"Cinema of Time" Featuring Gregg Chadwick Opens July 12th at Upper West Restaurant!

Upper West Restaurant Showcases the Work of Gregg Chadwick Sunday, July 12th!

Scarlet Shadow 80"x80" oil on linen, 2011

The art of Gregg Chadwick will be showcased in a solo exhibition on at Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica. The popular restaurant hosts eclectic art receptions on a consistent basis.

A dedicated painter, this past May 2015 marked the eleven-year anniversary at the Santa Monica Art Studios at the Santa Monica Airport. "I have put roots down here and find constant inspiration in the life and light of Venice, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles," said Chadwick. "The mixing of cultures and ideas in this city lifts my spirit in profound ways."

He will be showing an eclectic group of paintings on linen…artworks from several series. One such painting is entitled Empire State.

Here’s what inspired the Empire State painting...as told by Gregg Chadwick.

“’Empire State’ is set in Grand Central Station in New York City. By layering paint upon paint, I build an artwork through a succession of present moments in time that often combine in unforeseen patterns. A viewer recently remarked that my paintings resemble 'time travel where the molecules are not quite sure where they belong.' This visual conundrum plays with the proposition of many quantum physicists that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality. My grandfather was a train engineer in the Northeast and for years worked for the Jersey Central Line. Rail travel for me carries a deeply personal family connection that seems to merge into the paint layers.”

Empire State 72"x36" oil on linen, 2013

For the past few years, Chadwick has been invited to speak at UCLA, Monterey Peninsula College, the Esalen Institute, the World Views forum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Categorically Not, (a monthly forum that considers the arts and science). He will also be speaking about Art and Social Justice at The Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California in November 2015.

Check out Gregg Chadwick’s website at http://www.greggchadwick.com/

The opening reception will be held on Sunday, July 12th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Upper West located at 3321 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. The art will remain on view through September. http://www.theupperwest.com/

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