Ampeli, 2015

Barbara Vaughn

On the Surface
May 7 — 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 5:30-7:30 PM

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “On the Surface,” an exhibition of new photographs by Barbara Vaughn. Over the past several years, Vaughn has travelled the world, deftly capturing the surface reflections on different bodies of water and, in the process, exploring the parameters of vision and cognition. By zooming in on her subject matter, Vaughn excises any contextualizing visual information that might allow viewers to easily identify the imagery. This decision to root her abstract photographs in the natural world—an ostensibly solid, familiar, even immutable realm—allows the artist to cleverly transform reality, exposing its chimerical possibilities and unexpected underpinnings. Vaughn’s approach also allows her to freely experiment with and tune into pattern and shape, and color and hue, which shift dramatically depending on the waters’ relative movement and form the heart of her photographs… read more

Circle Dream 48, 2014

Mayme Kratz

Lost Light
June 4 — July 3, 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 3, 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

Hyperspace, 2015

Jenifer Kent

Hyperspace
July 9 — August 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 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

ATLAAS, 2015

James Kennedy

C O N T I N U U M
July 9 — August 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 PM

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “C O N T I N U U M,” an exhibition of new work by New York–based artist James Kennedy. Kennedy’s abstract paintings feature intricate, completely knitted surfaces that rely structurally on a buoyant tension of line, form, texture, and tonality. Working on eucalyptus masonite, which Kennedy describes as “drinking up the medium beautifully,” the artist builds up his signature layers of dilution, taping off areas before adding further layers of dilution and creating incisions that produce not only texture but dynamic lines for the eye to follow. “I have to solve an equation in my compositions,” Kennedy explains, “it’s very much about the line. As I work, I connect—from one line to another and from one gesture to another. Everything can change with just one incision.”… read more

Aoshima Island, Study 2, Obama, Honshu, Japan

Michael Kenna

September 3 — 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5:30-7:30 PM

Dolby Chadwick Gallery will be hosting our first solo exhibition with photographer Michael Kenna… read more

J.W.I. Twice, 2014

Alex Kanevsky

October 1 — 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 1, 5:30-7:30 PM

New work by Alex Kanevsky… read more

Guy Diehl

November 5 — December 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 5:30-7:30 PM

New paintings by Guy Diehl… read more

Self Portrait with Apron, 2012

Ann Gale

March 3 — April 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 3, 5:30-7:30 PM

New work… read more