Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You Are Invited to Gregg Chadwick's Studio


Please Join Me This Upcoming Weekend
for the 13th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Art Studios 



Gregg Chadwick

City Lights (Chaplin's Night)
48”x36” oil on linen 2017

In my thirteen years creating at the Santa Monica Art Studios, 
I have opened my studio to visiting collectors, art writers, students, 
local groups, scholars, and international guests. Visitors to my studio
have included a bus load of Japanese nursing students from Tokyo, 
a group of academics from the University of Verona in Italy,
professional art conservators from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam 
and the Getty Museum, a group art meditation session led by noted 
art writer Peter Clothier, as well as numerous visits by Santa Monica
students interested in the arts and culture.
At the Santa Monica Art Studios, I am part of a community of artists - 
driven to create, share knowledge and experience, 
and help the community at large.

This week, I would be honored to have you join the long list of visitors
to my studio #15 at the Santa Monica Art Studios.

Hope to see you soon!

What: 13TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN STUDIOS
            (New Paintings by Gregg Chadwick in Studio #15)
Where: Studio #15, Santa Monica Art Studios, 
             3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405
When:  Opening Night - Saturday, October 21, 2017,
              6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

               Gregg Chadwick's Studio Will Also be Open:
               Thursday, October 19th 12-6 pm
                Friday, October 20th 12-3 pm
                Sunday, October 22 12-5 pm  
Website: www.greggchadwick.com
Link to my recent Clark Hulings Fund podcast with Daniel DiGriz.


Gregg Chadwick

Jazz City (Newark Bay)
48”x96” oil on linen 2017
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Walk with Ai Weiwei through his newest outdoor art project in New York, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”





Walk with Ai Weiwei through his newest outdoor art project in New York, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” which tackles issues of immigration and inclusion.Publish DateOctober 13, 2017. Photo by Jean Yves Chainon/The New York Times. Technology by Samsung..

By HILARY SWIFT, JEAN YVES CHAINON and KAITLYN MULLIN 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

#MLK: Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech in Oslo, Norway, 1964 // #Nonv...





was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 53 years ago today. His Dec 1964 acceptance speech is powerfully relevant.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Stand Up Against @realDonaldTrump 's Cynical Sabotage of Our Health Care

After Congress failed to repeal Obamacare, the Trump Administration is now taking matters into their own hands and sabotaging the Affordable Care Act through executive orders. Their latest action will raise premiums and create junk insurance policies with none of the protections that families need.
Watch this video and then call your representatives and tell them to stand up to Trump's sabotage of our health care: 202-224-3121






Stand Up Against @realDonaldTrump 's Cynical Sabotage of Our Health Care

 #SaveTheACA #Health #Nursing


These back-door moves to undermine health care are stacking up and quickly taking their toll on our health care. President Trump's actions are intentionally causing premiums to skyrocket and could end coverage for those with pre-existing conditions -- threatening the health care of millions of everyday Americans.
Call your Member of Congress and tell them to stand up to sabotage, and we'll hold them accountable for their votes: 202-224-3121
We were successful in preventing Congressional Republicans from stripping away our health care, but we can't let up. We must stop these new attacks and continue to protect our care.

Monday, October 09, 2017

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Trailer





Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day. If you're in the Milwaukee area this evening, there's no better way to celebrate than catching tonight's screening of RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World, the new documentary about the indigenous influence on American popular music. See the official trailer above, and click here to buy tickets for tonight's screening.

Springsteen on Broadway, The Wish

Monday, October 02, 2017

RIP Tom Petty and Prince "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Sunday, October 01, 2017

And Still I Rise

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Bruce Springsteen's Album "Nebraska" was released on September 30, 1982





"Highway Patrolman" from the album "Nebraska"

Recorded live at Brendan Byrne Arena
on August 5, 1984
Film clips are from the Sean Penn directed movie "The Indian Runner" (1991)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

U2 - You’re The Best Thing About Me (Official Video)

Monday, September 25, 2017

The myth of race, debunked in 3 minutes

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Take The Knee

"... I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world." - Jackie Robinson, 1972











Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Biography of Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson



“Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons are to be learned in these pages.” —David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Walter Isaacson, author of a new biography of Leonardo da Vinci, discusses the Renaissance genius' wildly eclectic notebooks that contained everything from landscape sketches to math equations to 'to do' lists. For more about Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson http://ow.ly/cHwn30d8Yrg

Also by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs
 
Einstein
 
Benjamin Franklin
 
The Innovators

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

First trailer for 'Isle of Dogs' takes you inside Wes Anderson's next animated film

Saturday, September 16, 2017

What A Night!

by Gregg Chadwick

Sergio meets Sergio!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Santa Monica Art Studios last night to see my exhibit Luchador's Dream which was inspired by the incomparable Sergio Arau.


Saturday, September 09, 2017

Please Join Me at Art & Home 2017: a Benefit for LA Family Housing

by Gregg Chadwick


 
Gregg Chadwick
Generation Pink
14”x11” oil on panel 2017

 Generation Pink will be exhibited at Art & Home 2017, a benefit for LA Family Housing hosted by Room & Board in Culver City. 

 In collaboration with Angeleno magazine, please join us for a special art show at Room & Board in Culver City on September 13, 2017.
Over 100 local, contemporary artists have donated artworks in support of LA Family Housing. (LAFH).
Dedicated to helping families and individuals transition out of homelessness and poverty, LAFH offers a range of housing opportunities enriched with supportive services.

Artwork on display in the showroom will be available for purchase for $400!
If you have always wanted a Chadwick, this is a wonderful opportunity to get an artwork at an affordable price and to support an important cause.

Please RSVP at https://lafh.org/artandhome

Wednesday, September 13 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Room & Board
8707 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California 90232


More at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1864796443838619/
https://lafh.org/


Don't forget my recent Clark Hulings Fund podcast with Daniel DiGriz.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

You Are Invited - Sept 15, 2017 : Luchador’s Dream - Inspired by Sergio Arau (New Paintings by Gregg Chadwick)

by Gregg Chadwick



Gregg Chadwick
Flor De Asfalto (for Sergio Arau)
56”x86” oil on linen 2017




With his music, words and images, Sergio Arau has inspired me to create a series of paintings that feature him as the main character in my painted movies. Rock Star, actor, director, screenwriter, and artist Sergio Arau has often performed while wearing gear honoring Mexico's most famous wrestling star El Santo (The Man In the Silver Mask). Known as lucha libre, Mexican wrestlers such as El Santo are defenders of the poor and vulnerable. By taking on the persona of the Luchador (wrestler), Josh Kun writes in Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America, Sergio Arau and his bands have mixed "the traditional with the contemporary, the rural with the urban, the American with the Mexican, the charro with the rockero." 

My paintings in Luchador's Dream carry Sergio Arau into a Los Angeles seemingly pulled from the lyrics of his songs or gathered from scenes of his films that were left on the cutting room floor. 

Gracias Sergio!


The exhibition runs from September 7 - October 7, 2017

(Luchador's Dream is, in true rock n' roll fashion, a completely unaffiliated, and unofficial satellite exhibition of 2017: Año de México en Los Ángeles / Mexico in Los Angeles 2017)


What: Luchador’s Dream - Inspired by Sergio Arau (New Paintings by Gregg Chadwick)

Where: La Galería de la Cocina - Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 
When:  Opening - September 15, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Happy 100th Birthday Jacob Lawrence!

by Gregg Chadwick



100 years ago today, the seminal artist Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. When Lawrence was in his teens his family moved to Harlem in New York City, where he studied art with Charles Alston at the Harlem Art Workshop.

When Lawrence graduated from the American Artists School in New York he became a participant in the WPA Federal Art Project.  The young artist broke new ground in 1941 with The Migration Series which garnered national attention.



I find the video below from the Phillips Collection in which Lawrence discusses The Migration Series fascinating:



During World War II, while in the United States Coast Guard, first as a public relations specialist on the USS Sea Cloud, and then as a combat artist on the USS Gen. Richardson, Lawrence created a series of artworks documenting his vantage point on the war.

 
Jacob Lawrence
No. 2 Control Panel, Nerve Center of Ship, 
gouache and watercolor on board
Collection USCG Museum
Shipmates and Jacob Lawrence with one of the paintings
he made while serving in the US Coast Guard during WWII.


After the war Lawrence was invited by Josef Albers to teach painting at Black Mountain College. Lawrence's exposure to Albers’ Bauhaus-inspired theories and teaching methods greatly influenced his artistic explorations.  Lawrence wrote, “When you teach, it stimulates you; you’re forced to crystallize your own thinking … you’re forced to formalize your own theories so that you may communicate them to the students … you go back to your studio and think about this again.”


Faculty of the 1946 Black Mountain College Summer Art Institute,
including Jacob Lawrence and his wife Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center collection


In 1949, Lawrence  and his wife Gwendolyn returned to New York where Lawrence continued to paint. Lawrence, aware of his depression, checked himself into Hillside Hospital in Queens, where he stayed for 11 months and painted as an inpatient.



Jacob Lawrence
Depression
Tempera and Watercolor on Paper  1950
22 3/4"x31"






 After many years in New York, in 1970 Lawrence and Knight moved to Seattle when he was invited to teach at the University of Washington. Lawrence was an art professor at UW until his retirement in 1986.  He continued painting until just a few weeks before his death in June 2000 at the age of eighty-two. Lawrence's last commissioned public work, the mosaic mural New York in Transit, was installed in October 2001 in the Times Square subway station in New York City.

 Lawrence's powerful artworks grace numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum.  The vibrant paintings of Jacob Lawrence tell stories of liberation, resistance & resilience.

More: http://bit.ly/2xcAvVo





Wednesday, September 06, 2017

St. Vincent - Los Ageless (official audio)

U2 - You’re The Best Thing About Me (Lyric Video)

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