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Studio Notes From the Contemporary Artist Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick’s News and Events for October 2014

1. Gregg Chadwick ‘s painting  ”To Catch A Thief” has been selected by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, the husband-and-wife team behind the lifestyle brand AphroChic, to hang in the special Helms Bakery Pop-up Home October 10 – 12, 2014 in Culver City. 

Details at: http://aphrochic.com/2014/08/29/save-the-date-the-aphrochic-pop-up-house-at-helms-bakery/

Gregg Chadwick

"To Catch A Thief’ 

10”x10” oil on panel 2014

2. Gregg Chadwick will have artwork in the Art Unified booth at Worldwide Art Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October16-19, 2014. More at: https://worldwideartla.com 

Gregg Chadwick

"Oracle of Milan" 

40”x30” oil on linen 2014 

3. Make sure to save the date for the most exciting art event of the year in Santa Monica! The 10th Anniversary Open Studios at Santa Monica Art Studios

Please join us for the 10th Anniversary Open Studios Celebration at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Thirty-nine painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists will open their studios for the event.

Would love to see you in my studio - #15!

Saturday, October 18th from 6-9pm & Sunday, October 19th from 1-5pm 

4. The noted writer Peter Clothier asked Gregg Chadwick to create artwork for the cover of Clothier’s latest novel, “The Pilgrim’s Staff”.  

Clothier writes: 

"Gregg Chadwick was generous enough to create an image for the front.  Having read the book, he delved into the art of the 18th century, particularly the erotic prints and drawing of artists like Thomas Rowlandson and George Cruickshank and came up with an image that captured the spirit of both the period and the story that I’ve written."

More at: The Buddha Diaries: BUSY

Gregg Chadwick,

"The Embrace" 

30”x24” oil on linen 2014

5. Gregg Chadwick, inspired by his recent trip to Istanbul and the wondrous books of Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, will have his painting “The Museum of Innocence” in Room & Board, Art & Home- an art show benefitting LA Family Housing 

Room & Board, Art & Home - an art show benefitting LA Family Housing

 8707 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. Tel: (310) 736-9100. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23rd, 7-9 PM  (My Birthday:)

Gregg Chadwick

"The Museum of Innocence"

 8”x10” oil on panel 2014

The Gilded Hour on Flickr.The Gilded Hour
Gregg Chadwick
65”x50” oil on linen 2014

The Gilded Hour on Flickr.

The Gilded Hour
Gregg Chadwick
65”x50” oil on linen 2014

untitled on Flickr.The Ascent
Gregg Chadwick
60”x36” oil on linen 2014

untitled on Flickr.

The Ascent
Gregg Chadwick
60”x36” oil on linen 2014

Star-Spangled Banner, Ferguson on Flickr.by Gregg Chadwick
64”x64” oil on linen 2014
(Inspired by photos by Robert Cohen and the heroic protests of @eyeFLOODpanties during the #JusticeforMikeBrown events in Ferguson, MO

Star-Spangled Banner, Ferguson on Flickr.

by Gregg Chadwick
64”x64” oil on linen 2014

(Inspired by photos by Robert Cohen and the heroic protests of @eyeFLOODpanties during the #JusticeforMikeBrown events in Ferguson, MO

Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free - Cole

Powerful Music of Mourning!



This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,





The police in Ferguson are spraying tear gas and arresting peaceful protesters and reporters (2 reporters so far). Christina Coleman is an NBC Channel 5 news anchor from St. Louis…Son.

the first tweet really fucking got to me

^^^ i just can’t with this. abhorrent on so, so, so many levels.

A Memory Museum

by Gregg Chadwick

Holland  Cotter has a wonderful new piece in the New York Times entitled A Memory Museum

Cotter writes,” I’m also a curator of my memory, which carries traces of art encounters from over the years. A few of those encounters — with certain objects, books, buildings — have altered the atmosphere, changed how I see and joined a permanent collection that I regularly revisit.”

He then challenges us to describe experiences with art that has changed our lives and to post them in the comment section in his article. I find this to be an enlightening question:

Which works of art have changed the way you look at the world? 

I answered Mr. Cotter with the following:

The place of memory in the arts is so revealing. One of my first experiences with an artwork happened in Amsterdam when I was a six year old and the experience changed me forever. My father had finished his tour in Vietnam as a USMC JAG and we reunited as a family in Europe. During that trip we visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. There I found myself slack jawed in front of Rembrandt’s iconic group portrait “The Sampling Officials of the Amsterdam Drapers Guild.”  I recognized it as the same image on the Dutch Masters’ cigar box, my father’s go-to brand. The connection was phenomenal; I was hooked and I knew that someday I would become an artist.