2020 Past Exhibits

Chandler Gallery Current Exhibit

Chandler Gallery Current Exhibit

March 09 - March 27, 2020

The heart of “If You’re a Chair, I’m a Chair,” the latest show at the Chandler Gallery, is a sculpture made of two antique wooden chairs. After cutting them down on their inner sides, artist Hilary Tait Norod bound them together with many layers of different materials, such as yarn, rope and scraps of wood, “to unite them as one.” The once-separate pieces became more than just a loveseat, but a representation of the artist’s marriage.

In her exhibition, which also includes painted mirrors and canvasses, Tait Norod set out to “explore the romantic tension of a loving relationship with an autobiographical and feminist lens.” It’s both about her own relationship as well as “gender roles and familial and societal expectations of partnership.”

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Dissipate.Disappear.Dispel – Deborah Davidson

Dissipate.Disappear.Dispel – Deborah Davidson

February 03 - February 28, 2020

Deborah Davidson blurs the line between art and magic. In the same way magicians use sleight of hand or illusions to make the impossible seem real, so too does “Dissipate. Disappear. Dispel,” Davidson’s upcoming exhibition at the Chandler Gallery. Her arrangement of black columns and line drawings sounds simple and may be minimalist in principle but, when put together, present more than what initially meets the eye.

To execute her vision, Davidson painted columns black and bisected them with fluorescent orange and red, making sections of them appear as if they’re floating. She surrounded these columns with her drawings: a series of many fine, differently colored lines all grouped closely together.

Davidson explained that the essence of the show is the contrast between the tangible and intangible, the permanent and the fading. The columns, she explained, “assert themselves and cannot vanish unless removed or degraded in some way,” while the drawings represent the act of disappearing or “things ending.”

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Drawn from Within 2020

Drawn from Within 2020

January 06 - January 24, 2020

“Drawn From Within” is a group show featuring a rather unusual group. Group shows often display the work of contest winners or artists represented by a single gallery, but the common thread that bonds these exhibition participants is their connection to a neighborhood non-profit. The Agassiz Baldwin Community is mounting its fifth annual all-agency exhibition in which employees—including teachers, accountants, administrative assistants, program directors and professional artists—display their artistic endeavors.

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