Jaq Chartier
Ultra Marine
New Paintings and Drawings About the Sea

May 2 - June 1, 2013

Jaq Chartier
Ultra Marine, Jaq Chartier’s new abstract paintings, are meditations on the sea and creatures living in coral reefs, with climate change as her subtext. Known for her rigorous Testing series, which explores scientific methods through experimentation with paint and process, Chartier has found an alternate body of work slowly coalescing in her studio over the past few years. This work springs from her interest in landscape, the natural sciences (especially biology), maps of the earth, weather and storms. Chartier finds visual and investigative connections in the early cyanotypes of British algae and seaweed by mid-nineteenth century artist Anna Atkins, who was an early photographer and botanist. She has continued developing her own custom formulas of deeply saturated inks, stains and dyes for use in these paintings and drawings. As such, the work remains connected to her continued exploration of the phenomena of materials, and incorporates elements of nineteenth-century art & science, color field painting, process art, and minimalism.

Jaq Chartier received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) and her MFA at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). She has exhibited nationwide at such venues as the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (San Jose, CA), Zentrum Paul Klee (Bern, Switzerland), Kunst-Museum Ahlen (Ahlen, Germany), Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California (Berkeley, CA), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), and Bellevue Art Museum (Bellevue, WA) Her works is included in many public and private collections, including those of the Schwartz Art Collection at Harvard Business School (Cambridge, MA), The Progressive Art Collection (Cleveland, OH), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA).

Exhibition Images

Bloom
Bloom
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
40 x 50 inches

  Dispersion
Dispersion
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
6 x 6 inches

  Surge
Surge
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
10 x 8 inches

 
Ripples

  Brain Coral
Brain Coral
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
16 x 16 inches

  Blue Coral Fragment
Blue Coral Fragment
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
8.25 x 10 inches

  Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
24 x 30 inches

  Antartica
Antartica
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
20 x 24 inches

  Submersion
Submersion
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
42 x 32 inches

  Floaters
Floaters
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
32 x 44 inches

  Coralline (bleaching)
Coralline (bleaching)
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
28 x 36 inches

  Blue Polypus
Blue Polypus
acrylic, stains and spray paint on wood panel
16 x 16 inches

  Drawing 1
Drawing 1
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
23 x 19.25 inches

 
Drawing 26
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 25
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 24
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 23
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 22
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 21
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 20
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 19
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 18
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 17
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 16
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 15
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 14
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 13
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 12
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
10.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 11
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
9.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 10
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
12.75 x 9.75 inches

 
Drawing 9
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
9.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 8
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
9.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 7
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
9.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 6
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
9.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 5
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
9.75 x 12.75 inches

 
Drawing 4
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
8.5 x 11.25 inches

 
Drawing 3
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
9.75 x 12.75 inches

  Drawing 2
Drawing 2
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
8.5 x 11.25 inches

  Blue Coral Fragment
Blue Coral Fragment
stains and phosphorescent medium on paper
8.25 x 10 inches