Elizabeth Fox

My Darling Clouds
August 30 — September 29, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to present Elizabeth Fox’s My Darling Clouds. Fox’s paintings are siren songs that live in a sphere somewhere between the subconscious and the magical. Her figures are often pale, ghostly, smoke & mirror, more shape than body. The world they move through is one that’s at once mundane—an office, a bus stop, a street with trash cans—and surreal: it’s as if Fox is squeezing the real out of reality, and what’s left is an etherealized version of strange, dream-like beauty.… read more

Chris Cosnowski

Might and Main
August 30 — September 29, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to present Chris Cosnowski’s Might and Main. Cosnowski continues his exploration of the conflicted soul of our pop culture. His toys, trophies, models and other Americana transport us into a world that’s both playful and haunting, sacred and silly, minimal and complex. In Might and Main, a phrase from the 12th century meaning with as much effort or strength as one can muster, many of Cosnowski’s figures are raising their fists in a gesture that speaks equally of assertion and desperation. A gesture that perfectly encapsulates our current situation.… read more

Jenifer Kent, Matt R. Phillips, Matthew Scheatzle

In the Aggregate
July 10 — August 25, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce "In the Aggregate," a group exhibition featuring the art of Jenifer Kent, Matt R. Phillips, and Matthew Scheatzle, on view July 14 to August 25, 2018. Though the three artists create vastly different works, they are united by practices that privilege iteration, fragmentation, and an aesthetic of multiplication, in which component parts unfurl to form a whole.… read more

Edwige Fouvry

Entrevoir
June 5 — July 7, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Entrevoir, an exhibition of new work by Edwige Fouvry, on view from June 9 to July 7. Fouvry’s paintings are exercises in locating order in chaos. She takes the disarray of our shared worlds and daily lives and examines and rearranges it, seeking harmony and coherence without falling prey to overly neat or artificial resolutions. Making deft choices of color, form, and gesture, she sets abstraction against representation, painted against raw canvas, line against wash, dry against dripping brushwork, and loose gestures against tightly rendered eddies of swirling marks. This visual tension, however, is perfectly calibrated, creating a type of pressure that supports rather than wrenches apart. By drawing the eye in and carefully guiding it around a given scene, Fouvry allows the viewer to apprehend relationships, patterns, and moments of beauty that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.… read more

Jaq Chartier

In Solution
May 1 — June 2, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce In Solution, an exhibition of new work by Jaq Chartier, on view from May 5 to June 2. Chartier’s works engage the materiality of her chosen media, highlighting the dynamic and extraordinary properties of different inks, dyes and stains, spray paints, and acrylic resins, as well as the often surprising ways they interact with one another.… 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

Guy Diehl

Art About Art: A Luminous Pursuit
March 1 — 31, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Art about Art: A Luminous Pursuit, an exhibition of new work by Guy Diehl on view March 1–31. As art about art, Diehl’s paintings explore different artistic movements across recent history, often by referencing other artists within the composition itself. The still-life format, a rich tradition in its own right, allows Diehl to set up relationships between art historical references and carefully chosen everyday objects, encouraging viewers to draw their own connections and conclusions.… read more

Udo Nöger

The Inside of Light
February 1 — 24, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “The Inside of Light,” an exhibition of new work by Udo Nöger, on view from February 1 to 24. Nöger’s singular practice is predicated on the use of ambient light, which he harnesses and reworks to create his ethereal, monochromatic mixed-media artworks. In his quest for nuanced artistic results that upend traditional approaches to art-making, he spotlights light as a medium in and of itself.… read more

So We Cross the Dark, 2017

Mayme Kratz

Distances
December 7, 2017 — January 27, 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Distances,” an exhibition of new work by Mayme Kratz, on view from December 9, 2017, to January 27, 2018. Kratz’s mixed media works feature elements of the natural world—such as seed pods, pinecones, grass, shells, and rattlesnake ribs—which she encases in layers of polymer resin to create lyrical microcosms of the landscapes from which she draws.… read more

Marine Debris - Bottle, 2015

Barbara Vaughn

Uncharted Waters
November 2 — December 2, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Uncharted Waters,” an exhibition of new work by Barbara Vaughn, on view from November 2 to December 2. This show addresses changes in environmental, social, and immigration policies promulgated by the new administration.… read more

Circular Disposition, 2017

James Kennedy

t h o u g h t    f o r m s
October 5 — 28, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce t h o u g h t    f o r m s, an exhibition of new work by the artist James Kennedy, opening October 5, 2017. These paintings utilize an original vocabulary that Kennedy has been exploring in related bodies of work over the past ten years. Here, a series of geometric planes intersect and overlap, forming deep strata of paint that shift as if tectonic plates. This is not a volatile geometry, but it also isn’t fixed: the artist has constructed rigorous networks of forms and pathways to channel energy that would otherwise surge with abandon, unresolved and unstable.… read more

Red Tempest, 2017

Sherie' Franssen

Tempest
September 7 — 30, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by the painter Sherie’ Franssen, on view September 7 to 30. Franssen works in an abstract style that features bold, vivid colors and voluptuous, animated strokes. Without resorting to naturalism, her dynamic compositions skillfully evoke recession into space and include elements that suggest the contours of the body.… read more

ARTIST AS SUBJECT: 20th Anniversary Celebration
July 10 — September 2, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Artist as Subject, a special group exhibition organized to mark the gallery’s 20th anniversary. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 15.… read more

Aunyarat By Window, 2016

Terry St. John

Figures, Landscapes & Still Lifes: Six Decades of Painting
June 3 — July 8, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is honored to present a retrospective of the art of Terry St. John, opening June 1, 2017. St. John is among the most celebrated artists working in the style of Bay Area Figuration. This exhibition features paintings created over the course of sixty years, from the mid-1950s to today.… read more

Storm Morning #565, 2016

Louise LeBourgeois

Rising Light
May 4 — 27, 2017

LeBourgeois has dedicated a large part of her career to studying the effects of light and Chicago's capricious weather on Lake Michigan. Her current body of work continues to excavate this subject matter, though from an angle that privileges more nuanced forms of perception.… read more

Arches 2, 2016

Vanessa Marsh

Falling
April 6 — 29, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Falling,” an exhibition of new work by Vanessa Marsh opening April 6, 2017. Marsh takes geologic and cosmological time as her subject, creating atmospheric, otherworldly landscapes through a process rooted in both painting and photographic techniques.… read more

Human Patterns, 2016

Philip Buller

Human Patterns
March 2 — April 1, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Human Patterns,” an exhibition of new work by the artist Philip Buller, opening Thursday, March 2. A painter whose practice is influenced by a range of artmaking techniques, Buller explores patterns of human experience and organization by recognizing their echo in visual patterns.… read more

Moon Shield, 2016

Tom Lieber

Recent Paintings
February 2 — 25, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by painter Tom Lieber. Over the course of an accomplished forty-year career, Lieber has made a study of abstraction, looking to art history to inform certain choices while allowing himself the space to develop his own practice and style.… read more

Grey Areas of Today and Tomorrow, 2015

Ian Kimmerly

As We Wander, We Are Closer
December 8, 2016 — January 28, 2017

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “As We Wander, We Are Closer,” an exhibition of new work by Ian Kimmerly. Kimmerly’s generously layered paintings provocatively combine figuration and abstraction. Figurative elements, especially faces, are rendered photorealistically, scraped away, and then submerged within a milieu of open spaces, abstract passages, and textured daubs of paint.… read more

Dolby Chadwick at Art Miami 2016
November 29 — December 4, 2016

Dolby Chadwick gallery will be participating in this year's Art Miami fair, running from November 29 to December 4 in Miami, FL.… read more

Westward Basin, 2016

Danae Mattes

Alluvial Maps
November 3 — December 3, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Alluvial Maps, an exhibition of new work by Danae Mattes. Mattes’s art presents powerful, absorbing visions of landscapes that have been realized, filtered, and synthesized by the artist and then reworked onto canvas. She writes: “When walking through a landscape, I often find that a wonderful mirroring of myself takes place, as if the very act of movement becomes a gateway, an opening into perception.” Each work serves as fulcrum for the dynamic ecosystems that surround us—the continuously unfolding patterns of life we encounter visually and physically as we move through our worlds, both natural and manmade… read more

The Fallen, 2015

Kai Samuels-Davis

Wilderness
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