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Gregg Chadwick

Concept

Ghosts of earlier ideas appear within Gregg Chadwick's artworks and combine with other transparent moments to create a semblance of movement, of time passing. In antiquity and later during the Middle Ages, manuscript pages made from animal hides were often scraped down and used again. Faint traces o...
Ghosts of earlier ideas appear within Gregg Chadwick's artworks and combine with other transparent moments to create a semblance of movement, of time passing. In antiquity and later during the Middle Ages, manuscript pages made from animal hides were often scraped down and used again. Faint traces of the underwritings on these parchments, called palimpsests, survived. Chadwick's painting process involves a series of applications and erasures, echoing these layered fragments from the past. At times, he scrapes down entire wet paintings leaving a fragile palimpsest. These under images often bring forth mysterious fragments from his subconscious. Chadwick builds a combination of shadow and illumination in each painting to create a sensation of light emanating from the work. He works with oil paint and usually create at least one color in each painting from ground pigments mixed by hand with linseed oil. Linseed oil has the propensity to grow more transparent with age and visible traces of earlier painted marks gradually appear because of this tendency — called pentimenti.Chadwick embraces this eventual outcome in his work and incorporates planned and unplanned pentimenti in his process.

By layering paint upon paint, Chadwick builds an artwork through a succession of present moments in time that often combine in unforeseen patterns. A viewer recently remarked that Chadwick's paintings resemble "time travel where the molecules are not quite sure where they belong." This visual conundrum plays with the proposition of many quantum physicists that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality.

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“Gregg Chadwick's Artworks”

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A Golden Light

A Golden Light

USD 500.00 w55.8 x h76.2 x d0.2 cm

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The Painter of the World

The Painter of the World

USD 940.00 w27.9 x h35.5 x d3.8 cm

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Year of the Tiger (Sumatran Tiger)

Year of the Tiger (Sumatran Tiger)

USD 3,710.00 w101.6 x h101.6 x d3.8 cm

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Steps of Time

Steps of Time

USD 2,500.00 w60.9 x h76.2 x d3.8 cm

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USD $500 ~ $3,710

Biography

GREGG CHADWICK creates his artwork in an old airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California. The recurring sound of airplane take-offs and landings from the active airport runway outside his studio reminds him of his own history of travel.Chadwick has exhibited his artworks in galleries and museums bot...
GREGG CHADWICK creates his artwork in an old airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California. The recurring sound of airplane take-offs and landings from the active airport runway outside his studio reminds him of his own history of travel.

Chadwick has exhibited his artworks in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. He earned a Bachelor's Degree at UCLA and a Master’s Degree at NYU, both in Fine Art.

Chadwick has had notable solo exhibitions at the Manifesta Maastricht Gallery (Maastricht, The Netherlands), Space AD 2000 (Tokyo, Japan), the Lisa Coscino Gallery (Pacific Grove, CA), the Julie Nester Gallery (Park City, Utah), the Sandra Lee Gallery (San Francisco), and Audis Husar Fine Arts (Los Angeles) among others. Chadwick has participated in over one hundred group exhibitions including the L Ross Gallery (Memphis, Tenn), the Andrea Schwartz Gallery (San Francisco), the LOOK Gallery (Los Angeles), the Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica), the di Rosa Preserve Gallery (Napa) and the Arts Club of Washington (Washington DC).

Chadwick’s art is notably included in the collections of the Adobe Corporation, the Gilpin Museum, the Graciela Hotel – Burbank, the Harbor Court Hotel - San Francisco; the Kimpton Group’s headquarters in San Francisco, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Nordstrom Company Headquarters, the UCLA School of Nursing, the W Hotel Hollywood, and Winona State University.


Chadwick is frequently invited to lecture on the arts. He has spoken at UCLA, Monterey Peninsula College, the Esalen Institute, TRAC 2015, the World Views forum in Amsterdam - The Netherlands, and at Categorically Not - a monthly forum that considers the arts and science. Twice a year he delivers a lecture on art and social justice at UCLA in an interdisciplinary form with the UCLA School of Nursing.

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