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

The Surface of a Song, 2015

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Picturesque
September 1 — October 1, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of charcoal drawings by the Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor. His 2013 début show at DCG garnered critical raves for its deft exploration of culture clash and hybrid mashup, reflecting the artist’s concerns since 1998, when he moved to the U.S. to attend art school.… read more

The Doctor, 2016

Lou Ros

SOMEWHERE
July 7 — August 27, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by the French painter Lou Ros, SOMEWHERE, starting on July 7 and continuing through August 27. Raised in La Rochelle in western France, Ros started painting at 17, first as a graffiti artist, working on large works on the walls of abandoned buildings. The paintings took several days to paint and the work technically wasn’t against the law, since the buildings were slated for demolition. Four years later, Ros began working on canvas. His new works evoke the freedom and spontaneity of graffiti art but show the maturity of years spent painting in his Paris atelier.… read more

Dragonfly, 2015

Robert Kingston

June 2 — July 2, 2016

It is with great pleasure that Dolby Chadwick Gallery announces an exhibition presenting the work of painter Robert Kingston, opening on June 2, 2016. The artist's fourth show with the gallery will feature large-scale works in acrylic on canvas. Kingston's thoughtful and evocative paintings reference Abstract Expressionism in a lyrical, reflective vein, their energy pulling us inward—the viewer drawn deep into the expansive spaces of the work.… read more

Untitled, Intersection #8, 2015

Charley Brown

New Paintings
May 5 — 28, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce its second exhibition of abstract paintings by the San Francisco artist Charley Brown. Brown’s 2013 show, Divergence, showed the artist, a virtuoso draftsman and painter recognized for his talent from childhood, and skilled in many areas of artmaking during his peripatetic, diverse five-decade career, taking on abstraction as a technical and aesthetic challenge.… read more

Port Puce, 2016

Edwige Fouvry

Ô temps, suspends ton vol !
April 7 — 30, 2016

Dolby Chadwick gallery is pleased to announce Ô temps, suspends ton vol !, an exhibition of new work by French-born artist Edwige Fouvry, on view April 7-30, 2016. French for “Oh Time, Stop Flying,” the exhibition title alludes to Alphonse de Lamartine’s 1820 poem ‘The Lake,’ a meditation on the constant passage of time.… read more

Peter Turning, 2013

Ann Gale

March 3 — April 2, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to announce the exhibition of recent work by Seattle-based artist Ann Gale, on view from March 3 to April 2, 2016. The artist will present oil paintings on canvas, linen-wrapped panel, and copper, as well as works in graphite on paper. In a day and age when our society seems obsessed with speed, and with viewing—and dismissing—multitudes of images streaming over the airwaves or bombarding us through the portals of social media, it is a revelation to contemplate the work of an artist such as Gale, who spends months, if not years, studying a single pose taken by one of her models.… read more

Spires...Striker #7, 2015

John DiPaolo

February 4 — 27, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by the abstract painter John DiPaolo. On view from Thursday, February 4th, through Saturday, February 27th 2016. DiPaolo is a San Francisco artist known for his lush surfaces and intense, color-charged canvases. His newest work explodes off the canvas, creating a world that pulls the viewer in to examine the complex physical surface of the painting, to look deeply into the interaction of color and form, to confront the profound energy and emotion barely contained on the canvas.… read more

Sherie' Franssen I What Good is this Love, 2015

Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.
December 12, 2015 — January 30, 2016

San Francisco literary luminaries such as Bill Berkson, Peter Coyote, Jack Hirschman, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Devorah Major to recite at the opening – among others. (all of the participating poets listed below will attend and read with the exception of: Richard Blanco, Billy Collins, Gary Snyder and David Whyte) Entrance to opening reception by RESERVATION ONLY. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the MFA in Literary Arts scholarship program at St. Mary’s college. Each ticket holder receives a copy of ‘Lightning Strikes’.… read more

Still Life with Modigliani #11, 2015

Guy Diehl

A Dialogue with Tradition II
November 5 — December 5, 2015

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce A Dialogue with Tradition II, an exhibition of new works by Bay Area painter Guy Diehl, on view November 5–December 5, 2015. Over the past thirty years, Diehl has explored the still-life format to make art about art, finding new and nuanced modes of execution to illuminate ways of both seeing art and appreciating the art historical canon.… read more