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Tonight! - Please Join Me as I Open My Studio at the 12th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Art Studios

Gregg ChadwickStealing Home (Jackie Robinson)8"x8" oil on canvas 2016 At the Santa Monica Art Studios, I am part of a community of artists - driven to create, share knowledge and experience, and help the community at large. This weekend, I would be honored to have you join the long list of visitors to my studio #15 at the Santa Monica Art Studios. Saturday, October 8 from 6-9pm Sunday, October 9 from 1-5pm 3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/8

Off to Memphis!

by Gregg Chadwick Gregg Chadwick Elvis Presley (Suspicion) 36”x36” oil on linen 2016 In the Exhibition: One in a Million L Ross Gallery August 2 - 27, 2016 Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016. 5040 Sanderlin, Suite 104, Memphis, Tennessee 38117 901-767-2200 [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 8/2

Cross Currents: Don't Forget the Water - Salish Sea

by Gregg Chadwick Gregg ChadwickSalish Sea30"x24" oil on linen 2014 Two years ago on a technicolor blue day, I stood on the deck of the Wenatchee ferry cutting through the choppy sea from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The vessel was named for the Wenatchi people who originally lived in the shadow of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers in Eastern Washington State. We are riding on a ship of memory. In the Yakama language, wenatchi means "river flowing from canyon." The Wenatchee River was home to a vibrant salmon run prior to the damming of the Columbia River which i... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/21

Thinking About Peace and Painting With Melissa Pickford

by Gregg Chadwick Under the Gun Film Poster Reflected in Window at Premiere in Beverly Hills, CAMay 3, 2016photo by Gregg Chadwick Just spent a rich afternoon in my studio with Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery Director Melissa Pickford. Her father Rollin Pickford was an accomplished painter of the California scene and she is an accomplished curator and artist as well. We caught up on our lives, and talked about art, and memory, and time, and we also discussed the recent violent acts across the globe. Writer Anne Lamott on her Facebook page writes, "And then in rece... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/17

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 n... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/24

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! [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/21

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, of... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 2/21

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 More at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1023426074375780/ https://www.facebook.com/lafhonline [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/21/15

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

Please Join Me This Upcoming Weekendfor 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 1-5pm3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Gregg Chadwick will be speaking at The Representational Art Conferenceon 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 Fergu... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/13/15

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

Gregg ChadwickNot a Morning Person8"x8" oil on panel 2015 AN ODYSSEY: 10 YEARS OF THE TORRANCE ART MUSEUM Saturday, September 12, 20156:00pm – 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! - Greg... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 9/4/15

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 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-leonardo-/artist-gregg-chadwick-eng_b_7740254.html 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 o... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/9/15

Manifest Justice

Gregg Chadwick ‏@greggchadwick 4m4 minutes ago Must See! Last day of #ManifestJustice! From 10a-4p - art, family & community events. http://www.manifestjustice.org [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/10/15

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Message from Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh at UCLAphoto 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 min... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 11/28/14

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 Prog... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 11/11/14

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 ... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/1/14

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... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 8/6/14

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: [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/24/14

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 t... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/28/14

Santa Barbara Elegy

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]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/26/14

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

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 painting go to help fund the Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive health care program for the low-income and uninsured. Direct Link at: https://paddle8.com/work/gregg-chadwick/31... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/15/14

President Obama Speaks From the Heart About the Holocaust

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. The Shoah Foundation gathers and preserves the stories of those who experienced the Holocaust and other atr... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/8/14

Mulholland Blue in the 50th Anniversary Pasadena Showcase House of Design

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 future to coalesce? The Pasadena Showcase runs from April 13– May 11, 2014 Saatchi A... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/5/14

Oracle of Milan

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 in June 2013. Over the past year, I have added and subtracted figures, colors, and elements to arrive at the last frames of the video which show the painting today. Is it finished? Is anything ever finished? Only time will tell. The video is backed by The National's haunting song Engla... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 5/3/14

The Hush of Stars: Pianist Giuseppina Torre at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica

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 the opening of an Italian cultural event entitled All Roads Lead to LA, presented in con... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 4/6/14

Gregg Chadwick's "Trains and Stations" at Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 2014

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, March 15, 2014 from 12 - 5pm "Trains and Stations" was inspired by the powerful music of Michael McDermott and h... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/13/14

The Simpsons' Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

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 Miyazaki,japan, speed of life, Studio Ghibli, The Simpsons, tokyo [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 1/10/14

New Year's Exhibition at the Sandra Lee Gallery

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 exhibition runs until January 31, 2014. The Sandra Lee Gallery is located at: 251 Post Street, Suite 310, San Francisco, CA 94108 [t] 415.291.80... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 1/9/14

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

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 be reading. This marvelous book, edited by Phil Cousineau, includes an inspiring array... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 12/16/13

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

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 Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Whitman, Pico Iyer, Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, William Blake, Mik... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 12/13/13

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

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 Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Whitman, Pico Iyer, Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, William Blake, Mik... [more]
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 12/13/13