Monday, January 15, 2018

Happy Martin Luther King Day!



Gregg Chadwick
An August Dream
18"x36" oil on linen 2009















Monday, January 08, 2018

You Are Invited to a Vibrant Panel Discussion - #MeToo - Art and Feminism Now on Jan 27, 2018


Michele Pred 
#MeToo 
November 2017
Neon on Vintage Case
16" x 16" x 8"
Courtesy the Nancy Hoffman Gallery




"We stand on the precipice of a very dynamic time, and it’s up to us to decide whether this is a moment or whether it’s something that really instigates systemic change." -Ava DuVernay, speaking about the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. (InStyle, Jan 3, 2018)

Artists often use their creations as a sort of reflecting device that mirrors and focuses attention on social and political change.  BeyoncĂ© 's powerful song  ***Flawless  features writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's fierce appreciation of feminism in the 21st century. Actresses and their allies wore black to the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment in Hollywood. At Art Basel in Miami, Michelle Pred and Pussyhat Project founder Krista Suh led a parade against patriarchy. The Time's Up website challenges us with a call to action: "No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse."

Carrying these thoughts forward, on Saturday, January 27th 2018 a vibrant panel discussion on #MeToo - Art and Feminism Now will be held from 1-3pm at the Santa Monica Art Studios. 

We will gather as artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers and more to help discuss ideas on how to build a path forward. 

Krista Suh and Michele Pred at the Parade Against Patriarchy. Photo courtesy of Ventiko

Kathleen McHugh, Chair Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA, will be moderating the panel discussion.

The panelists include:

 Actress/Writer Yareli Arizmendi (Like Water for Chocolate, A Day Without a Mexican)  More at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0034976/.Artist/Activist 

Michele Pred (Represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery)  More on Michele Pred at: http://michelepred.com/home.html.“Ms Pred's work is an important offering for its relevance to the times."- Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor

Krista Suh Krista is a feminist, artist, Hollywood screenwriter, and co-creator of The Pussyhat Project. She's based in Los Angeles. Her new book, DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World will be released in January. Krista will be selling and signing copies of her new book after the panel discussion. More on Krista Suh at  http://kristasuh.com/.

Kim Schoenstadt Contemporary Artist "This event was an opportunity to take a snapshot of all the female and female identifying working artists in the LA contemporary art community.  It was an opportunity for us to capture a moment where we stood with each other in all of our diversity."  More on Kim Schoenstadt at http://www.kimschoenstadt.com/about/ and https://www.nowbeherela.com/.

Organized by contemporary artist Gregg Chadwick http://www.greggchadwick.com/.


Our panel discussion #MeToo - Art and Feminism Now will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 1-3pm in the Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90405.

#Me Too - Art and Feminism Now is FREE. We ask that you please RSVP at metooartandfeminismnow@gmail.com.

#Me Too - Art and Feminism Now will be part of our satellite art event MORE ART HERE running concurrently with the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair across the street from the Santa Monica Art Studios at Barker Hangar. A few artists planted seeds for this event last year by asking all studio mates of Santa Monica Art Studios to open their studios during Art Los Angeles Contemporary’s 2017 Art Fair. With the success of 2017, we’re back and invite visitors to this year’s weekend of MORE ART HERE.

Where: 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA      
When : January 25-28, 201812 pm-6 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

Panel discussion #MeToo - Art and Feminism Now will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 1-3pm in the Arena 1 Gallery at the Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90405.

Cost: This event is free 

MORE ART HERE is located across the street from and concurrent with Art Los Angeles Contemporary and just a short shuttle ride away from the stART Up Fair LA in Venice.

Complimentary Shuttle between MORE ART HERE and stART Up Fair at The Kinney Hotel and will be available hourly. The shuttle stops will be located on the west side of 3026 Airport Avenue and The Kinney Hotel, Venice.


Sunday, January 07, 2018

Time's Up

Oprah’s full speech accepting the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award. #GoldenGlobes




Friday, January 05, 2018

Beyoncé - ***Flawless ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie





Yep!

The story behind BeyoncĂ©'s Flawless here:  'Flawless': The Full Story



Your challengers are a young group from Houston
Welcome Beyonce, Lativia, Nina, Nicky, Kelly, and Ashley
The Hip-Hop Rappin' 'Girls Tyme'


I'm out that H-town, coming, coming down
I'm coming down dripping candy on the ground
H, H-town, town, I'm coming down
Coming down, dripping candy on the ground

I know when you were little girls
You dreamt of being in my world
Don't forget it, don't forget it
Respect that, bow down bitches

I took some time to live my life
But don't think I'm just his little wife
Don't get it twisted, get it twisted
This my shit, bow down bitches

Bow down bitches, bow bow down bitches (Crown)
Bow down bitches, bow bow down bitches (Crown)
H Town bitches
H, H Town bitches
I'm so crown crown, bow down bitches

I'm out that H, town, coming coming down
I'm coming down, drippin' candy on the ground
On the ground

H, H town town
I'm coming down
Coming down
Drippin' candy on the ground

(Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls
"You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man"
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don't teach boys the same?
We raise girls to each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist - the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes


You wake up, flawless
Post up, flawless
Ride round in it, flawless
Flossin on that, flawless
This diamond, flawless
My diamond, flawless
This rock, flawless
My Roc, flawless
I woke up like this
I woke up like this
We flawless, ladies tell 'em
I woke up like this
I woke up like this
We flawless, ladies tell 'em
Say I, look so good tonight
God damn, God damn
Say I, look so good tonight
God damn, God damn

Momma taught me good home training
My Daddy taught me how to love my hater s
My sister taught me I should speak my mind
My man made me feel so God damn fine

You wake up, flawless
Post up, flawless
Ride round in it, flawless
Flossin on that, flawless
This diamond, flawless
My diamond, flawless
This rock, flawless
My Roc, flawless
I woke up like this
I woke up like this
We flawless, ladies tell 'em
I woke up like this
I woke up like this
We flawless, ladies tell 'em
Say I, look so good tonight
God damn, God damn
Say I, look so good tonight
God damn, God damn

The Judges give champion Skeleton Groove 4 Stars
A perfect score
And the challenger Girls Tyme receives, 3 stars
Skeleton Groove, champions once again
Congratulations, we'll see you next week




Chimamanda Ngozi , We Should All Be Feminists

Please Save the Date: Gregg Chadwick’s Art Coming to "The Other Art Fair" in Downtown L.A. March 15 - March 18, 2018



Gregg Chadwick
City Lights (Chaplin's Night)

48”x36” oil on linen 2017

Gregg Chadwick will have a booth at the inaugural Los Angeles edition of The Other Art Fair which comes to Downtown Los Angeles from March 15-18. Chadwick will show a selection of artworks from his traveling exhibition Mystery Train, which examines the mythos of America as seen through the physical and cultural history of the railroad in the United States, and also a new series of works that engage the viewer in the story of Los Angeles.
Hosted at the Majestic Downtown, and presented by the world's leading online art gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair showcases work by 110 talented emerging artists, each hand picked by a selection committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience.

“Overflowing with creative talent” 
Time Out

"The Other Art Fair's got hipster credentials, but it's serious about nurturing talent too."
Telegraph Luxury

The Other Art Fair will make its LA debut at the Majestic Downtown from March 15th – 18th 2018. Tickets for the fair are now live and for more information about the fair program visit la.theotherartfair.com
Hours for the art fair are:
  • Thursday, March 15: 6 to 9:30 p.m. (private viewing, with limited tickets available)
  • Friday, March 16: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Early Bird tickets are currently available online for Friday, Saturday and Sunday admission for just $8. After January 8, tickets will start at $15. Admission to the private viewing on Thursday is $30.



Details

Start:
March 15
End:
March 18
              Event Category:
Website:
http://la.theotherartfair.com/
https://www.greggchadwick.com 

Venue

Majestic Downtown
650 South Spring Street 
Los Angeles, 90014 United States
Website:
https://themajesticdowntown.com


Gregg Chadwick
Mystery Train (20th Century Limited)
60”x48” oil on linen 2016


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas - I Don't Want to Fight Tonight




 This Christmas we have been given a soulful present from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. This new single is a Jersey shore infused version of the late, great Joey Ramone's "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight).
Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas in Memphis

by Gregg Chadwick

If you happen to be in Memphis this season, please stop by the L Ross Gallery for this year's Holiday Exhibition. My painting Memphis Train (Arcade Restaurant) is featured in the show. 


L Ross Gallery
Gallery Artists
Holiday Exhibition
December 1 - 30, 2017
5040 Sanderlin Ave, Suite 104, Memphis, TN

More at: L Ross Gallery Holiday Exhibition

Searching for a Mystery Train: radio nowhere and radio radio - bruce springsteen & elvis costello

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Season's Greetings!

Loved this card from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Reminds me of the many holiday seasons that I have spent in Japan.
Especially the year that I spent chasing Hiroshige in Tokyo.  

Friday, December 01, 2017

Woe to those who make unjust laws





Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Coldplay's Chris Martin & U2's Bono covering One For My Baby by Frank Sinatra on #Kimmel





Thank You Clark Hulings Fund



For the past year, I was honored to be a fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund Business Accelerator Program. With no financial cost to myself, I was able to dig deep and learn how to keep my art business thriving. I have recently learned that I was chosen to be an Executive Fellow at CHF for 2018. The Clark Hulings Fund is helping me learn how to take my Mystery Train Exhibition on tour. The Executive Fellows will receive the services of CHF to rewrite the fellow’s Investment Grade Proposal (IGP) for capitalization and underwriting to get it to the point CHF can pitch it to potential funders. Meanwhile CHF expects the fellow to continue executing on their project, and collaborating with CHF with monthly field reports and meetings, along with marketing assistance given to the fellow. Please join me for the journey ahead.


Link to my recent Clark Hulings Fund podcast with Daniel DiGriz.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Los Angeles City Hall lit up tonight tonight in remembrance of the trans people who have lost their lives to hate and violence. You will never be forgotten. #TDOR