Monday, June 18, 2018

Listen to children who’ve just been separated from their parents at the ...

Saturday, June 16, 2018

APES**T - THE CARTERS

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gorillaz - Humility (Official Video)

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Happy Birthday Rachel Carson!

Rachel Carson's Powerful Legacy

Rachel Carson
photo courtesy of rachelcarson.org

Today I would like to honor the groundbreaking environmentalist Rachel Carson, whose book 
Silent Spring sounded one of the first alarms about the detrimental effect of pesticides on the eco-system. The natural world was my first love as a kid and reading Carson's work was instrumental in spurring me on to look deeply at and respect the complexities of our endangered environment.

Carson's interest in conservation began with her early work as a marine biologist, which led to her award winning book, The Sea Around Us. Subsequently, nature writing provided a powerful vehicle for Carson to bring mainstream attention to the chemicals being dumped daily into our streams and rivers. Her work inspired global bans of the pesticide DDT  and helped foster the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States.

I encourage you to honor Rachel Carson's legacy by spending some time today on the Audubon Society's website, the US National Park Service's site, or your local nature conservancies information boards. All of these sites provide important information on how you can get involved and help preserve our natural world for future generations.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Late Afternoon of Time - San Francisco

by Gregg Chadwick




Gregg Chadwick
The Late Afternoon of Time - San Francisco
24"x20" oil on linen 2018

Cities, like people, grow and change. In this spirit, San Francisco continues to inform my paintings. Last weekend, at a friend's birthday gathering in Culver City, I recounted how one morning, when I lived in San Francisco, I spotted the artist Richard Diebenkorn leaning up against a BART entrance watching the cable car turnaround across Market Street. Diebenkorn was captivated by the movement of the conductors as they spun the cars around on a giant wooden turntable. I stopped, leaned up against a wall, and flipped through art writer Robert Hughes' book Nothing If Not Critical until I reached his essay on Diebenkorn. I read slowly, pausing often to gaze up at Diebenkorn as he gazed towards Powell Street. 
Eventually, I closed the book, walked over and thanked Richard Diebenkorn for his art and inspiration. He smiled and tears seemed to well up in his eyes, as he said "Thank you. I am glad that my work inspires you. Is your studio nearby?" I nodded and tried to say something "about the interplay between figuration and abstraction in his work." Diebenkorn was frail at this point and seemed to know that he didn't have much longer to live. I didn't want to take him away from his moment alone in the morning light on Market Street. I thanked him again and moved on. Richard Diebenkorn died soon after in 1993.
The late morning light, when it cuts through the fog in downtown San Francisco, opens the city up like an epiphany.  That morning was a revelation for me. Lawrence Ferlinghetti saw something similar in the City's light and wrote,"
                "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." 
I learned something profound that morning when I encountered Diebenkorn - my  heroes were mortal. And in turn, my family and friends also had a short time on earth. Life is fragile. I looked at the streets anew. Around us and beneath us memories dwelt.  A friend of mine who made his way from place to place along Market Street slid up to me one day at the corner of 6th and Market and showed me a horses skull in his battered shopping cart. "I was helping a man dig out his basement and I hit something hard", he said. "We found an entire skeleton buried there. Probably from the earthquake - from '07"
 Later I read that the cable cars were built because the horses kept breaking down on the steep San Francisco hills. The horses legs would snap under the weight. Maybe my friend's horse pulled a burden up Jones Street until collapse?  
 An immigrant from Scotland devised a system to carry cars and passengers up the steep slopes without animal power. Gary Kamiya writes in The Chronicle:
"At a little before midnight on Aug. 2, 1873, the men in the power plant fired up the boilers. The engines turned over and the cables tightened. The rope began to hum in the street, the first occasion of a sound that would become as familiar to San Franciscans as Bow Bells to a London cockney.
At 5 a.m., the team gathered atop Clay at Jones. Andrew Hallidie’s gripman, reportedly an old locomotive engineer, looked down the 16 percent grade into the fog and chickened out. But Halide, who had been hurled off scaffolding, buried in a tunnel and gone for a real-life Logger’s Revenge on roiling rapids, had confidence in his invention. He jumped into the dummy, took the grip, picked up the cable below and began to descend Clay Street. When the car reached the bottom, it was spun around on a turntable and pulled back up to the summit."
The turntable. Diebenkorn's gaze. The Changing Light. The Late Afternoon of Time.



Gregg Chadwick
The Changing Light - San Francisco
24"x18" oil on linen 2018


Gregg Chadwick's Palette
(Colors Used for  The Late Afternoon of Time and The Changing Light ) 



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia!

by Gregg Chadwick

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Sending love and solidarity to all on this worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversity.



Illustrations via 


Monday, May 07, 2018

Don't Forget to Show Love

by Gregg Chadwick

4-year-old superhero using his power to feed the homeless

I am incredibly inspired by the compassion illustrated by Austin Perine from Birmingham, Alabama. CBS Sunday Morning featured the video embedded in the tweet below and it really touched my heart. Take a minute to watch and if you are inspired please click on the link below to support this young hero! 




Link to Show Love and Fight Hunger GoFundMe page: 



Sunday, May 06, 2018

Childish Gambino - This Is America (Official Video)

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Please join me in celebrating the 39th Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions!

by Gregg Chadwick


Venice Art Walk & Auctions – Sunday, May 20 from Noon-6pm 


Silent Art Auction
Noon–6pm


Gregg Chadwick
Cool, Gray, City of Love
24"x24" oil on linen 2018


Honored that my painting Cool, Gray, City of Love will be featured in this year's 39th Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk and Auctions. In the years that I lived in San Francisco, on most weekday mornings, I would walk with my young daughter along Market Street to the Cable Car turnaround. She would board eagerly, her face pressed up against the glass as the car would climb a seemingly insurmountable hill. The Gripman would nod to me and smile as we rode together into the fog. My painting Cool, Gray, City of Love looks back to those San Francisco mornings. City of Love indeed.

Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions raises funds to help provide quality primary health care to 26,000 low-income men, women and children annually.

Services Include Medical + Dental + Vision + Behavioral Health + Substance Use Treatment + Child Development + Health Education + Health Insurance Enrollment

Sites In Venice + Santa Monica + Mar Vista + Inglewood + Culver City

Be inspired with me by the creativity and generosity of leading contemporary artists. Place your bid and join us in providing health care to people in need. Click here to view the 2018 Participating Artists.

View and bid on the entire auction at Paddle8 from May 7-May 18
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Artist Studio Tours
Noon–4pm
Meet local artists and get a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. Your $50 donation also includes a 2018 Venice Art Walk t-shirt by signature artist Alexis Smith.
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Food + Live Music + Beer & Wine Garden + Family Fun + Dog Daycare + Bike Valet + Art Installations
Noon–6pm
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New This Year: Interactive Workshops
11am–5pm

Jewelry Making with Amanda Diaz
Family Crafts with Art Camp LA
Floral Design with Art Fleur
Succulent Arrangements with Big Red Sun
Art with Claudia Concha
Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop with Faithful Artisans
Candle Making with Flores Lane
Calligraphy with High Pulp

Tickets are required for the artist studio tours and interactive workshops and can be purchased in advance at venicefamilyclinic.org/artwalk. Questions? Call 310.664.7916.

Curatorial & Host Committee
Robert Berman, Beth DeWoody, Laddie John Dill, Sam Durant, Peter Fetterman, Andrea Fiuczynski, Robert Galstian, John Geresi, Adam Gross, Jacquie Israel, Jaime Manne, Ana Prvacki, Bert Rodriguez, Sonny Ruscha, Analia Saban, Jessica Trent, Billie Milam Weisman, Kulapat Yantrasast

Steering Committee
Joyce Akashi, Penny Akashi, Barbara Beezy, Kristina Campbell, Amy Coane, Debora Dale, Samantha Frank, Erika Fujitani, Cindy Henry, Shelley Hochberg, KC Mancebo, Etan Milgrom, Matthew Quan, Jodie Rea, Gwen Samuels, Jessamine Sison, Irene Weibel


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Sunday, April 15, 2018

1911 - A Trip Through New York City (speed corrected w/ added sound)

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Manuel Olivier Remembers His Murdered Son and Inspires Us to Fight Gun Violence

by Gregg Chadwick
(all photos by Gregg Chadwick)

Today in Downtown Los Angeles, an empowered crowd joined Parkland, Florida father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - poignantly including his son Joaquin Olivier. The group included Stoneman Douglas students and their families, past Stoneman Douglas graduates, and concerned community members.


Manuel Olivier began with a blank surface set in place outside the Standard Hotel on 6th Street. With a deft combination of wheat pasted paper elements, brushwork, and bold spray painted passages, Olivier created the framework for a memorial to those senselessly cut down at their High School in Florida.



Manuel Olivier creates a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier



Once the artwork's structure was in place, Olivier moved to a more performance based piece, paint dripped like blood, loud hammer thrusts burst the surface of the painting echoing like gunshots off the buildings surrounding the outdoor space, and the gaping wounds were filled with sunflowers.


Olivier filled the gaping wounds with sunflowers. Life, death, and renewal. 




Olivier then implored us to fight for change and said that his son Joaquin would always be marching and fighting with us. Olivier's clear backpack was a rebuke to the politicians who offer only pollyannas and ineffective symbolic gestures.

Then Marjory Stoneman students and family who had flown out to Los Angeles from Florida, picked up crayons that Olivier had placed in clear buckets attached to the artwork and wrote their tributes to the slain students on this new remembrance wall. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who with Jaclyn Corin, Emma González, Cameron Kasky and Alex Wind has led a nationwide movement against gun violence since the shootings in Parkland, picked out a red crayon and wrote a quote from MLK onto the artwork - “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  





David Hogg quotes MLK in honor of his slain HS friend
- Joaquin Olivier:




“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”   ― Martin Luther King Jr


Today in we joined Parkland father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier




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Thursday, April 05, 2018

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE Official Trailer (2018) Adam Driver, Ter...

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Monday, April 02, 2018

Behind the March

March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Evidence Based Science
30"x24" oil on linen 2018

Evidence Based Science!

I'm getting ready for the April 14, 2018 March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo.

Mark your calendars for the second March for Science Los Angeles event! This year instead of marching we are focusing on programming and our Science Expo. With the event we hope to bring people together around science, point to concrete policy options and give people tools to explore science and support evidence-based policies throughout the year. The Science Rally will run from 10 AM - 11 AM. We are proud to announce our confirmed speakers include Astrophysicist and Curator Dr. Laura Danly, Malik Ducard of YouTube, Dr. John Fleming of Center for Biological Diversity, Dr. Carlos G. Gutiérrez Professor of Chemistry at Cal State LA, Dr. Mona Patel of Children's Hospital LA, and Neurobiologist Dr. Tepring Piquado. 

Our Science Expo booths will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM and will be centered around celebrating science through science education, communication, policy, and outreach. From 11:30 AM - 4 PM, Nerdist's Science Editor Kyle Hill will MC the expo stage, which will feature live interactive demos, science-inspired music, and include a series of focused sessions. Session topics include: What citizens need to know about science, How to get Involved in Policymaking, Environmental Justice: Can you make a difference?, and Inspiring the next STEM generation in LA. 

*Purchase official march apparel using the link below to avoid any other illegitimate sites and ensure your donation supports the march! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/mfs-la-2018…& *For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help us reach our fundraising goals. If everyone planning to attend donated $5 we would reach our goal today! Every little bit helps, use the link below to donate! https://www.laallianceforscience.org/support-us/…& *Follow our facebook page for updates and other exciting news! https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceLA/?source=email& We can't wait to see you there!
Can you join me? Click here for details and to RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/…/march-for-science-los-angeles-r…&
Thanks!

Friday, March 23, 2018

March for Our Lives

by Gregg Chadwick


Gregg Chadwick
Don't Shoot
Monotype and Ink on Paper
22"x22"
2018


“Don’t Shoot” was created in solidarity with Saturday’s #marchforourlives and in response to the horrific, senseless gun violence in America. The youth have stood up against the NRA and I applaud them. I will be at the March on Saturday and then make it back for the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk. May we join in the spirit of nonviolence and togetherness. #art #artandsocialjustice

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mystery Train at The Other Art Fair



by Gregg Chadwick



Absolutely loved showing my art at the inaugural Los Angeles edition of The Other Art Fair. The attendance was amazing. My sales were strong. Fielding follow up transactions this week. To top it all off, the TOAF staff and volunteers were amazing and the camaraderie between the exhibiting artists was exceptional. Kudos to Nicole Garton, Sophie Lucas, Ryan Stanier, Emma Warren, Briana Salatino, Gina Hewitt, et al. Next stop Chicago, Los Angeles again, and more.

Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair (TOAF) is artist centric and artist empowering.  Once accepted into TOAF you become part of a global community of artists who have taken part in numerous fairs across the globe from Los Angeles, to Brooklyn, to London, to Sydney. Chicago is the next new destination. In this community, artist relationships provide important knowledge and a supportive community.

As an exhibiting artist at TOAF - you make all the decisions - what work to bring, how to hang it, what price points to emphasize.
The fair is professionally run and effortlessly hip. The vibe is fun and again artist centric.
The combined forces of Saatchi Art and TOAF have an amazing PR engine. Visitors came to downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in droves for the fair. It was packed and people bought art.



Gregg Chadwick's booth from above at The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles 2018
photo by Mei Xian Qiu 


Radio, Radio 
I took part in an art centered radio show today with Gwenda Joyce in which we talked about The Other Art Fair and also the stARTup Art Fair where I spoke on a panel  in January. Ryan Stanier, founder & general manager of The Other Art Fair, and Ray Beldner (stARTup Art Fair founder) along with artists Dana deKalb, Gwen Samuels, and myself filled out the program. As Ray Beldner reminded us, "Art is about story." At The Other Art Fair and stARTup Art Fair, visitors are able to interact with the artists directly, share stories, and create new ones.

Direct link at: The Art Ambassador . Recording will be available to listen to starting on Friday, March 21, 2018. 



Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Cinematographer's Dream

by Gregg Chadwick


Gregg Chadwick
Cinematographer's Dream
30"x40" oil on linen 2018   

I created Cinematographer's Dream in honor of the first Women Illuminated Film Festival which takes place March 12, 2018 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, parallel to the United Nation’s 62nd Annual Commision on the Status of Women (CSW).
The one­ day event showcases documentary, short, and feature length films by women filmmakers, grappling with the most pressing issues of our time.

The Women Illuminated Film Festival is particularly timely, as this year’s CSW review theme is “participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.”

My painting Cinematographer's Dream is part of a series of  artworks on the history of the movie business and Los Angeles. Set in the early 21st Century, Cinematographer's Dream depicts a world on the cusp of change. Inspired by Oscar nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who shot MudboundFruitvale Station, and Black Panther, as well as the filmmakers featured in the Women Illuminated Film Festival, my painting looks forward to a more inclusive future.

More at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-illuminated-film-festival-tickets-43139246648
https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Cinematographer-s-Dream/25560/2454484/view

Friday, March 02, 2018

Looking Forward to Seeing You at The Other Art Fair

by Gregg Chadwick

 "...the distinction made between past, present 
and future is nothing more than a persistent stubborn illusion"

            "the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious...
             whoever does not know it and can no longer marvel, 
is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."

-Albert Einstein


My studio is full of new paintings that will make their premier at Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair. Time, movement, memory, and technology all weave their way into my artworks. 

Art critic Alex Bigman wrote this about my art - 
“Gregg Chadwick begins with a Greek conceptual dyad pertaining to that slippery core of existence: Time. The ancients defined chronos as sequential and chronological time, kairos – the time in between. Chadwick paints in oil in various sessions, superimposing images upon one another and in effect capturing the ghostly effect of kairos. The palette is muted; the atmosphere vaporous, beautiful and melancholy. With any luck, Chadwick hopes, the works will disturb viewers' sense of time's linearity, offering the conundrum of a simultaneous past, present and future instead.”

Gregg Chadwick
The Time Between (Kairos)
48”x36” oil on linen 2018
I am also excited to report that Kathy Leonardo has listed The Other Art Fair, and my participation in the fair, in her latest hot Art Events for March:
March 15 - 18, 2018:
Saatchi Art presents the Other Art Fair. Making its debut at The Majestic Downtown, the Fair showcases work by 100 emerging artists, each hand-picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts.

Gregg Chadwick
City of Mirrors (61 vette) 
24"x30" oil on linen 2018

Artist Gregg Chadwick will be exhibiting a selection of artworks from his traveling exhibition Mystery Train, which examines the mythos of America as seen through the physical and cultural history of the railroad in the United States. The artist will also be featuring a new series of works that engage the viewer in the story of Los Angeles, reaching right up to the Women's Marches of 2017 and 2018. A new series of works on paper as well as small sized paintings will also be on view.

Enjoy a private View, Thursday March 15th: 6pm-10pm - limited tickets available Show times are 

Friday March 16th: 3pm-10pm; Saturday March 17th: 2pm-10pm; Sunday March 18th: 11am-6pm; Admission range from $8 - $30 per person CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. The Majestic Downtown, 650 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; http://www.theotherartfair.com/

THE OTHER ART FAIR 
PRIVATE VIEWING COMPLIMENTARY TICKET
                                                                              
Thursday, March 15: 6 to 10 p.m.   
 (Private VIP Viewing)

Please enter your details at the link below to secure your complimentary Private Viewing ticket to The Other Art Fair.    
        
 Please click link to RSVP for FREE tickets using GreggChadwick as your private code - http://la.theotherartfair.com/rsvp    
                                                                      
This Private Viewing invitation provides access to the fair between Thursday March 15 - Sunday March 18. 

You must RSVP before March 15, 2018 to register for the Private View. 




The Other Art Fair 

at the Majestic Downtown
650 South Spring Street 
Los Angeles, 90014 


Gregg Chadwick
Skate Light
16"x20" oil on linen 2018





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