Asking For Roses, 2014

Sherie' Franssen

The Gorgeous Nothings
December 11, 2014 — January 31, 2015

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce The Gorgeous Nothings, an exhibition of new paintings by southern California artist Sherie’ Franssen. Franssen has long been preoccupied by abstraction’s power to interrogate the contours of our world, fragmenting and reordering them so as to distill something essential about that world and our experiences within it. This body of work pushes Franssen’s interest in fragmentation—both as an aesthetic and emotional condition—to a new level.… read more

Zeitlos, 2014

Udo Nöger

November 6 — December 6, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is honored to announce “Beyond,” a solo exhibition featuring the art of Udo Nöger. Nöger works in a minimalist tradition, reducing everything he does “to a point where there is no more, no less”—a statement that captures the delicate balance anchoring his pared-down aesthetic. This quest toward a conscientious reduction of visual information, however, plays a supporting role in the artist’s primary cause: light.… read more

Thick Gray Shield, 2014

Tom Lieber

Zero Gravity
October 2 — November 1, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Zero Gravity, a solo exhibition of new works by Tom Lieber. The paintings to be exhibited will offer viewers the opportunity to appreciate and compare several of the artist’s recent creative trajectories.… read more

The Self and the Other, 2014

Kai Samuels-Davis

Between Head and Hand
September 4 — 27, 2014

Between Head and Hand, an exhibition of new paintings by Kai Samuels-Davis, will open at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery on Thursday, September 4. Rendered in richly textured, de-saturated oils, Samuels-Davis’s paintings are forged at the nexus of figuration and abstraction. Portraits comprise the vast majority of his subject matter, though the figures typically cannot be identified as any one person. They instead act as roadmaps for a conglomerate of inter-personal relationships and sensations, both visual and emotional.… read more

Woman / Landscape, 2013

Terry St. John

New Work
July 10 — August 30, 2014

It may be surprising to learn that, as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, Terry St. John studied sociology, not the fine arts. By the time he fell in love with painting, he was a college senior and deep into the throes of his social science degree. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing art. He took lessons from a friend who was studying under Richard Diebenkorn at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now called the California College of the Arts) and immersed himself in an artistic social circle. St. John recalls how “above all else, I just wanted to paint paintings.… read more

Spaces in Between, Moss Green, 2014

Bernadette Jiyong Frank

Spaces in Between
June 5 — July 5, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to present Spaces in Between, an exhibition of new work by Bernadette Jiyong Frank. The lyrical geometry undergirding Frank’s paintings is a means for expressing the Japanese concept of ma, or the space between objects and events that is both empty and yet full of meaning. Ma maintains a constant presence throughout Japanese culture; it can be found, for example, in the meaningful pause at the bottom of a bow or the resonant silences between musical notes.… read more

Nothing Comes from Nothing
May 1 — 31, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Nothing Comes From Nothing, an exhibition of new ink on mylar drawings by San Francisco Bay Area artist Katina Huston. Huston’s primary subject over the past decade has been shadows cast by objects—from bicycle wheels to musical instruments, glassware, and now, skeletons—hung from the studio ceiling. By casting light through these objects and drawing from their projection, Huston channels energy from a zipping bicycle, ascending scales, sparkling crystal, and the weightiness of bone “without actually naming that experience.” Her handling compels the viewer into familiar objects stretched and distended out of visual recognition.… read more

Louise LeBourgeois

Towards Horizon
April 3 — 26, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new oil paintings by Louise LeBourgeois, on view April 3–26, 2014. LeBourgeois has called Chicago home for the past thirty-six years, and Lake Michigan—located mere blocks from her house—has served as her primary muse for the last twenty.… read more

Edwige Fouvry

Sous le Ciel
March 6 — 29, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Sous le Ciel, an exhibition of new oil paintings and pastel drawings by the French-born artist Edwige Fouvry, on view March 6–29, 2014. French for “Under the Sky,” Sous le Ciel fittingly focuses on landscape.… read more

Stephen De Staebler, Standing Figure with Ribs & Standing Figure with Missing Hip, 1978

Stephen De Staebler, Danae Mattes

Two Geologies: Stephen DeStaebler & Danae Mattes
February 6 — March 1, 2014

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition featuring the art of Danae Mattes (b. 1958) and Stephen De Staebler (1933-2011). As evidenced by their shared use of geologic motifs and emphasis on the organic properties of their materials—in this case, clay—both Mattes and De Staebler are deeply inspired by nature and the landscape. Engaging elements of landscape also allows both to ask questions about the human experience and to reflect on the human condition more broadly: how did we get here? Where do we go? As organic matter ourselves, what is our relationship to the rich, elemental body known as Earth? Two Geologies brings Mattes and De Staebler’s art into conversation in order to tease out these questions. While the selected works’ motivating concerns often run parallel to each other—threads that existed even prior to the artists’ marriage—they also occasionally diverge in visceral albeit complementary ways.… read more