Frayed, 2021 | Oil on panel | 18 x 18 inches

Kai Samuels-Davis

The Clearing
September 2 — October 2, 2021

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Kai Samuels-Davis, on view this September. Samuels-Davis creates abstract, fragmented paintings of people, landscapes, and objects, building up entire worlds with each body of work.… read more

Kai Samuels-Davis

The Shadows
April 5 — 28, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce The Shadows, an exhibition of new work by Kai Samuels-Davis. All of Samuels-Davis’s paintings are born of a long creative process. Some take years to complete as he reworks marks and rethinks colors in a struggle for balance and harmony. The constant negotiation of a distinct emotional pitch—a task profoundly impacted by Samuels-Davis’s changing life circumstances—also defines his process. As the layers of paint and personal history build, so too does a sense of depth and dimensionality, lending a mystery to the works that precludes simple or linear readings.… read more

The Fallen, 2015

Kai Samuels-Davis

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 Self and the Other, 2014

Kai Samuels-Davis

Between Head and Hand
September 4 — 27, 2014

Between Head and Hand, an exhibition of new paintings by Kai Samuels-Davis, will open at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery on Thursday, September 4. Rendered in richly textured, de-saturated oils, Samuels-Davis’s paintings are forged at the nexus of figuration and abstraction. Portraits comprise the vast majority of his subject matter, though the figures typically cannot be identified as any one person. They instead act as roadmaps for a conglomerate of inter-personal relationships and sensations, both visual and emotional.… read more