DANVILLE CHADBOURNE: NEW WORKS
AN EXHIBITION OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORKS BY DANVILLE CHADBOURNE
DANVILLE CHADBOURNE: NEW WORKS, features tactile manifestations of an inward-delving and upward-reaching life force in the form of indoor and outdoor three-dimensional works, wall-
mounted and table-top pieces, as well as floor and suspended sculptures. The works invite us into a shared mythology that is ancient, humanistic, and universal, growing out of a studio process that incorporates an endless series of improvisational moments and mirrors Chadbourne’s life philosophy—fully present discovery informed by objects, colors, patterns, textures, shapes, forms, experiences and ideas.
The exhibition is in conjunction with Wine, Dine, and Stay Retreat with artist Danville Chadbourne at Hotel Giles, featuring chef Jared Campbell, and wine from Ursa Vineyards. You're invited for a memorable retreat at Hotel Giles—an evening that includes a 5-course chef-prepared meal, paired complimentary wines, and an immersive artist talk/exhibit tour with Texas sculptor Danville Chadbourne and his enchanting partner, Diana Roberts.
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. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne left teaching in 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including well over 100 one-person exhibitions, and his work is included in numerous private and public collections. Over the years he has created a complex body of both two- and three-dimensional work unified by a primal iconography and artifact-like quality emerging from a very personal and consistent formal, aesthetic and philosophical sense. He lives with his partner, Diana Roberts, in San Antonio, Texas.
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Exhibition Dates | Oct 22 - Dec 31, 2022
Opening Reception | Saturday, October 22 – 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Wine, Dine, and Stay Retreat | Thursday, November 10-11, 2022
The exhibition and Opening Reception, will be held at the Studio Comfort Texas ART GALLERY, located at 716 High Street in Comfort, Texas
The Wine, Dine, and Stay Retreat will be held at HOTEL GILES, located at 717 High Street, Comfort, TX 78013
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
"Essentially, my work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states, using simple organic forms, often in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorically primary issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction or even existence. Frequently there is an allusion to circumstance, contextual usage, and time as a condition of the work, but it appears in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way, never specific or obvious. I have chosen by personal evolution to use forms and images that appear to be part of some culture with an elaborate mythological structure, never quite defined, but evidently interrelated. I am concerned with the intellectual speculation that we make regarding other cultures, especially primitive or ancient ones based on our observation of their artifacts. This anthropological perception is a key issue in my work.
"Formally, I use relatively simple sculptural images, sometimes static, like monuments, other times active, dynamic forms that suggest some usage, often ritualistic. I also tend to use materials and processes that imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time. Clay has the most associative power in archeological terms and easily responds to the expressive needs of my ideas as well as being rather permanent and durable. Wood, stone, fiber, bone, and some found objects also work effectively as materials charged with connotative powers in this context. Hopefully each element, as well as the whole body of work, contributes tot he total effect of rediscovering an artifact that is evidently outside of our culture at one level, but reflects a kind of universal human consciousness and ultimately stimulates the perception of our own personal existence."
— Danville Chadbourne
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. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne quit teaching 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including over 100 one-person exhibitions. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, and was featured in the November 2010 issue of Sculpture Magazine, and in the February 2010 and January 2006 issues of Ceramics Monthly.
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.