Jaq Chartier

Jaq Chartier: SunTests

Jaq Chartier (2021). Essay by Bruce Guenther. Printed on the occasion of her third solo exhibition at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery, May 6–29, 2021.… read more

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Jaq Chartier

Testing: Jaq Chartier

Seattle artist Jaq Chartier creates sensuous abstract paintings that are a compelling mix of art and science, the visceral and the cerebral, and painstaking trials and fugitive pleasures. Her minimalist compositions of blurred ovoids and inky lines chart the interaction of stains and dyes as they leach, bloom, bleed, merge, and mutate. The surfaces, composed of painted stains, milky films, and translucent layers, are visually seductive; they are also archives of the artist's rigorous testing and analyses of her materials.… read more