Spires...Striker #7, 2015

John DiPaolo

February 4 — 27, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by the abstract painter John DiPaolo. On view from Thursday, February 4th, through Saturday, February 27th 2016. DiPaolo is a San Francisco artist known for his lush surfaces and intense, color-charged canvases. His newest work explodes off the canvas, creating a world that pulls the viewer in to examine the complex physical surface of the painting, to look deeply into the interaction of color and form, to confront the profound energy and emotion barely contained on the canvas.… read more

The Skin Within, 2011

John DiPaolo

November 1 — December 1, 2012

Throughout his career, DiPaolo has endeavored to make art that acts as a prism through which we can reflect upon our own lives. The thoughtful intensity with which he executes his gestures, layers forms, and orchestrates color relations produces an immersive effect that reverberates through the body and awakens an upsurge of memories and emotions. The balance and harmony of his compositions hinge on his ability to maintain some semblance of control while also allowing for the uncontrollable; as he explains, “even when you think you know what you want, it tells you what it wants. The work takes over.”… read more

The Ties that Bind, 2009

John DiPaolo

New Paintings
April 1 — May 29, 2010

April 1 - May 29, 2010… read more

Revolver-Hanging Garden #27, 2007

John DiPaolo

New Paintings
February 7 — March 1, 2008

February 7 - March 1, 2008… read more

Inca #1, 2006

John DiPaolo

Recent Paintings
May 4 — 27, 2006

May 4 - 27, 2006… read more

John DiPaolo

Recent Paintings
February 5 — 28, 2004

It is with faith and confidence that John Di Paolo has built his latest body of monumental paintings. His paintings are not forwardly cerebral. The execution of pushing paint on canvas proceeds his conscious contextual ideas. For John, it is never about tracking out a composition. Things really start to happen when he has the guts to paint out elements that show potential. It is this unknown that keeps him excited. Di Paolo continues to create a weightless suspension of massive organic forms; thick surfaces coupled with thin veils of paint. The two approaches combine and offer the viewer an intensified sense of space, light, and movement. Most importantly, these new paintings present originality, an element rarely seen in contemporary abstraction. Those interested in explosive and confident paintings will find themselves intrigued by Di Paolo’s energetic and provocative work.… read more