Jaq Chartier "Slow Color"

Morgan Lehman Gallery

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Morgan Lehman Gallery presents "Slow Color," an exhibition of new works by Jaq Chartier.
The title "Slow Color" refers to Jaq Chartier's creative experience in her studio. Her signature works employ a formulation of intense, deeply saturated inks, stains and dyes developed to permeate pure white surfaces. Where traditional artist paints are formulated to be stable and controllable, stains are capricious and easily influenced by a number of factors. Even after years of study, Chartier remains intrigued by the underlying chemistries of these materials.
Each piece begins as an actual "test" to explore some aspect of her materials. Inspired in part by scientific images of gel electrophoresis, the paintings feature intimate views of materials, and document how they react to one another, to light, and to the passage of time. Some of the more complex paintings such as Large Spectrum Chart serve as reference guides in the studio, with many small notations written directly on the surface to help Chartier survey the actual data contained there. These notes are one of the physical forms that she uses to display the parallels in her work between scientific and artistic exploration.
[Image: Jaq Chartier (2011) "Density Tests 1" Acrylic, stains, paint on panel 30h x 24w in.]



from February 24, 2011 to April 02, 2011


Jaq Chartier

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