Louise LeBourgeois

Rising Light
May 4 — 27, 2017

LeBourgeois has dedicated a large part of her career to studying the effects of light and Chicago's capricious weather on Lake Michigan. Her current body of work continues to excavate this subject matter, though from an angle that privileges more nuanced forms of perception.… read more

Vanessa Marsh

Falling
April 6 — 29, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Falling,” an exhibition of new work by Vanessa Marsh opening April 6, 2017. Marsh takes geologic and cosmological time as her subject, creating atmospheric, otherworldly landscapes through a process rooted in both painting and photographic techniques.… read more

Philip Buller

Human Patterns
March 2 — April 1, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Human Patterns,” an exhibition of new work by the artist Philip Buller, opening Thursday, March 2. A painter whose practice is influenced by a range of artmaking techniques, Buller explores patterns of human experience and organization by recognizing their echo in visual patterns.… read more

Moon Shield, 2016

Tom Lieber

Recent Paintings
February 2 — 25, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by painter Tom Lieber. Over the course of an accomplished forty-year career, Lieber has made a study of abstraction, looking to art history to inform certain choices while allowing himself the space to develop his own practice and style.… read more

Grey Areas of Today and Tomorrow, 2015

Ian Kimmerly

As We Wander, We Are Closer
December 8, 2016 — January 28, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “As We Wander, We Are Closer,” an exhibition of new work by Ian Kimmerly. Kimmerly’s generously layered paintings provocatively combine figuration and abstraction. Figurative elements, especially faces, are rendered photorealistically, scraped away, and then submerged within a milieu of open spaces, abstract passages, and textured daubs of paint.… read more

Dolby Chadwick at Art Miami 2016
November 29 — December 4, 2016

Dolby Chadwick gallery will be participating in this year's Art Miami fair, running from November 29 to December 4 in Miami, FL.… read more

Danae Mattes

Alluvial Maps
November 3 — December 3, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Alluvial Maps, an exhibition of new work by Danae Mattes. Mattes’s art presents powerful, absorbing visions of landscapes that have been realized, filtered, and synthesized by the artist and then reworked onto canvas. She writes: “When walking through a landscape, I often find that a wonderful mirroring of myself takes place, as if the very act of movement becomes a gateway, an opening into perception.” Each work serves as fulcrum for the dynamic ecosystems that surround us—the continuously unfolding patterns of life we encounter visually and physically as we move through our worlds, both natural and manmade… read more

The Fallen, 2015

Kai Samuels-Davis

Wilderness
October 6 — 29, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Wilderness, an exhibition of new paintings by Kai Samuels-Davis. The title is suggestive of the space captured in these works which include portraits, landscapes and still lifes. The majority of paintings included depict cropped, enlarged portraits arrived at through the application of a mark-making strategy employing repetition and layering of paint so that the figures are simultaneously familiar and mysterious.… read more

The Surface of a Song, 2015

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Picturesque
September 1 — October 1, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of charcoal drawings by the Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor. His 2013 début show at DCG garnered critical raves for its deft exploration of culture clash and hybrid mashup, reflecting the artist’s concerns since 1998, when he moved to the U.S. to attend art school.… read more

The Doctor, 2016

Lou Ros

SOMEWHERE
July 7 — August 27, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by the French painter Lou Ros, SOMEWHERE, starting on July 7 and continuing through August 27. Raised in La Rochelle in western France, Ros started painting at 17, first as a graffiti artist, working on large works on the walls of abandoned buildings. The paintings took several days to paint and the work technically wasn’t against the law, since the buildings were slated for demolition. Four years later, Ros began working on canvas. His new works evoke the freedom and spontaneity of graffiti art but show the maturity of years spent painting in his Paris atelier.… read more

Dragonfly, 2015

Robert Kingston

June 2 — July 2, 2016

It is with great pleasure that Dolby Chadwick Gallery announces an exhibition presenting the work of painter Robert Kingston, opening on June 2, 2016. The artist's fourth show with the gallery will feature large-scale works in acrylic on canvas. Kingston's thoughtful and evocative paintings reference Abstract Expressionism in a lyrical, reflective vein, their energy pulling us inward—the viewer drawn deep into the expansive spaces of the work.… read more

Untitled, Intersection #8, 2015

Charley Brown

New Paintings
May 5 — 28, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce its second exhibition of abstract paintings by the San Francisco artist Charley Brown. Brown’s 2013 show, Divergence, showed the artist, a virtuoso draftsman and painter recognized for his talent from childhood, and skilled in many areas of artmaking during his peripatetic, diverse five-decade career, taking on abstraction as a technical and aesthetic challenge.… read more

Port Puce, 2016

Edwige Fouvry

Ô temps, suspends ton vol !
April 7 — 30, 2016

Dolby Chadwick gallery is pleased to announce Ô temps, suspends ton vol !, an exhibition of new work by French-born artist Edwige Fouvry, on view April 7-30, 2016. French for “Oh Time, Stop Flying,” the exhibition title alludes to Alphonse de Lamartine’s 1820 poem ‘The Lake,’ a meditation on the constant passage of time.… read more

Peter Turning, 2013

Ann Gale

March 3 — April 2, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to announce the exhibition of recent work by Seattle-based artist Ann Gale, on view from March 3 to April 2, 2016. The artist will present oil paintings on canvas, linen-wrapped panel, and copper, as well as works in graphite on paper. In a day and age when our society seems obsessed with speed, and with viewing—and dismissing—multitudes of images streaming over the airwaves or bombarding us through the portals of social media, it is a revelation to contemplate the work of an artist such as Gale, who spends months, if not years, studying a single pose taken by one of her models.… read more

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

Sherie' Franssen I What Good is this Love, 2015

Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.
December 12, 2015 — January 30, 2016

San Francisco literary luminaries such as Bill Berkson, Peter Coyote, Jack Hirschman, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Devorah Major to recite at the opening – among others. (all of the participating poets listed below will attend and read with the exception of: Richard Blanco, Billy Collins, Gary Snyder and David Whyte) Entrance to opening reception by RESERVATION ONLY. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the MFA in Literary Arts scholarship program at St. Mary’s college. Each ticket holder receives a copy of ‘Lightning Strikes’.… read more

Still Life with Modigliani #11, 2015

Guy Diehl

A Dialogue with Tradition II
November 5 — December 5, 2015

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce A Dialogue with Tradition II, an exhibition of new works by Bay Area painter Guy Diehl, on view November 5–December 5, 2015. Over the past thirty years, Diehl has explored the still-life format to make art about art, finding new and nuanced modes of execution to illuminate ways of both seeing art and appreciating the art historical canon.… read more

J.W.I. Twice, 2014

Alex Kanevsky

Unstable Equilibrium
October 1 — 31, 2015

All of Kanevsky’s paintings—even those that depict interior scenes—appear to have been painted en plein air. Regardless of setting, an intoxicating roar of air rips through each work. Here, heady gusts loosen the brushwork and move the forms around, opening them up and allowing gestures, colors, and shapes to pass through newly awakened fissures. As a result, these super-saturated compositions practically pulsate.… read more

Sadakichi's Docks, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, 2012

Michael Kenna

Forms of Japan
September 3 — 26, 2015

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

Hyperspace, 2015

Jenifer Kent

Hyperspace
July 9 — August 29, 2015

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

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

Circle Dream 48, 2014

Mayme Kratz

Lost Light
June 4 — July 3, 2015

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

Ampeli, 2015

Barbara Vaughn

On the Surface
May 7 — 30, 2015

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