SANDY CHISM

Sliver

March 6 – April 14, 2010

SANDY CHISM
Rumble, 2009
oil on panel
80 x 90 inches

SANDY CHISM
Out of Stillness, 2010
oil on panels
80 x 96 inches

SANDY CHISM
Tending, 2010
oil on panels
80 x 104 inches

SANDY CHISM
Multiply, 2009
acrylic on panel
80 x 36 inches

SANDY CHISM
Align, 2010
nickel plated tacks, galvanized steel on panel
80 x 18 inches

SANDY CHISM
Glide, 2009
acrylic on panel
80 x 18 inches

SANDY CHISM
Nodes, 2010
nickel plated tacks on steel
80 x 18 inches

SANDY CHISM
Pivot, 2010
nickel plated tacks on steel
80 x 18 inches

SANDY CHISM
Spin, 2010
steel on panel
80 x 18 inches

SANDY CHISM
Swing, 2010
steel on panel
80 x 18 inches

PRESS RELEASE ::: SANDY CHISM --- 'Sliver'

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is proud to announce, Sliver, a solo exhibition by painter SANDY CHISM. The exhibition opens on Saturday March 6, 2010 with an artist reception from 6 to 9 PM. 

Sliver will feature new paintings by Sandy Chism who is well-known for her beautifully ethereal paintings that embrace the concept of the juxtaposition of opposites. Her work often incorporates organically derived metaphors to describe the opposites in nature; the cycle of life and death, the single versus the multiple, the micro versus the macro. 



In her own words:



"These images of roller coasters, rocket trails and bees hover around the verge of change. Likewise, compositions and variations in the speed of working hinge on change. Both the process and the series vacillate between full and fast and then suddenly still and empty. Like the feeling you get in your chest when you swing too high, careening into space and then briefly, you_re just hanging there." 





Sliver by Sandy Chism opens on Saturday March 6, 2010 with an artist’s reception from 6 to 9 PM and will be on view through April 14, 2010 




SANDY CHISM is a Professor of Painting and Drawing in the Newcomb Department of Art at Tulane University. This is her fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. In 2000, a ten-year survey of her work was exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center, entitled Sandy Chism: A Survey and included paintings as well as large scaled mixed media installations. Her work is featured in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, the Claiborne Collection in Louisiana and Liquitex Paint. 



Ms. Chism's work has been reviewed in Art in America, The Times-Picayune, Gambit Weekly, Forum Magazine and the New Orleans Art Review.