Saturday, December 31, 2005

Between Moment and Memory at the Julie Nester Gallery

The Chinese Sky
Gregg Chadwick
"The Chinese Sky"
48" x 48" oil and silver leaf on linen 2005

Between Moment and Memory
New Paintings by Gregg Chadwick
at the Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
January 6-29, 2006

Artist's Talk: Friday, January 6, 6:00pm
"What is the Place of Beauty in the 21st Century"

Reception for the Artist:

Friday, January 27, 4:00-7:00 pm (During the Sundance Film Festival)

“A poet or a painter must commit to a life of deep attention and even reverence for the multitude of meaning around us. An artist friend of mine, Gregg Chadwick, calls this 'pulling the moment,' a way of looking deeper into experiences that inspire him.”
-Phil Cousineau, Once and Future Myths

Strike a hard rock edge with a piece of carbon steel and a spark will spread onto dry tinder and burst into flames. In the same way, when artistic cultures strike against each other, new fires can erupt. To build on these experiences, careful attention and reverence must be focused on the moment even as the world rushes by. One of my major goals as a painter is to hold onto the light in these moments with rich, fluid and layered applications of color.

The paintings that make up the exhibition, Between Moment and Memory, are sparked by the life of a son of a Marine Corps officer and the subsequent artistic pilgrimage that has led from New Jersey to Paris, Los Angeles, Venice, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Chiang Mai. My current artwork is a synthesis of these travels and experiences and seems to evoke dreams of the moments that sparked their inspiration. These new paintings ask the question: What is the place of beauty in the 21st Century?

Julie Nester Gallery
Winter Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5, Sat. & Sun. 11- 4
Anytime by appointment

“Best of the Beehive 05” “Best Gallery in Utah”

1 comment:

Linden said...

LOve your exhibition title and question - very appropraite fro your work- lovely as always! I hope to see some live oneday.