Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rare images of blue whale feeding behavior





Oregon State scientists captured some rare blue whale feeding behavior from a research drone. Whales are the largest creatures on earth, and they get their energy by consuming some of the smallest creatures in the sea. This video shows how they make choices about what's worth eating.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

U2 "Miss Sarajevo" at the Rose Bowl - May 20, 2017





Video by Gregg Chadwick



U2 "Miss Sarajevo" at the Rose Bowl - May 20, 2017 with powerful visuals commenting on the civil war in Syria. Moving snippet added by Bono at the end with the words at the base of the Statue of Liberty.



"Miss Sarajevo"

U2



Is there a time for keeping your distance

A time to turn your eyes away

Is there a time for keeping your head down

For getting on with your day

Is there a time for kohl and lipstick

A time for curling hair

Is there a time for high street shopping

To find the right dress to wear

Here she comes, oh oh

Heads turn around

Here she comes

To take her crown

Is there a time to run for cover

A time for kiss and tell

Is there a time for different colors

Different names you find it hard to spell

Is there a time for first communion

A time for East Seventeen

Is there a time to turn to Mecca

Is there time to be a beauty queen

Here she come, oh oh

Beauty plays the clown

Here she comes

Surreal in her crown

Dici che il fiume

Trova la via al mare

E come il fiume

Giungerai a me

Oltre i confini

E le terre assetate

Dici che come fiume

Come fiume

L'amore giungerà

L'amore

E non so più pregare

E nell'amore non so più sperare

E quell'amore non so più aspettare

Is there a time for tying ribbons

A time for Christmas trees

Is there a time for laying tables

And the night is set to freeze





The New Colossus

by Emma Lazarus



Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia!

Happy IDAHOBIT 2017 !
The international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
as people join together to take a stand against prejudice. I remember standing outside the White House on the day that Marriage Equality was declared by the Supreme Court and the beauty of that storied house lit up in the colors of the LGBT flag.  





Gregg Chadwick
Arrivals and Departures (Charlotte to D.C. - June 26, 2015)
48"x36" oil on linen 2015-2016 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Giving Back: 38th Annual Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk & Auctions

Spring Update 2017

"Intolerance is the father of illusion and evil deeds. Tolerance is not its opposite; tolerance is neutral. The opposite of intolerance is creative imagination, sympathetically exercised in the service of ever illusive truth. The people I trust and admire take that path. Scholars, scientists, priests, and philosophers have helped guide me ... A fiery legion of artists and writers flung wide the gates and beckoned my near- sighted soul to go deeper"
-Alexander Eliot, "The Timeless Myths"


I just returned from a fruitful trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Spring was erupting all around me in the city that many call the Berkeley of the Midwest. Blossoms covered the trees shading hundreds of crimson gown clad graduates. The air seemed to be filled with new hopes and new roads to follow. Inspiration carried me as I boarded the plane to return west to Los Angeles. As I gazed out my window, I watched the landscape turn from bright spring green, to dusty farmland, to snow covered peaks, to red desert, to the violet carpet of jacaranda blossoms as we flew into the L.A. basin. The diverse landscape echoed our diverse country. I felt joy as our plane shuddered upon touchdown. Lots of new art to create. And lots of pressing causes to give back to. Please read below about two of my favorite care giving organizations that I have donated my artwork to - The Venice Family Clinic and The Hospitality House of San Francisco, CA.

Thank you for your interest in my work and for all that you do to make the world a better place,

Gregg Chadwick
www.greggchadwick.com
http://www.artspace.com/gregg-chadwick
https://shopvida.com/collections/greggchadwick
cell 415 533 1165

 

GREGG CHADWICK
Museum Whispers (de Young), 2014
Oil on linen
24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)


Giving Back -  


I am honored that I was asked to donate an artwork for the Silent Art Auction at the 38th Anniversary of the Venice Art Walk & Auctions which will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building.

My painting Museum Whispers (de Young) was inspired by the beautifully renovated de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The de Young cafe is a permanent fixture of the new building. A gorgeous indoor/outdoor space filled with art lovers and wonderful food. Often, the ebb and flow of visitors at an art museum provides the subject matter for my paintings.


The painting is available for pre-bidding on the auction site Paddle 8 with a select group of donated artworks: http://paddle8.com/auctions/veniceartwalk 

100% of the proceeds from the sale of my painting go to help fund the Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive health care program for the low-income and uninsured.

Hope to see you on May 21st at the 38th Annual Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk & Auctions. Your generosity ensures that over 24,000 low-income men, women, and children have a place to turn to for health care.

Venice Art Walk & Auctions – Sunday, May 21 from Noon-6pm 







 


Giving Back -
Hospitality House Annual Auction

I was honored that the Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco asked me to donate my painting "Jersey Cantos" to the 2017 Annual Hospitality House Art Auction. Founded in 1967 in response to the large influx of homeless LGBT youth in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, Hospitality House has a long history developing peer-based and culturally appropriate programs for the communities we serve. Their programs create a positive impact, raising the quality of life for all residents and making our neighborhoods healthy and rich with diversity and culture.

Gregg Chadwick is a 2017 Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Business Accelerator Program. 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease





Watch Kimmel's monologue praising Obamacare & tell your rep to oppose new anti-health care bill → (202) 224-3121.  https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/05/why-kimmels-obamacare-pitch-worked/525075/?

And this brings us to Jimmy Kimmel. He, in essence, explained why it is now politically impossible to really repeal Obamacare and why politicians now must accede to the demand for universal coverage, not just theoretical access to health insurance. In an emotional monologue about his infant son’s heart defect, he told the crowd:
We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. You know, before 2014 if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a preexisting condition. You were born with a preexisting condition and if your parents didn’t have medical insurance you might not live long enough to even get denied because of a preexisting condition. If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make.
Whatever your party, whatever you believe, whoever you support, we need to make sure that the people who are supposed to represent us, people who are meeting about this right now in Washington, understand that very clearly. Let’s stop with the nonsense. This isn’t football. There are no teams. We are the team. It’s the United States. Don’t let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants. We need to take care of each other

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Pale Blue Dot - Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey





Important Thoughts on Our Place In the World. Carl Sagan's famous 'The Pale Blue Dot' speech. Featured in the 2014 show 'Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey' Remember there is No Planet B! #ClimateMarch

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Gregg Chadwick: Revenant by Jeffrey Carlson - July 2014




Gregg Chadwick's "Revenant"
Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Editor, Fine Art Today 

Specters from a distant past ‐‐ or perhaps another level of existence ‐‐ people the nostalgic and visionary works of Gregg Chadwick.

Widely recognized for his figure paintings and cityscapes, Gregg Chadwick presents his latest work in an exhibition titled "Revenant," soon to be unveiled at San Francisco's Sandra Lee Gallery. The exhibition opens July 1, and the opening reception will be held July 10, from 5:30‐7:30 p.m.



Gregg Chadwick, "Salish Sea," 2014, oil on linen, 30 x 24 in.
Sandra Lee Gallery
In viewing Chadwick's paintings, it feels as though we are viewing these people and places through a screen of nostalgic vision. In passages the works are blurred and vague, suggesting forms more than representing them. This lack of definition suggests the uncertainty and vagueness of a lost memory or a fleeting dream; we can picture its shape but are often left grasping at its details.



Gregg Chadwick, "Calle," 2014, oil on linen, 24 x 18 in. 
Sandra Lee Gallery 


Gregg Chadwick, "Revenant," 2014, oil on linen, 24 x 18 in.
Sandra Lee Gallery


Chadwick's process, too, encourages reflection on the simultaneously fleeting and lasting nature of life's experiences. In each painting Chadwick creates a kind of palimpsest, layering transparent pigments and painting over the earlier image. In this way the past is built into the paintings themselves.




Gregg Chadwick, "The Station Agent," 2014, oil on linen, 40 x 40 in.
Sandra Lee Gallery
 





Gregg Chadwick, "Deerhead Diner," 2014, oil on linen, 24 x 36 in.
Sandra Lee Gallery
  

"Revenant" will remain on display at Sandra Lee Gallery through July 31, where a concurrent exhibition at Sandra Lee Gallery presents paintings by Evri Kwong. To learn more, visit Sandra Lee Gallery online.

This article was featured in Fine Art Today, a weekly e‐newsletter from Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.




Gregg Chadwick, "Mulholland Blue," 2014, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.
Sandra Lee Gallery


 


Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time by Jeffrey Carlson - March 2013



Gregg Chadwick and Painting Time

Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today
March 2013

In a new solo exhibition, California artist Gregg Chadwick ambitiously explores the boundaries of time and of representational painting. 




Gregg Chadwick, "Grand Central," oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in.



  

Gregg Chadwick, “Il Poeta di Milano,” oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.


The Time Between, a show of recent paintings by Gregg Chadwick, is now on view at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco.

In these paintings Chadwick works lightly and suggestively, as if in the haze of a fragmented vision. Some figures are located in recognizable time and space, like three young women who stroll an open road, one texting and another snooping. In other works the subject is far more enigmatic, the spaces indeterminate, and the figures distorted or mirrored.
The conceptual foundation for Chadwick’s recent work comes from a study of time as perceived by the ancient Greeks, who categorized it in two distinct ways. Chronos denoted sequential time, measurable in units, whereas kairos conveyed the significance of a moment and was qualitative in nature. A kairos was indeterminate in length and potentially great in importance, as in “an appointed time.”
Chadwick’s stated intention with his works on time is to “break down the illusions of linear time passing and expose the coexistence of past, present and future.”



Gregg Chadwick, “I Canti (The Cantos),” oil on linen, 80 x 60 in. 


Gregg Chadwick, “The Time Between,” oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

The artist’s conceptual vision neatly dovetails with the goals of the broader contemporary realist art movement. Chadwick paints scenes that are representational yet imaginative; they are, at one and the same time, rooted in tangible existence and removed from it. His figures are real and unreal. Engaged in everyday activities or detached from their surroundings, we see them as women and men of the world and as specters of superhuman existence.





Gregg Chadwick, “Three Secrets,” oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.


Based in Santa Monica, where he paints in an old airplane hangar, Chadwick has shown at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. He earned his BFA from UCLA and his MFA from NYU. Chadwick has held notable solo exhibitions at the Manifesta Maastricht Gallery (Maastricht, Netherlands), AD Space 2000 (Tokyo, Japan), and the Lisa Coscino Gallery (Pacific Grove, California), and he has participated in group shows at the Sandra Lee Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica, California), and the Arts Club of Washington (Washington, D.C.).

Chadwick writes a blog, Speed of Life, in which he examines art’s intersection with society. He also frequently posts recently completed work to his Flickr account, which can be viewed here.

The Time Between will be on view through March 30, 2013. 
An opening reception will be held the evening of March 7, from 5:30‐7:30 p.m. Sandra Lee Gallery is located at 251 Post Street, Suite 310, in San Francisco.

For more information, visit www.greggchadwick.com and http://sandraleegallery.com. 

This article was featured in Fine Art Today, a new weekly e‐newsletter from Fine Art
Connoisseur magazine.

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Gregg Chadwick, “Proserpina,” oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Gilbert Baker's Rainbow Flag at MOMA


Gilbert Baker, heading the Stockholm Pride Parade in 2003, pieced together the first rainbow flags in 1978. He described himself as the “gay Betsy Ross.”
FREDRIK PERSSON / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES





Saturday, March 18, 2017

TODAY: Gregg Chadwick: A Retrospective Look at the 11th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk

by Gregg Chadwick

Today - a special look at my paintings and monotypes at the Santa Monica Art Studios on March 18, 2017 from 12-5 pm as part of the 11th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk.  


Featuring A Balance of Shadows from my 2004 solo exhibition in San Francisco and an overview of my artwork from 1999-2017, my studio will be a time capsule for one day. 
Many of the artworks on view have been loaned from private collections and are rarely on public view. In addition, a choice selection of paintings and monotypes will be available for purchase. 


Gregg Chadwick
The City Drifts (San Francisco) 18"x14" oil on linen 1999
from San Francisco solo exhibition - A History of Light 1999


Many of my paintings are inspired by poetry, history, and literature. When I lived in San Francisco and often on return visits, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's bookstore City Lights beckoned. A few years ago with my great friend Phil Cousineau on a book tour for our joint effort The Painted Word, we were able to stand together in a packed upper room at City Lights and express our deep admiration for Ferlinghetti's inspiration. My painting The City Drifts (San Francisco) seems to carry the feelings we all felt in the bookstore that night. Ferlinghetti's poem The Changing Light (see below) embodies that wistful moment.


The Changing Light

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti


The changing light

at San Francisco

is none of your East Coast light


none of your

pearly light of Paris

The light of San Francisco

is a sea light

an island light

And the light of fog

blanketing the hills

drifting in at night

through the Golden Gate

to lie on the city at dawn

And then the halcyon late mornings

after the fog burns off

and the sun paints white houses

with the sea light of Greece

with sharp clean shadows

making the town look like

it had just been painted

But the wind comes up at four o'clock

sweeping the hills

And then the veil of light of early evening

And then another scrim

when the new night fog

floats in

And in that vale of light

the city drifts

anchorless upon the ocean

"The Changing Light" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from How to Paint Sunlight. © New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2001.






Copies of my brother Kent Chadwick’s wonderfully detailed book on my art will also be available for purchase. 

A Balance of Shadows: Gregg Chadwick's Paintings 
Hardcover – February 6, 2016
E-book Version 

Also, I am happy to announce that I have designed a line of clothing and accessories based around my paintings for VIDA fashion.  

Apparel and Accessories Available Online at VIDA


Hope to see you there! 


SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
12-5 PM
Studio #15
Santa Monica Art Studios
3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free parking outside the hangar.




More on Gregg Chadwick at www.greggchadwick.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

You Are Invited: Gregg Chadwick- A Retrospective Look - Sat, March 18, 2017

by Gregg Chadwick

I am excited to invite you to a special look at my paintings and monotypes at the Santa Monica Art Studios on March 18, 2017 from 12-5 pm as part of the 11th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk.  

Featuring A Balance of Shadows from my 2004 solo exhibition in San Francisco and an overview of my artwork from 1999-2017, my studio will be a time capsule for one day. 
Many of the artworks on view have been loaned from private collections and are rarely on public view. In addition, a choice selection of paintings and monotypes will be available for purchase. 

Copies of my brother Kent Chadwick’s wonderfully detailed book on my art will also be available for purchase. 

A Balance of Shadows: Gregg Chadwick's Paintings 
Hardcover – February 6, 2016
E-book Version 

Also, I am happy to announce that I have designed a line of clothing and accessories based around my paintings for VIDA fashion.  

Apparel and Accessories Available Online at VIDA


Hope to see you there! 


SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
12-5 PM
Studio #15
Santa Monica Art Studios
3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free parking outside the hangar.


More on Gregg Chadwick at www.greggchadwick.com




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

From Standing Rock to Salish Sea: Protect the Water

by Gregg Chadwick

Today as the trump administration and its henchmen are about to overrun the water protectors at Standing Rock, I am moved to repost this post from July. My thoughts are with the Standing Rock protesters today. They've defended land and water bravely. Today at 2pm they will be overrun. Last night many of their tents and structures were burned in defiance. We must continue to resist. Thank you🙏🏽  to all those who protect the water and thus our nation. #NoDAPL



I often think about the rivers, lakes, towns and cities we have named after the original Americans. The absence of most of their culture in our increasingly mini-malled landscape points to the brutal erasure of Indian tribes across the United States. The dominant culture in America seems to continually romanticize, while at the same time ostracize, the rich history of Native Americans.




Gregg Chadwick
Salish Sea
30"x24" oil on linen 2014 

Two years ago on a technicolor blue day, I stood on the deck of the Wenatchee ferry cutting through the choppy sea from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The vessel was named for the Wenatchi people who originally lived in the shadow of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers in Eastern Washington State. We are riding on a ship of memory.



In the Yakama language, wenatchi means "river flowing from canyon." The Wenatchee River was home to a vibrant salmon run prior to the damming of the Columbia River which impeded the salmon's journey. Like the fish, the Wenatchi tribe was also blocked from its ancestral waterways as the US government rounded up the Native Americans in Washington State and collected them in reservations far from their native lands. 



I often think about the rivers, lakes, towns and cities we have named after the original Americans. The absence of most of their culture in our increasingly mini-malled landscape points to the brutal erasure of Indian tribes across the United States. The dominant culture in America seems to continually romanticize, while at the same time ostracize, the rich history of Native Americans. The writer Sherman Alexie will have none of that, thank you. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington before graduating from Washington State University. Alexie is a major player in contemporary writing. His well-received novels, Reservation Blues and Indian Killer helped pave the way for his foray into film with Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancydancing. Alexie writes with courage about his experiences as an Indian in a white culture. Alexie also writes, as Andrea Vogt in Washington State Magazine reported, with "brutal honesty-some might even say disdain-about ignorance, alcoholism, and other problems on the rez."  

The Business of Fancydancing leads Gene Tagaban (Aristotle Joseph), Michelle St. John (Agnes Roth), and Evan Adams (Seymour Polatkin), with writer/director Sherman Alexie.photo by Lance Muresan
Courtesy Washington State Magazine
For Alexie and other Native American activists ignoring the problems exacerbated by systemic racism in the US is out of the question. With that in mind, for over 20 years an annual inter-tribal Canoe Journey has been held on the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea is a 6,500 square mile ecosystem consisting of the Puget Sound Basin (US) and the Georgia Basin (Canada). 
Canoe Journey 2016, Paddle to Nisqually, continues the inter-tribal celebration and annual gathering of Northwest indigenous nations. The website for Paddle to Nisqually goes into great detail about the history and significance of the event:
"Canoe Journey gatherings are rich in meaning and cultural significance. Canoe families travel great distances as their ancestors did and participating in the journey requires physical and spiritual discipline. At each stop, canoe families follow certain protocols, they ask for permission to come ashore, often in their native languages. At night in longhouses there is gifting, honoring and the sharing of traditional prayers, drumming, songs and dances. Meals, including evening dinners of traditional foods, are provided by the host nations.
When Europeans began exploring the region, the tribes were used to meeting and welcoming strangers who arrived by boat. Sadly, the Europeans did not understand the hospitality culture of the coastal tribes as the tribes were displaced over the next two centuries. The canoe culture, as practiced by the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest, had all but disappeared until the Canoe Journey events began to grow in the 90’s. Techniques of canoe making and use had largely vanished and fewer and fewer tribal people knew how to pull a traditional canoe. Now...a new tradition is well into the making and a cultural resurgence is underway."
The Salish Sea is a 6,500 square mile ecosystem consisting of the Puget Sound Basin (US) and the Georgia Basin (Canada). 
The theme for this years Canoe Journey is "Don't Forget the Water" in honor of the Nisqually Tribe's Mountain story.  



The Nisqually Tribe finds hope in the annual canoe journey and its focus on community building:
"The Nisqually River Council’s Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan (NWSP) recognizes that community wellness is a key component of creating a sustainable watershed. We embrace the people who live in the Nisqually watershed, their sense of identity and responsibility that has existed for generations. Strong communities require, among other things, access to the arts and high community health indicators. Paddle to Nisqually represents a unique opportunity to highlight the many efforts the Nisqually Tribe makes to promote community wellness, including a culture free of drugs and alcohol, access to traditional and healthy foods, and close ties to Nisqually heritage."
Looking back now on that day on the ferry, I see things through the veil of my painting and the complicated history of the region. There is an accumulation of memories gathered in this Salish Sea as the Wenatchee ferry carries its passengers towards their destination. How many canoes over the centuries have traversed this same path?
In my painting Salish Sea, who is the rider on the bow of this ship of memory? 











Gregg Chadwick's Salish Sea was on exhibit at Saatchi Art through September 29, 2016 in the group exhibition Cross Currents.