Villa Finale: Museum and Gardens Presents Exhibition of Outdoor Sculptures by San Antonio Artist Danville Chadbourne

March 7, 2019 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Villa Finale: Museum and Gardens
401 King William Street San Antonio
TX 78204
Farrah Varga
(210) 461-5447

In conjunction with San Antonio’s Contemporary Art Month, Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens is pleased to announce an exhibition of outdoor sculptures by San Antonio artist Danville Chadbourne, on their beautiful grounds in the heart of the King William Historic District. The exhibition opens March 7, 2019 with an Artist Reception from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will continue through May 24, viewable during Villa Finale’s normal business hours.

Featuring thirteen recently completed outdoor works, the exhibition emphasizes Chadbourne’s typical integration of organic and geometric forms, juxtaposing bold color and graphic imagery with the natural surface qualities of high-fire ceramic, stone, and bronze. Like monuments to poetic or abstract philosophical ideas, these works stand as elegant markers of both massive, grounded form and ephemeral, enigmatic gestures. Each work is a complete, self-contained sculptural idea that finds unexpected linkages and visual interactions with the natural and man-made environment, and with each other, establishing an aesthetic and metaphorical dialogue that engages the grounds, the architecture, and the viewer in both subtle and obvious ways.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

4:30PM – 7:30PM


Villa Finale: Museum and Gardens

401 King William Street

San Antonio, TX 78204


March 7 – May 24, 2019


Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am to 4:00pm


Danville Chadbourne was born in Bryan, Texas in 1949. He received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including over 100 one-person exhibitions. His works are included in numerous private and public collections, including the San Antonio Museum of Art, the McNay Art Museum, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University, and the Rockport Center for the Arts. Chadbourne has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, and The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2016). International residencies include ArtSpace India in Calcutta, India and Atelierhaus Hilmsen in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Chadbourne works in a range of materials and in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and artifact-like quality emerging from a very personal and consistent formal, aesthetic and philosophical sense. He has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979.

About Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens, the only site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Texas, provides public tours of the home, guided and self-guided, Tuesday through Saturday, as well as a variety of engaging programs and events created for audiences of all ages. Please visit the Villa Finale website at to learn more about our tours, programming, and membership options.