Wednesday, April 27, 2016

City of Angels Benefits Venice Family Clinic



Gregg Chadwick
City of Angels
17”x17” oil on linen 2014

My painting, City of Angels, will be available at the 2016 Benefit Auction for the Venice Family Clinic on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The annual event, now in its 37th year, will again be held at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building. City of Angels will be featured for pre-bidding on the auction site Paddle 8 with a select group of donated artworks. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of my painting help fund the Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive health care program for the low-income and uninsured.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Powerful Film - THE BIRTH OF A NATION





Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Message from Delaware Gov. Jack Markell

Must watch video from Delaware Governor Jack Markell - In response to a wave of anti-transgender legislation in several states around the country, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell stands up for transgender equality and combats the misinformation and scare tactics being utilized by proponents of these discriminatory bills. Gov. Markell is the only sitting governor to have signed both sexual orientation and gender identity protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations.





Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists



Tonight in Santa Monica: 
Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art
My portrait of Anna May Wong is part of this upcoming exhibition in Santa Monica. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition.
Her acting career went from silent films to talkies, to stage, to radio, and to television.
Born in Los Angeles, a few blocks from Chinatown, Anna May Wong's career has been an inspiration for many. My painting was created as an homage to Anna, sourced from numerous photo stills and film clips from the era.
Please join Saatchi Art in celebrating the opening of
FRESH FACES
New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
7-9PM
Saatchi Art at Demand Media
1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
For complimentary valet parking, enter lot via 26th Street.
Please RSVP by March 17th at the link below.
Fresh Faces, curated by Saatchi Art curators Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen, continues Saatchi Art's series of exhibitions around the world featuring today's most exciting emerging artists.
The exhibition will feature recent works by 14 Los Angeles-based artists, including Kevin Bradley, Gregg Chadwick, Karen Clark, Fabio Coruzzi, Steven Engelmann, Maria Folger, Minas Halaj, Mark Hobley, Tahnee Lonsdale, Mallory Morrison, Christopher Mudgett, Brian Oldham, Stephanie Vovas and Adrian Kay Wong.
The exhibition will be on view from March 24 through May 13, 2016. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday by appointment. Gallery contact: curator@saatchiart.com.
All works are for sale at the exhibition in Santa Monica and online at Saatchi Art. To view, please visit saatchiart.com/show/freshfaces.
‪#‎FreshFaces‬

Monday, March 21, 2016

Loving Vincent

by Gregg Chadwick


Currently under production by the Oscar winning companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films, the animated film Loving Vincent delves into the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh. Each frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas that will lend a sense of immediacy and painterly touch to Vincent's story. 

Loving Vincent is sourced from over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and from the 800 letters written by Van Gogh during his lifetime.

The trailers below give hints of the animated feature to come.
Enjoy!





Sunday, March 06, 2016

Mystery Train at 10th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk


Fresh from my solo exhibition at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco and the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, a number of paintings from my current series of train inspired artworks will be on view at the Santa Monica Art Studios on March 12, 2016 from 12-5 pm as part of the 10th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk.  

Gregg Chadwick’s Mystery Train and Open Studio

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
12-5 PM
Studio #15
Santa Monica Art Studios
3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free parking outside the hangar.

More on Mystery Train at www.greggchadwick.com
#mysterytrain




Sunday, February 21, 2016

Gregg Chadwick Artist Talk on Feb 27th 2016 - Last Week for Mystery Train at Sandra Lee Gallery and More Studio Notes from Gregg Chadwick - Winter 2016

  I reorganized my paints yesterday after fervent months in the studio painting the work for Mystery Train. Tubes of oil paint squeezed into empty twisted shells and stray caps marked only by a tell tale ring of color  were discarded. Brushes, newly cleaned, stand at attention ready for new work. A clean glass palette now sits on top of a used stack of brightly daubed surfaces. Painting trains seems to bring daily reminders of change, of process, of journeys. When a train or plane turns around for its trip back home, there is little time for introspection. Vehicles are cleaned, engines refueled, often a new crew is added - new passengers and new travels await. As Mystery Train prepares to depart San Francisco, I ask you to celebrate with me at a closing party and artist talk on February 27th at the Sandra Lee Gallery (details below) if you are in the Bay Area. I have listed below a series of events, exhibitions, press, and more that give a glimpse into the excitement around Mystery Train and my art. Thanks for taking the time to look at and ponder my paintings!
Hope to see you soon. - Gregg Chadwick




1. Artist Talk and Closing Party for Mystery Train on Saturday, February 27, 2016 2-4pm 

      Santa Monica-based artist Gregg Chadwick  has been painting for three decades. His current studio is an old airplane hangar where the flurry of takeoffs and landings on the runway outside seems to creep into Chadwick’s paintings as he explores movement and travel within his light-filled paintings.  His current series of paintings is entitled ‘Mystery Train’ and evokes the railways of America that Chadwick says run in his blood. His grandfather worked as a fireman, stoking coal in steam engines before advancing to train engineer on the Jersey Central Line. Chadwick often says that family gatherings brought the rhythms of the rails home. The sounds of railroad workers echoed in the music that Chadwick’s relatives played in the shadows of the train lines outside. For Chadwick and many others such as writer Greil Marcus, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, and musicians Junior Parker and Elvis Presley, the enduring mythos of America and its legacy is wrapped in the blues notes of the song ‘Mystery Train’. Chadwick will speak about these influences and how they shaped his current paintings.

       Sandra Lee Gallery 
      251 Post Street, Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.291.8000
art@sandraleegallery.com



2. Gregg Chadwick's 'Mystery Train' Celebrates the Rhythms of the Rails! by Kathy Leonardo
Read more about Mystery Train in the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-leonardo-/gregg-chadwicks-mystery-t_b_9203570.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ir=Art



3. Much thanks to Alan Bamberger for his photos and comments on the "Mystery Train" opening at Sandra Lee Gallery on Feb 4 -
Sandra Lee Gallery: Mystery Train - Gregg Chadwick.
Comment by AB: "Dreamy dynamic portrayals recall the heyday of rail travel and the nostalgia it evokes."
More from Alan at: http://artbusiness.com/1open/020416.html



4. Mystery Train: Influences and Inspiration (Videos and More) http://www.greggchadwick.com/Gregg_Chadwick/Mystery_Train__Influences_and_Inspiration_%28Videos_and_More%29/Mystery_Train__Influences_and_Inspiration_%28Videos_and_More%29.html



5. A selection of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings from the Mystery Train series was exhibited at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair from February 11-14 in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth. 
(Photo by Eric Minh Swenson) Gregg spoke at the booth on February 12, 2016. Jersey Rain (Across the Tracks) was illustrated in the catalog and Gregg’s talk was featured as well.
http://www.palmspringsfineartfair.com/gregg-chadwick/






6. A solo exhibition of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings entitled Cities in Time, hangs through March 2016 at Vedder Price in Century City, California.



7. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Pigalle is featured on the cover of the latest issue of
    Black Fox Literary Magazine.
http://www.blackfoxlitmag.com/

8. A Balance of Shadows: Gregg Chadwick's Paintings 
    Authored by Kent Chadwick
    Hardcover – February 6, 2016
     Available Online at Amazon

Friday, February 19, 2016

More Mystery Train Inspiration -Gary Clark Jr. - When My Train Pulls In



Gary Clark Jr.’s vocals and guitar carry the themes of my show “Mystery Train” directly into our present. Haunting and at times wild with a searing beauty. Almost every night as my hands grew tired from painting, Gary Clark Jr. propelled me to go on just a bit further.



Thursday, February 18, 2016

More Mystery Train Events



  1.          Artist Talk and Closing Party for Mystery Train on Feb 27, 2016 2-4pm 

  1.   Read more about Mystery Train in the Huffington Post:


  1.     A selection of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings from the Mystery Train series was exhibited at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair from February 11-14 in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth. (Photo by Eric Minh Swenson) Gregg spoke at the booth on February 12, 2016. Jersey Rain (Across the Tracks) was illustrated in the catalog and Gregg’s talk was featured as well.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

New Exhibition - Mystery Train Opens Tonight in San Francisco

Mystery Train

February 2 - 29, 2016 at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco
A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings  

Opening Reception - February 4, 2016  5:30 - 7:30 pm
Sandra Lee Gallery
251 Post Street, Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94108

Read More on Mystery Train in the Wall Street International. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happy Holidays!


Gregg Chadwick
Rio Grande
30"x40" oil on linen 2015

Happy Holidays! Hope to see all my Bay Area friends at the Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco on Dec 12, 2015 from 4-6 pm for the Annual Holiday Group Exhibition. My new painting Rio Grande will be exhibited for the first time! Rio Grande will be on view until the New Year.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Music for Paris

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before" Leonard Bernstein

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tonight! Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing - October 21, 2015 7-9pm


Gregg Chadwick 
Buddha of Roseburg
8"x6" oil on panel 2015
Tonight!
Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing.
October 21, 2015 7-9pm
Room & Board, Helm's Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, Culver City CA 90232

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

You Are Cordially Invited to Gregg Chadwick's Events and Exhibitions!





Please Join Me This Upcoming Weekend for the 11th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Art Studios. 

My studio #15 will be open with a display of new paintings in process.

Saturday, October 17 from 6-9pm 
Sunday, October 18 from 1-5pm

3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405




Gregg Chadwick will be speaking at The Representational Art Conference
on November 2, 2015 in Ventura, California 

From Tehran to Ferguson:
Social Justice in Contemporary Representational Art



(For more info please click here: http://trac2015.org/gregg-chadwick/)


Gregg Chadwick 
Kids Who Die: From Ferguson to Baltimore
24"x48" oil on linen 2015

(Inspired by Langston Hughes & the #BlackLivesMatter Movement)




Gregg Chadwick's Solo Exhibition Cinema of Time
Continues at Upper West through October 24, 2015


Upper West, 3221 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Artist Gregg Chadwick Engages Hollywood in New Exhibition: "Cinema of Time"
Huffington Post Article published July 7, 2015 By Kathy Leonardo
"Paintings have always been a backdrop in Gregg Chadwick's life. Much like a cinematographer shapes a film with beautiful images, Chadwick creates his own stories via his art with iconic themes and striking figures with subtle subtext." 
                        
Read the Complete Article at:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-leonardo-/artist-gregg-chadwick-eng_b_7740254.html



"Buddha of Roseburg" will be available at
Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing.


October 21, 2015 7-9pm
    
Room & Board, Helm's Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232



Gregg Chadwick 
Buddha of Roseburg
8"x6" oil on panel 2015

More at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1023426074375780/
 https://www.facebook.com/lafhonline






And a not so distant memory...


Actress and Art Collector Yareli Arizmendi
Seems to Merge with Gregg Chadwick's Ethereal Painting at LA ART Show 2015  #LAArtShow 

My artwork was featured at the LA Art Show 2015 at the LA Convention Center by the Sandra Lee Gallery and The Station Agent was illustrated in the catalog. January 14-18, 2015



Hope to see you at one or more of these events!

Thanks for your interest in my art.

Gregg

www.greggchadwick.com

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Kids Who Die (Ferguson to Baltimore)


Gregg Chadwick

Kids Who Die (Ferguson to Baltimore) 
24”x48” oil on linen 2015

inspired by Langston Hughes and the #BlackLivesMatter movement 


Kids Who Die

by Langston Hughes

This is for the kids who die,
Black and white,
For kids will die certainly.
The old and rich will live on awhile,
As always,
Eating blood and gold,
Letting kids die.

Kids will die in the swamps of Mississippi
Organizing sharecroppers
Kids will die in the streets of Chicago
Organizing workers
Kids will die in the orange groves of California
Telling others to get together
Whites and Filipinos,
Negroes and Mexicans,
All kinds of kids will die
Who don't believe in lies, and bribes, and contentment
And a lousy peace.

Of course, the wise and the learned
Who pen editorials in the papers,
And the gentlemen with Dr. in front of their names
White and black,
Who make surveys and write books
Will live on weaving words to smother the kids who die,
And the sleazy courts,
And the bribe-reaching police,
And the blood-loving generals,
And the money-loving preachers
Will all raise their hands against the kids who die,
Beating them with laws and clubs and bayonets and bullets
To frighten the people
For the kids who die are like iron in the blood of the people
And the old and rich don't want the people
To taste the iron of the kids who die,
Don't want the people to get wise to their own power,
To believe an Angelo Herndon, or even get together

Listen, kids who die
Maybe, now, there will be no monument for you
Except in our hearts
Maybe your bodies'll be lost in a swamp
Or a prison grave, or the potter's field,
Or the rivers where you're drowned like Leibknecht

But the day will come
You are sure yourselves that it is coming
When the marching feet of the masses
Will raise for you a living monument of love,
And joy, and laughter,
And black hands and white hands clasped as one,
And a song that reaches the sky
The song of the life triumphant
Through the kids who die.

Must Watch Reading of Hughes Poem - Kids Who Die: A Tribute to the Movement (Narrated by Danny Glover)
youtu.be/e5k2pfkXd0c

Friday, September 04, 2015

You Are Invited to "An Odyssey: 10 Year Anniversary of the Torrance Art Museum"



Gregg Chadwick
Not a Morning Person
8"x8" oil on panel 2015

AN ODYSSEY: 10 YEARS OF THE TORRANCE ART MUSEUM




I am excited to have my painting "Not a Morning Person" in the Torrance Art Museum's 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Exhibit and Fundraiser. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase artworks from the various artists who exhibited at the museum over the past decade. All works will be sold for $100.00 USD and proceeds will go towards future museum renovations and to expand the museum's arts and education programs.  Hope to see you there! - Gregg Chadwick

Below is a list of confirmed artists who will have their work sold at the gala: 

Accardi, Charles
Agito, Robyn
Alexander, Peter
Aliabadi, Shiva
Alvarez, Tania Jazz
Ano, Michael
Apgar, Jonathan
Appel, Kevin
Aragona, Marisa
Argote, Carmen
Arrowsmith, Dawn
Avesar, Nurit
Baer, Nadege Monchera
Baker Cahill, Nancy
Balisle, Jenny
Bankhead, Steven
Barber, Kireilyn
Barrie, Kelly
Batura, Tanya
Baumann, Edith
Baxter Blader, Enid
Bear, Claudia
Beck, Bridget
Belle, Nicole
Bemiller, Quinton
Berk, Barbara
Bersaglieri, Andrea
Bharthania, Arezoo
Blair, Philippa
Boogie, Chor
Bowne, Chris
Bracken, Lelde
Bravin, Ashley
Briare, Jim
Brookshire, Madison
Brown, Nick
Brown, Tony
Buchman, Lindsay
Buckley, Georgette
Buis, Doug
Cagin, Gul
Callaghan, Joshua
Campbell, Clayton
Campins Cambra, Daniela
Cantor, Ellen
Carla Handel, Michelle
Carter, Matthew
Casentini, Marco
Castrejon, Enrique
Chadwick, Gregg
Chang, York
Chomick, Michael
Chowdhury, Srijon
Chung, Helen
Clark, Eric
Clarke, Lee
Clarke, Marsia Alexander
Clavel, Annie
Cooper, Brian
Counts, Emily
Coy, Chris
Croskery, Sydney
Daley, Carole
Davis, Cherie Benner
De Anda, Ismail
De Boer, David Michael
Deniaud, Michelle
Dennis, Sergio
Diener, Ann
Dill, Laddie John
Dimitrov, Slobodan
Dodge, Dani
Dominick, Drew
Dommermuth, Mike Vegas
Dove, Daniel
Duarte, Veronica
Duffy, Sean
Dunn , Tom
Dunn, Jeanne
Durazo, Martin
Dutcher, Mark
Edwards, Gabriel D
Ekouagou, Kokou
El Baz, Mohamed
Ellis, Zavier
Erker, Jay
Es, Carol
Evans, Nancy
Everett, Peter
Factor, Tia
Fahnestock, Mclean
Fallah, Amir H
Faragher, Kristine
Faulwell, Asad
Feldman, Roni
Ferrandez, Jesus Max
Fierro, Michelle
Folk, Elizabeth
Foster, Andrew
Frieden, Sarajo
Frost, Kristin
Gad, Simone
Gafford, Chris
Gallegos, Omar
Gellis, Yvette
Ghilarducci, David
Ghuloum, Rema
Gipe & Tell Studio
Giandalia, Herlinda Rojas
Gladstone, Wendell
Gomez, Ed
Gravis, Lydia
Gray, Katherine
Gruni, Zoè
Gunn, Linda
Haft-Candell, Julia
Hager, Jenny
Hall, Walt
Harvey, Liz
Hawkins, Vincent
Henry, Karma
Ho, Tai Yin
Holliday, Hadley
Holmes, Brent
Huff, Nathan
Hüttner, Per
Huynh, Phung
Ida, Bryan
Ilie, Marie-Laure
Ishizaki, Velda
Jackel, Claire
Johnson , Kiel
Jones, Brian Thomas
Kacherian, Gegam
Kaminski, William
Katholm, Bibi
Kaufman, Seth
Kaur, Siri
Kidd, Thomas Whittaker
King, Eri
Kitts Senn, Andrea
Kolosvary-Stupler, Eva
Koss, Robert
Koumoundouros, Olga
Kroeger, Alberto
Kuhn, Christopher
Kundell, Elana
Kunik, Linda
Kunke, Jason
Kvetny, Ida
Lah, Olga
Laird, Campbell
Lajarin, Aitor
Lane, Connie DK
Lane, Marion
Larkey, Molly
Larson, Ian
Lawson, Thomas
Leapman, David
Lee, Jung Ji
Lee, Michelle Jane
Lemke, Alex
Lewis, Tim
Halloran, Lia
Liesy, Carolyn
Lizotte, Susan
Logereci, Susan
Madoo, Ceres
Madrid, Vanessa
Mann, Elana
Marcelletti, Alanna
Markowitz, Barry
Mars, Adam
Marshall, James L.
Martelloni, Luigia
Martin, Heather Gwen
Matsuno, Jeff
McClure, Siobhan
McDonald, David
McLain, Mike
McReynolds, Faris
Measures, Jon
Melían, Kathleen
Mercier, Christopher
Mills, John
Mirabal, Charise
Montes, Esmeralda
Moore, Charlotte
Morales McCain, Claudia
Moya, Robert
Najarian, Hagop
Nebolon, Frances
Nehrbass, Jennifer
Nguyen, Hung Viet
Nguyen, Khang Bao
Nishigawara, Nobuhito
Noble, Aaron
Novak, Travis
Orr, Julie
Orser, Julie
Oxley, Lisa
Palmer, Dylan
Parducci, Claudia
Paull, Julia
Pece, Bob
Petropoulos, Renee
Phelps, Calvin
Pierzynski, Mike
Plascencia, Gloria
Pomonis, Mary Anna
Potter,Serena
Presneill, Max
Quintana, Juan Carlos
R. Hong-An Truong
Raggett, George
Ramin, Michelle
Ramos, Jason
Ramos, Vincent
Razdow, Max
Reavey, Peggy
Reeves, Diane
Ricci, Bryan
Rich, Bobbie
Rick, Gay Summer Sadow
Roberts, Christy
Roberts, Colin
Rodkin, Ben
Rodriguez, Ana
Roy, Jean-Pierre
Rubio, Nano
Ruiz, Conrad
Russell, Linda Jo
Ruthsatz, Richard
Ruznic, Maja
Ryan, David
Ryan, Frank
Saegusa, Satoshi
Sakai, Yoshi
Sanchez Burr, David
Sanford, Conchi
Sarason, Phoebe
Savage, Kate
Sayler, Marisa
Saylor, Daney
Schiele, Kristen
Schomaker, Kristine
Schoenmaker, Ellemieke
Scholnick, Jaime
Schoultz, Andrew
Schwartz, Julia
Schwartz, Steve Sas
Seal, Tamra
Sewelson, Cory
Shewmake, Becca
Silver, Emily
Sin, Yong
Sittler, Rebecca
Skarbakka, Kerry
Sming, Vivian
Sorg de Mollerat, Cheryl
Soto Diaz, Mariangeles
Spanbock, David
Sparkes, Sarah
Standlea, Jesse
Stepaniuk, Gina
Stewart, Allison
Stewart, Cynthia
Svenningsen, Theodore
Taber, Ryan
Thibeault, Marie
Thomas, Noah
Tierney, Patrick
Tomczyk, Vincent
Trueman, Chris
Tse, Shirley
Tucker, Kim
Updegraff, Miller
Urban, Paul
Valdez, Elizabeth
Vlahovich, Tyler
Warwas, Ben
Webster, Steve
White, Ralph
Whitmore, Tessie
Wiesenfeld, Alexandra
Willis, Jay
Whitney, Kay
Wolek, Joe
Wolek, Lena
Wolkoff, Steven
Wood , Eve
Wright, Alison
Yelland, Tobin
Yun, Lawrence
Zamani, HK
Zask, Peggy
Zask, Ben
Zellen, Jody