Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jaq Chartier

My friend Laurie (you may know her as LaLaLaurie and one of our kitty Maddie's foster mamas at the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee) tipped me off to the work of her friend, Jaq Chartier. She thought it would be right up my alley, and she was right:

From her representing gallery's website:

Jaq Chartier's paintings explore scientific methods through experimentation with paint and process. All of her works are "tests" to discover something about materials and what they do. Inspired in part by images of DNA gel electrophoresis, Chartier investigates the migration of various stains through layers of paint and acrylic gels.

I'm always interested in work that is a document of an experimental and methodical process (training as an art historian tends to clue you into these insights about your own tastes). In our business, Tony and I end up doing a lot of tests and samples with a huge variety of materials to achieve certain results with color and texture, so Jaq's work aligns with our professional interest, too.

See more of Jaq's work at her site, and thanks Laurie!

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