Speed of Life

Studio Notes From the Contemporary Artist Gregg Chadwick
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!

zebablah:

flawlessxqueen:

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

horrifying.

jopara:

blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

thechanelmuse:

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.  

The beauty of Istanbul is almost indescribable. Such an overlay of art, history, and civilizations. My next solo exhibit at the Sandra Lee Gallery to be held in September 2015 will use my time in Istanbul as a springboard. Excited to see where these new paintings take me!
Photo by Gregg Chadwick (at Galata Bridge)

The beauty of Istanbul is almost indescribable. Such an overlay of art, history, and civilizations. My next solo exhibit at the Sandra Lee Gallery to be held in September 2015 will use my time in Istanbul as a springboard. Excited to see where these new paintings take me!
Photo by Gregg Chadwick (at Galata Bridge)

Has anybody found my lost unicorn? Last seen in Paris outside the Musee de Cluny (at Paris, France)

Has anybody found my lost unicorn? Last seen in Paris outside the Musee de Cluny (at Paris, France)

mortisia:

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church photo by Gregg Chadwick (Berlin 2010)

mortisia:

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church photo by Gregg Chadwick (Berlin 2010)