New work, and where to find it.

Happy Holidays! Here are images of some new paintings. Some of them are leaving the studio this month. Six pieces are headed out to galleries, and one has been accepted for exhibition in Surreal Salon 7. Here are the pieces leaving this week, and where you can find them:

 

Graphite Galleries:

the time of dreaming had come to an end / i can find my story in yours, acrylic on wood panel, 71x45, 2014

the days of dreaming had come to an end / i can find my story in yours, acrylic on wood panel, 71×45, 2014

conversely any potential difference will be immediately equalized, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45, 2014

conversely any potential difference will be immediately equalized, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45, 2014

do you like you? acrylic on wood panel, 35x45, 2014

do you like you? acrylic on wood panel, 35×45, 2014

 

Ann Connelly Fine Art:

i'm sorry, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

i’m sorry, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

in it everyone knows everyone else, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2013

in it everyone knows everyone else, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2013

at night he would park in the lot across the street and watch her rock their world to sleep, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

at night he would park in the lot across the street and watch her rock their world to sleep, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art (Jan. 4 -29):

nice is better than good, acrylic on wood panel, 35x23, 2014

nice is better than good, acrylic on wood panel, 35×23, 2014

My Studio:

i wanted to say what i hoped you'd say back, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

i wanted to say what i hoped you’d say back, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

echoes of the most distant objects, gouache on paper, 22x30, 2014

echoes of the most distant objects, gouache on paper, 22×30, 2014

You can find my work at Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, and The Agora Borealis in Shreveport.

spring is the time for birthing new art babies

Here’s the next show of my work:
The Bossier Arts Council, Boomtown Casino, and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to invite you to the next WAM event slated for Thursday, May 15th at 5:30pm. This quarterly event features wine and food pairings, music courtesy of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (Peter Haas, Dan Santelices, and Chris Reed), and visual art. Cost for entrance is $20 and the featured artist is Joshua Chambers. For more informaiton please visit the Bossier Arts Council website at http://www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.

2014-04-26 17.11.03

ink and gouache on cut paper, 4×6/12×12

 

I’ll post more images of the 28 new pieces on the website after the reception. Hope to see you there.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the 16 new pieces in production.

 

Menu

Vegetable Crudités Served w/Spicy Ranch Dip & Mozzarella, Basil, & Roma Tomato Bruschetta Paired w/Rogbert Goyette Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA

Assorted Fruit & Cheese Kabobs & Assorted Canapés Paired w/Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ

Mini Quiche Sun Dried Tomato & Smoked Chicken Cerviche Paired w/Peirano Estates Chardonnay, Lodi, CA

Grilled Mini Bacon Wrapped Scallops w/Roasted Corn Salsa Paired w/Christopher Michael Pinot Gris, Willamette, OR

Lasagna Cups Paired w/ Carpinetto Dogajolo Rosso, Tuscana, Italy

Prime Rib Carving Station Paired w/Stephen Vincent Cabernet, Central Coast, CA

Assorted Desserts w/Eberle Muscat Canelli, Paso Robles, CA

gesso. sand. gesso. sand. gesso . . .

The show at Graphite Gallery featuring the works of Joey Slaughter and myself opened yesterday. I think it went well. The gallery sold 4 of my pieces before the show opened, so that’s pretty cool. I’m not sure how long the work will be up, so if you’re in New Orleans you should take  a trip up Royal Street and check it out.

There are two juried exhibitions that I plan to enter soon: The Surreal Salon 5,  and The Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition. The Surreal Salon is hosted by The Baton Rouge Gallery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase show is hosted by Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. I was accepted into both shows the last time they went up, so here’s hoping for a second time.

The 17 new panels are still in the gesso stage, so it looks like I wont make my “30 paintings by the end of October” goal. Oh well. I still got a lot done.

#7 is done while #8 eagerly awaits

Good news! My car is back. Unfortunately, I think I got too cozy with the rental. Oh well, I’m glad to have my car back just the same. Even though the bill is settled with the mechanic, I’m still offering the sale on the older works that I listed in a former post. If you haven’t taken the time to look at which ones are on sale, I suggest you do so soon.

Although this week was terribly busy, I was able to finish two more 10×10’s:

what’s to keep it from drying up?
acrylic on panel 10×10 in

there was an eager, greedy, restless look in his eye

there was an eager, greedy, restless motion in the eye
acrylic on panel 10×10 in

These two put the total at 7 (9 if you count the ones already at Graphite Gallery still for sale). This leaves me only 25 more to go till I complete my goal.

Also coming up this week is the reception for the 25th Annual September Competition at the Alexandria Museum of Art. I’m happy to be participating in the exhibition again this year. I’ll post pictures of the reception next week.

Out with the Old . . .

Last week I told you that I was going to mark down some of my older work. I chose five and cut the price by 50%. I also sent out an early notification on my facebook page ( Joshua Chambers : Art) a couple of days before I posted the info on here. One has already sold. Here are the remaining four:

"wholesome made for stringy meat" 44x54 acrylic on canvas, originally $1200 - now $600

“wholesome made for stringy meat” 44×54 acrylic on canvas, originally $1200 – now $600
This painting was published in New American Paintings

"it's for my surprise" 44x54 acrylic on panel, was $1200 - now $600

“it’s for my surprise” 44×54 acrylic on panel, was $1200 – now $600
this painting was published in New American Paintings

"next time, you be Santiago"

“next time, you be Santiago” 35×47 acrylic on panel, was $900 – now $450

"it's the difference between schooling and shoaling"

“it’s the difference between schooling and shoaling” 35×45 acrylic on panel, was $900 – now $450

If you are interested in purchasing, please contact me by email through my website, or through my facebook page.

Now, for the step-by-step I promised you:

Once the vinyl is applied (see photo from last weeks post) each panel receives several transparent coats of color until the desired color is achieved.

vinyl lettering is then removed, and two or three more coats of paint go on in order to cover the white of the gesso. This gives the surface an embossed look.

next, a smaller version of the same text is applied to the panel, and the figures or scenes are drawn on top of and around the text. In this photo the drawing is complete and the painting was just started.

Once the drawing is done, the painting is then completed.

The final step is to remove the vinyl.

The final product results in a subtle inclusion of the text within the picture plane.