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Jaq Chartier
Hunting Color
New Paintings

September 1 - October 1, 2016

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Jaq Chartier is known for her rigorous Testing series, a continuing experimentation with paint and process that utilizes scientific methods. In Hunting Color, Chartier continues to develop her own custom formulas of deeply saturated inks, stains and dyes. Though paintings are often viewed as immutable, these materials interact on a microscopic level causing the colors to alter in intensity. Sometimes writing notes directly on the side of the paintings, Chartier tracks the reactions of the stains with the paint in each test. These notes are one of the physical manifestations that reflect the similarities between the scientific and artistic analyses that the artist engages. In this exhibition, Chartier works on a larger scale and continues her exploration of the phenomena of materials that also incorporates stylistic elements of the genres of color field painting, process art and minimalism.

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 are included in many public and private collections, including those of the Schwartz Art Collection at the Harvard Business School (Cambridge, MA), The Progressive Art Collection (Cleveland, OH), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA).

 



Exhibition Images


11 Lanes with Purple Blue
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on panel
2016
50 x 40 inches

 
 

Reddish Black #5 (Test)
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
12 x 12 inches

 
 

9 Lanes (New Test Colors)
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
20 x 24 inches

 
 

Green Studies
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
40 x 30 inches

 
 

Magenta/Green
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
30 x 40 inches

 
 

83 Colors (Lines)
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
40 x 50 inches

 
 

Fuchsias and Reds
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
80 x 50 inches

 
 

Small Study #2
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
12 x 12 inches

 
 

576 Variations
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on wood panel
2016
12 x 12 inches

 
 

Blues Chart (8 Whites)
acrylic, inks, stains and spray paint on panel
2016
30 x 40 inches

 
 

Green with Magentas (13 Lanes)
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on panel
2016
30 x 40 inches

 
 

Spectrum Chart (MROY)
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on panel
2016
40 x 61 inches

 
 

16 Variations (C. Pink Madder)
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on panel
2016
30 x 40 inches

 
 

Small Study #1
acrylic, inks, dyes, stains and spray paint on panel
2016
12 x 12 inches

 
 

 
 

 

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