the first paintings of 2017

January is almost over, and I have three new paintings to show you.

an intimacy from which they never recovered / tell me i'm pretty, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

an intimacy from which they never recovered / tell me i’m pretty, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

life had hunted him for quite a while / hold me, but keep your distance, acrylic on wood panel, 60x45

life had hunted him for quite a while / hold me, but keep your distance, acrylic on wood panel, 60×45

being understood and understanding someone else / there is more hat he is more than sorry for, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

being understood and understanding someone else / there is more that he is more than sorry for, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

Graphite Galleries in New Orleans will host the first scheduled exhibition of my new work sometime between the end of March and the beginning of April. Keep your eyes peeled for more information as the date approaches.

Where to see my work in person:

Graphite Galleries, New Orleans

Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge

Agora Borealis, Shreveport

My studio, Bossier City 

new website! www.joshuachambers.net

www.joshuachambers.net

I launched a brand new website that is super mobile friendly! You can now see prices and info for each painting by touching the image you are interested in while browsing on your mobile device. To make this change, I had to make a slight change to the domain name: the new web address is www.joshuachambers.net. Along with the change in the domain name, my email address has changed as well: jchambersartist@gmail.com.

Come check out the new site, www.joshuachambers.net,  and send me an email at jchambersartist@gmail.com

new paintings

It’s October and both of the exhibitions my paintings were in have come to an end. The Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and Art Melt at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge were well attended and filled with an impressive collection of Louisiana artists.

I’ve included images of a few newly completed pieces, including a small diptych. More information will appear on my website.

Be on the lookout for upcoming exhibitions and more new pieces. You can subscribe to my blog, email list, or just bookmark my web page.

new work, new show

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on paper on wood panel, 38×38

The piece above will be on exhibit at Kai Lin Art in Atlanta, Georgia until May 14th. It’s part of The New South : Juried Works on Paper Art Exhibition. With 200+ artists submitting over 1,000 artworks, The New South features 69 national artists (and one from Sweden) each exploring the contemporary Southern experience through the versatile and dynamic medium of paper. Kai Lin Gallery was selected by internationally renowned Wallpaper*Magazine as one of Atlanta’s Top 50 Cultural Destinations, chosen as a top 5 gallery in Atlanta by Haute Living, voted Best Gallery in Atlanta by JEZEBEL Magazine, Best Gallery by Georgia Voice 2011 and 2013, and Best Gallery by Fenuxe MagazineKai Lin Art is the only local contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta.

Last week I sent several new pieces to Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana. There’s a great review of the gallery and interview with Taylor Lyon (gallery owner) in April’s issue of St. Charles Avenue. If you’re headed to Jazz Fest, be sure to stop by the gallery.

Georgia / Louisiana

LaGrange Art Museum: First LaGrange Southeast Regional

Opening Reception: February 19, 7-9pm

all the while working himself tighter into life's snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

The 1st LaGrange Southeast Regional features an extraordinary, rich body of art work selected from over 450 works submitted by almost 15o artists representing the twelve-state Southeastern united States. It celebrates the rich legacy of talent within our region, provides its citizens access to current artistic practice, and offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities.

The Art Museum collects and presents contemporary art by emerging and established artists with an emphasis on regional artists as well as outsider and folk artists from the lower Chattahoochee Trace: The Regional affords the LaGrange Art Museum a means for increasing its permanent holdings though Purchase Awards.

 

Masur Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions and Favorites

July 15, 2015 – February 20, 2016

This exhibition will highlight recent acquisitions and favorites from the Masur Museum of Art’s permanent collection. While specifically outlining our collecting habits, it will also deal with broad artistic and historic trends, as well as those in the American South.

Recent Acquisitions & Favorites will feature work by Ron Adams, Robin Bernat, John James Audubon, Richard Buswell, Mary Cassatt, Joshua Chambers, Clyde Connell, Samuel Corso, Salvador Dali, Bruce Davidson, Alexander Drysdale, Jenny Ellerbe, Michael Elliot-Smith, Frank Hamrick, Thomas Hart Benton, Albino Hinojosa, Damien Hirst, Jim Isermann, Peter Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Eugene Martin, Robert Motherwell, Greely Myatt, Ed Pinkston, Alberto Rey, Auguste Rodin, George Rodrigue, Vitus Shell, Ann Shields, Julian Stanczak, Bill Viola, Bob Ward, Douglas Weathersby, and others.

me standing next to my painting: "a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him"

me standing next to my painting: “a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him”

I finally had the chance to visit the Masur and see my work on the wall. It’s great to be included in a permanent collection with so many great artists. As a kid, I imagined that the only way my work would be under the same roof as Dali, Rodin, Motherwell, or Hirst was to get mega rich and form my own awesome collection. Of course, my wife made me take a picture:

 

 

 

Other places to see (or purchase) my work: Graphite Galleries, Ann Connelly Fine Art, The Agora Borealis.

Between my last update and now I finished a few more pieces on paper, mounted them to wood panels, sent a few down to Graphite Galleries in New Orleans and delivered a couple to collectors.

Here’s an example of one mounted to a wood panel:

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do we need to continue to have this conversation? gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

If you’re in New Orleans, you can pick one of these up at Graphite Galleries:

what did you expect?, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12x11

what else did you expect?, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

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he considered it a failure in his own sight that he had never seen a ghost, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

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hell is reassuring, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

 

i keep thinking about stockholm syndrome, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12x11

i keep thinking about stockholm syndrome, gouache on paper on wood panel, 12×11

If you’re in Dayton, Ohio, you can see these two pieces in person during the month on November at the Telling Tales exhibition:

because i'm so happy for you, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

because i’m so happy for you, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

 

i just can't keep up with who all has died, acrylic on wood panel, 23x23

i just can’t keep up with who all has died, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23

And if you’re in Shreveport, you can stop by The Agora Borealis and take a look at these three:

let's go up to the mountains or down to the seas, ink and gouache on paper, 22x30

let’s go up to the mountains or down to the seas, ink and gouache on paper, 22×30

 

consistency and conformity, acrylic on wood panel, 15x23

consistency and conformity, acrylic on wood panel, 15×23

 

i'm alone, and i'm right, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

i’m alone, and i’m right, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

 

Be sure to visit my website for more info on these and any other pieces in which you might be interested.

100% Cotton Rag

A couple of weeks ago I dug into my stash of paper, I pulled out my tubes of gouache and started on a series of small paintings (11×12). I’m going to mount them to wood panels so they can hang as is, or framed. Here are the first 5 of 12:

she meant more than he understood and was less than capable of showing, gouache on paper, 11x12

she meant more than he understood and was less than capable of showing it, gouache on paper, 11×12

 

she shared his feelings too much and too often, gouache on paper, 11x12

she shared his feelings too much and too often, gouache on paper, 11×12

 

he saw it as a failure in his own sight that he had never seen a ghost, gouache on paper, 12x11

it struck him as a failure in his own sight that he had never seen a ghost, gouache on paper, 12×11

 

someone should really tell her, gouache on paper, 12x11

someone should really tell her, gouache on paper, 12×11

 

hell is reassuring, gouache on paper, 12x11

hell is reassuring, gouache on paper, 12×11

I’ve added them to the website so you can check price and availability  if you’re interested.

Be sure to take a look at my paintings  in person if you’re ever in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Monroe, or Shreveport.

a permanent public home

I’m happy to announce that the Masur Museum of Art recently purchased for their permanent collection “a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him” 

a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him, acrylic on wood panel, 23x23, 2015

a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23, 2015

It is part of the “Recent Acquisitions & Favorites” exhibition (July 15 – February 20). The exhibition includes art by Ron Adams, Robin Bernat, John James Audubon, Richard Buswell, Mary Cassatt, Joshua Chambers, Clyde Connell, Samuel Corso, Salvador Dali, Bruce Davidson, Alexander Drysdale, Jenny Ellerbe, Michael Elliot-Smith, Frank Hamrick, Albino Hinojosa, Jim Isermann, Peter Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Eugene Martin, Robert Motherwell, Greely Myatt, Ed Pinkston, Alberto Rey, George Rodrigue, Vitus Shell, Ann Shields, Julian Stanczak, Bill Viola, Bob Ward, Douglas Weathersby, and others.

A small exhibition of some my newest work will be on display in Bossier City at the Donna Service Gallery. The show will run September 16 – October 28 with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Be sure to drop by the Donna Service Gallery, Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111. Normal Gallery Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47x35

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47×35

 

Remember to check out these places as well:

The Agora Borealis: Shreveport, LA

Ann Connelly Fine Art: Baton Rouge, LA

Graphite Galleries: New Orleans, LA

just a stone’s throw away

I have work on the walls of four different places during the month of August, and one of them is probably close to you or someone you know:

Ro2 (Dallas, TX): Chaos!!! 2015, Ro2 Third Annual Small Works Show. The opening reception is August 1, 7-10 pm. The show runs August 1-September 12.

Graphite Galleries (New Orleans, LA): Dirty Linen Night, new work from Joshua Chambers and Matthew Hance Saturday, August 8.

Ann Connelly Fine Art (Baton Rouge, LA): Summer Splash Exhibition Featuring Local and Emerging Artists. Show runs through August.

Capitol Park Museum (Baton Rouge, LA): Art Melt 2015

Agora Borealis (Shreveport, LA): new stock of cut paper pieces.

New work will be added to my website soon so keep your ear to the ground for that.

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47x35

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47×35

 

13 new pieces

I have thirteen new paintings hanging in the LSMSA Gallery in Natchidoches, Louisiana. The show will run through April and end with a closing reception on April 29 from 6-7:30. Normal gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10am-3pm and by appointment. Here are the pieces that are on display:

so increased by special means that it can be used, acrylic on wood panel, 30x23

so increased by special means that it can be used, acrylic on wood panel, 30×23

love is real, so is loneliness, acrylic on wood panel, 23x30

love is real, so is loneliness, acrylic on wood panel, 23×30

the mysterious excitement that comes at the changing of the seasons, acrylic on wood panel, 19x38

the mysterious excitement that comes at the changing of the seasons, acrylic on wood panel, 19×38

they are repeatedly captured and released again, acrylic on wood panel, 27x58

they are repeatedly captured and released again, acrylic on wood panel, 27×58

while the field strength continuously decreases, acrylic on wood panel, 34x47

while the field strength continuously decreases, acrylic on wood panel, 34×47

a pleasant light which produces only soft shadows, acrylic on wood panel, 45x35

a pleasant light which produces only soft shadows, acrylic on wood panel, 45×35

it seems to get more and more difficult, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

it seems to get more and more difficult, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

a succession of impulses following one another at such brief intervals, acrylic on wood panel, 47x37

a succession of impulses following one another at such brief intervals, acrylic on wood panel, 47×37

all the while working himself tighter into life's snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

at that moment I realized my time had passed, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

at that moment I realized my time had passed, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

you don't act like you like it, acrylic on wood panel, 60x30in

you don’t act like you like it, acrylic on wood panel, 60x30in

 

Visit my website for more info, including prices of the works (flash only). Simply drag the cursor over the image and a little info box will pop up.

LSMSA has a great art program with two cool teachers Chris King and Amanda Roe (you should click on their names and check out their websites)