Ann Gale

Ann Gale

Ann Gale (2021). Essay by Frances Malcolm. Catalogue featuring Ann Gale's paintings created over the past fifteen years, printed on the occasion of her third solo exhibition at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery, April 1–May 1, 2021. Now available for pre-ordering. Catalogues will in August, 2021.… read more

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Ann Gale

Ann Gale: Recent Work

People have comprised Gale’s primary, if sole, subject matter for a significant part of her career. As her subjects’ faces and bodies bear the greatest expressive weight and are rendered in the densest detail, her paintings are commonly regarded as portraits. Gale, however, has only recently become comfortable with the term “portrait,” settling into this art-historically-loaded though increasingly elastic concept as it’s deployed in different contexts and by different writers, artists, and scholars.… read more

Ann Gale

HEADS

In the spring of 2011, Peter Selz—former curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, founding director at the Berkeley Art Museum, and professor emeritus at University of California, Berkeley—curated the exhibition HEADS at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Featuring the art of Irving Petlin, Lucian Freud, Ann Gale, Edwige Fouvry, Alex Kanevsky, Sherie’ Franssen, Jim Morphesis, Patrick Graham, Gottfried Helnwein, Nathan Oliveira, and Stephen De Staebler, HEADS presents a fresh take on a well-worn theme by sidelining portraiture in favor of "the living and dead, portrait and mask, individual and symbol."… read more