Danville Chadbourne: New Works

When:
March 3, 2018 @ 6:00 PM ā€“ 9:00 PM
2018-03-03T18:00:00-06:00
2018-03-03T21:00:00-06:00
Where:
REM Gallery
219 E Park Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
REM Gallery
210-224-1227

ARTIST STATEMENT
Essentially, my work is concerned with evoking spiritual or primal states. I use simple organic forms in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorical issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction, or existence itself. There is often an allusion to circumstance, contextual or ritual usage, and time, but in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way. The works seem interrelated, part of some culture with an elaborate but undefined mythological structure. Iā€™m interested in the intellectual speculation we make about other cultures, especially primitive or ancient ones, based on observation of their artifacts. My forms, materials, and processes imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time. Clay has associative power archeologically, responds well to the expressive needs of my ideas and is relatively permanent. Wood, stone, fiber, bone, and found objects also have connotative powers. This anthropological perception is a key issue in my work.

Image: Danville Chadbourne, Unexpected Marker on the Path of Impulse, acrylic on earthenware, 21″H x 12.5″W x 10″D, 2017