After Bernini: Charity

Ann Weber

Ann Weber
March 5 — 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 PM

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Ann Weber. Weber has drawn praise for her ability to commute the everyday into the extraordinary, utilizing found cardboard to create poignant, sensuous, and often anthropomorphic forms.… read more

Matt Gonzalez

Dérive: Situationist Encounter in San Francisco
March 5 — 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 5:30-7:30 PM

Gonzalez’s work is collage-based, utilizing bits of discarded paper products—from advertisements to cardboard containers—that he finds while walking around the city. Most of his compositions feature a highly layered, rectilinear aesthetic that recalls the gridded city streets he traverses and architectural matrixes he passes through. Recent works tend to focus on a single hue, such as red or blue, allowing Gonzalez to explore the nuances of a given color’s range—which is amplified when a work draws on an extensive array of sources—and attend more closely to a work’s sculptural and formal elements.… read more

Chart with 11 Whites, 2014

Jaq Chartier

A Fever in Matter
April 2 — May 2, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5:30-7:30 PM

Chartier’s paintings—matter, vitalized—are the result, not of romantic or expressionist ecstasy, but orderly, almost scientific investigations into the properties of color. In this sense, they continue the color-optics explorations of Josef Albers’ famous Homage to the Square oil paintings on panel, compositionally simple yet radiant works composed of three or four squares, variously colored and unmodulated, with their overlapping arrangements implying portals and corridors seen in perspective.… read more

Skinio, 2014

Barbara Vaughn

Barbara Vaughn
May 7 — 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 5:30-7:30 PM

New Work… read more

Circle Dream 56, 2014

Mayme Kratz

Mayme Kratz
June 4 — July 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4, 5:30-7:30 PM

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce lost light, featuring the work of Phoenix-based artist Mayme Kratz, on view from June 4—July 4, 2015. Kratz will present wall-mounted works in resin on panel, as well as freestanding resin sculpture, in her first exhibition with the gallery. The title is drawn from Rebecca Solnit's book, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, poetic thoughts about the evocative potential of disassociation from the familiar. Solnit writes, "The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost." Kratz finds inspiration in the parched and desolate expanses of the Arizona desert, in lonely stretches of sand and the kind of hardy vegetation and animal life that can thrive there, “cactus and creosote bush…scruffy and wild” says the artist. Her regular wanderings yield artifacts that she notices and collects along the way—seeds, bits of plants, deer bones—or even a snake that met an untimely encounter with a car. Overlooked, and certainly left, by most, for Kratz these hold the key to an intimate world of the ephemeral components of life.… read more

Point, 2014

Jenifer Kent

Jenifer Kent
July 2 — August 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2, 5:30-7:30 PM

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is honored to announce an exhibition of new works by the artist Jenifer Kent, scheduled to open in the summer of 2015. Kent draws on a wide range of inspiration for her works, which creatively merge aspects of Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Expressionism. The myriad small markings she makes in black ink on white clayboard coalesce into forms reminiscent of organic and biological phenomena—such as the fractal geometry of leaves, rivers, and snowflakes; the exponential symmetry of splitting cells; the perfect synchronicity of a flock of starlings. But they also move well beyond these references. They cull from scientific drawings, 1950s rapidograph illustration, the almost infinitesimal textural variances in master etchings, the mirrored unfolding of interrelated micro and macro processes. They render the invisible visible, articulating three-dimensional space in unexpected, meditative ways and revealing the passage of time through the evidence of their exacting, iterative process.… read more

Sequential, 2014

James Kennedy

James Kennedy
July 9 — August 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 PM

New Work… read more