thanksgiving Message from Thich Nhat Hanh 

Thich Nhat Hanh at UCLA
photo by Gregg Chadwick  


A worthy repost from four years ago: 

“We like the idea of being thankful to the cosmos, to everything that offers itself to us as food. That is why in Plum Village we organize a Thanksgiving Day, and we address our thanks to four objects: first of all to our father and our mother, who gave us life; to our teacher who gave us spiritual life and helped us know how to live in the here and now; we thank our friends who support us, especially in difficult moments, and we thank every being in the animal, vegetable and mineral world for our support and maintenance.

So the Buddhists also celebrate Thanksgiving, with that kind of insight. And while we celebrate Thanksgiving, we relate to everyone who is there, and this is a very good practice so that we don’t cut ourselves off from reality. The feeling of gratitude can help us to remember and to cultivate the element of compassion and loving kindness in us.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village, 27th July, 1998
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 11/28/14 | tags: Gregg Chadwick happy thanksgiving




Lust, Lecherousness, and Love

 


Peter Clothier's scurrilously witty new novel "The Pilgrim's Staff" explores lust, lecherousness, and love through the voices of two men from two disparate centuries. David Soames, a contemporary figurative painter living as an ex-pat in Los Angeles, receives a curious package in the mail from an English cousin. Wrapped in layers of tape and memory is the two hundred year-old journal of an English gentleman, who begins his tale with the words"I am no Rake!" "Rake" is a wonderfully antiquated word that refers to a man caught in the snares of immorality, particularly concerning the charms of the opposite sex. 

 

William Hogarth

A Rakes's Progress:3

The Rake at the Rose Tavern

62.5x75.2 cm oil on canvas 1734

Collection Sir John Soane's Museum, London

 

Writing this on the 10th of November, in a coincidence worthy of Clothier's novel, I am reminded that the 18th century English painter William Hogarth was born on this day in 1697.  Hogarth's pre-cinematic series entitled "A Rake's Progress" immediately comes to mind.  Reflecting his own deep history in the arts as both writer and arts administrator, Clothier deftly weaves artistic concerns into "The Pilgrim's Staff." In Clothier's novel both men richly voice their own sexual histories with honesty and quite a bit of humor that echoes the satirical artworks of fellow Englishmen Hogarth, Thomas Rowlandson, and George Cruikshank. 

Clothier's"The Pilgrim's Staff" is not a mere romp. The novel also explores the destructive potential of family legacy and the clouded history of power, abuse, and sexual slavery in 18th century Imperial England as well as in our contemporary world. "The Pilgrim's Staff" is a book about sexual pleasure and also a cautionary tale that reminds us not to lose the love as we lust. Highly recommended!

 

Notes on Peter Clothier and "The Pilgrim's Staff"

Peter Clothier learned about masculinity the British way: boarding school and Cambridge--and spent twenty years in recovery in men's group work. 

Previous books include two novels, a monograph on David Hockney, and a memoir, While I am Not Afraid: Secrets of a Man's Heart. His recent book, Persist, was acclaimed as the "ultimate survival guide for any creative artist."  

Find out more at: http://www.thepilgrimsstaff.com

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 11/11/14 | tags: review Peter Clothier The Pilgrims Staff Cover by Gregg Chadwick fiction painting figurative realism modern traditional




Gregg Chadwick's News and Events

1. Gregg Chadwick 's painting  "To Catch A Thief" has been selected by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, the husband-and-wife team behind the lifestyle brand AphroChic, to hang in the special Helms Bakery Pop-up Home October 10 – 12, 2014 in Culver City. 


Details at: http://aphrochic.com/2014/08/29/save-the-date-the-aphrochic-pop-up-house-at-helms-bakery/

  

Gregg Chadwick

"To Catch A Thief' 

10"x10" oil on panel 2014

 

2. Gregg Chadwick will have artwork in the Art Unified booth at Worldwide Art Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October16-19, 2014. More at: https://worldwideartla.com 

 

Gregg Chadwick

"Oracle of Milan" 

40"x30" oil on linen 2014 

  

3. Make sure to save the date for the most exciting art event of the year in Santa Monica! The 10th Anniversary Open Studios at Santa Monica Art Studios

Please join us for the 10th Anniversary Open Studios Celebration at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Thirty-nine painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists will open their studios for the event.

Would love to see you in my studio - #15!


Saturday, October 18th from 6-9pm & Sunday, October 19th from 1-5pm 

 



4. The noted writer Peter Clothier asked Gregg Chadwick to create artwork for the cover of Clothier's latest novel, "The Pilgrim's Staff".  

Clothier writes: 

"Gregg Chadwick was generous enough to create an image for the front.  Having read the book, he delved into the art of the 18th century, particularly the erotic prints and drawing of artists like Thomas Rowlandson and George Cruickshank and came up with an image that captured the spirit of both the period and the story that I've written."

 

More at: The Buddha Diaries: BUSY

  

Gregg Chadwick,

"The Embrace" 

30"x24" oil on linen 2014

 

5. Gregg Chadwick, inspired by his recent trip to Istanbul and the wondrous books of Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, will have his painting "The Museum of Innocence" in Room & Board, Art & Home- an art show benefitting LA Family Housing 

 

Room & Board, Art & Home - an art show benefitting LA Family Housing

 8707 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. Tel: (310) 736-9100. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23rd, 7-9 PM  (My Birthday:)

  

Gregg Chadwick

"The Museum of Innocence"

 8"x10" oil on panel 2014

 

 
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/1/14 | tags: Gregg Chadwick #SantaMonicaArtStudios painting figurative conceptual pop realism surrealism modern




A Memory Museum

 

Holland  Cotter has a wonderful new piece in the New York Times entitled A Memory Museum

Cotter writes," I’m also a curator of my memory, which carries traces of art encounters from over the years. A few of those encounters — with certain objects, books, buildings — have altered the atmosphere, changed how I see and joined a permanent collection that I regularly revisit."

He then challenges us to describe experiences with art that has changed our lives and to post them in the comment section in his article. I find this to be an enlightening question:

Which works of art have changed the way you look at the world? 

I answered Mr. Cotter with the following:


The place of memory in the arts is so revealing. One of my first experiences with an artwork happened in Amsterdam when I was a six year old and the experience changed me forever. My father had finished his tour in Vietnam as a USMC JAG and we reunited as a family in Europe. During that trip we visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. There I found myself slack jawed in front of Rembrandt’s iconic group portrait "The Sampling Officials of the Amsterdam Drapers Guild."  I recognized it as the same image on the Dutch Masters’ cigar box, my father’s go-to brand. The connection was phenomenal; I was hooked and I knew that someday I would become an artist. 

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 8/6/14 | tags: Art #SMart #SMart10 #SantaMonicaArts Gregg Chadwick painting figurative mixed-media realism modern traditional photography




Please Join Gregg Chadwick for an Artist Talk on Revenant at the Sandra Lee Gallery on July 26, 2014

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:

 

 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/24/14 | tags: Gregg Chadwick sandra lee gallery Revenant artist talk event painting figurative realism landscape modern




Film Review - Generosity of Eye: Art Transformed into Education

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 children and their families in the Harlem community. 

 

Julia is often on screen with her father and their scenes together are rich with familial affection. As Julia interviews her father about the art that William has collected over the years and the artists who have created it, she is often overcome with emotion as she discovers the depth of her father's passion for art and for justice.

 

 

Geoffrey Canada, William Louis-Dreyfus, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus  

 

Julia says, "Dad doesn't just collect art, he collects the artists who create it." For her entire life, Julia's dad has collected paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Currently, the collection has grown to over 3,000 pieces and includes artworks by Kandinsky, Dubuffet, Giacometti, George Grosz, Red Grooms, Robert Traylor, Catherine Murphy, Stone Roberts, Graham Nickson, Raymond Mason, Rackstraw Downes, Jean-Baptiste Sécheret, Nicola Hicks, Robert Birmelin, George Boorujy, Thornton Dial, and many others. 

In a telling scene in the film, William explains his thoughts on society's reaction to injustice:  "I think there are two types of people that make up our political outlook. One is a person who sees something happening and thinks that it might happen to him and therefore is worried about it. He notices it and thinks to himself,"That could happen to me." Therefore, he is against the injustice that is happening to a third party. And then there is another kind of person who looks at the injustice and says to himself,"Thank the Lord that is not happening to me." So the fact of it's happening to another person he is for. He is for it psychologically because by virtue of this happening to another person, it's not happening to him. The other guy is against it because when he sees it, he thinks it might happen to him. Therefore, he is against it." 

William's passions are inspiring: art, justice, and humanity.

 

 
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/28/14 | tags: painting drawing abstract figurative sculpture mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism landscape surrealism modern traditional photography




Santa Barbara Elegy

 

 

Gregg Chadwick
Buddha of the Adriatic
24"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.

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/26/14 | tags: Buddha of the Adriatic Cheng Yuan Hong Christopher Martinez George Chen Katherine Cooper loss memory peace RIP Santa Barbara UCSB Veronika Weiss Weihan Wang painting figurative conceptual realism modern traditional




Gregg Chadwick's "Dogtown" Featured In Sunday's 35th Anniversary of the Venice Art Walk and Auctions

 

Gregg Chadwick
Dogtown
17"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 painting go to help fund the Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive health care program for the low-income and uninsured. 

 

 

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Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/15/14 | tags: venice Gregg Chadwick painting figurative realism modern





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