Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

"GARY CHAPMAN: Black And White Again," an exhibition of all black and white work produced over the past two years. The exhibition includes 108 Black Paintings and The COTA Project, 7 large and 2 small works from The CONSTRUCTIONS Series, and a trip-tych of Black Snow, from the Snow Flakes of War series. Exhibition runs from October 2 - November 10, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 10 from 5 - 7pm.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


"Berea College Alumni Exhibition," these two works have been delivered to Berea College Art Department for the Berea Alumni Exhibition. The show opens October 1 and will close with a Closing Reception on Friday, November 17 as part of the Berea College Homecoming Activities.

Sunday, September 10, 2017



"The HELMET Project," goes to the University of South Carolina, Sumter, University Gallery; Sumter, SC. September 22 through December. Reception Friday, September 22, 5:30 pm.

Monday, September 4, 2017



"Chapman Teaching Once Again At Arrowmont," CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing 2018.

Sunday, September 3, 2017



"Chapman's Work Included In The Exhibition MENAGERIE: Animal As Symbol" An Invitational Exhibition at Ground Floor Contemporary and Curated by Stacey Holloway. All work to be 10" x 10" or smaller.


LAND AND SEA, Ink on Yupo, Mounted to Wooden Panel with Charcoal and Found Objects. 10"h x 10"w, 2017.


"Chapman Teaching a 2-Day Workshop at The Huntsville Museum of Art" Chapman will be teaching a condensed version of his CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing workshop this September as part of The Huntsville Museum of Art's Master Workshop Series.


"Chapman Exhibits at The Union City Museum of Art" Chapman is to exhibit two paintings in the Invitational Exhibition, "Surrealist Apparatus", a group exhibition of painters from across the country.


"Chapman will be teaching a Charcoal Workshop at Space One Eleven" CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach to Drawing.

"Chapman's students massive collaborative drawing now permanently installed"

Professor Gary Chapman’s Intermediate Painting students have collaborated on a drawing installation titled MEMORY–FUTURE, now on view at the Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Oak Mountain State Park. The large-scale drawing, first created by the class for the one-night only Darwin Day exhibition in Project Space earlier this semester, illustrates Chimney Swift migration from natural habitats to urban, residential, and industrial chimneys. The drawing will remain on semi-permanent installation, where thousands of park visitors will learn about the plight of the Chimney Swift.
The drawing is composed of two panels. The larger panel represents a memory of what the Chimney Swift once knew as home; the smaller panel shows a manmade structure styled as a beacon of hope for the survival of Chimney Swifts.
Chimney Swifts provide great benefit to the ecosystem as they eat mosquitos help keep the insect population at bay. As the birds continue to lose habitat and are in danger, parks and individuals are now designing chimney-like structures with the sole purpose of accommodating flocks.
Participating students are: Elizabeth Choi, Patrick Collopy, Frances Drew, Tashee Dunsmore, Caroline Etheridge, Chelci Garrett, Caroline Gray, Ashley Humphries, Cima Khademi, Jacob King, Katie Lutz, Meghan Malone, Joni Moore, Caroline Smith, Emily Stroud, and Diane Tucker.


"Chapman's students create a massive collaborative drawing" UAB Magazine Fall 2017 article.

Link to UAB article

Saturday, July 16, 2016


"CHARCOAL At Arrowmont 2017" So happy to announce, I will be teaching again, the
CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Summer 2017,  July 16 - 22.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


"Architectural Lines: Charcoal Drawing Demo - Video" Arrowmont asked to visit my class to record one of the demos conducted in my "CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach to Drawing" at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft 2016. Here is an edited version.  That is now posted on Youtube.

CHARCOAL: Architectural Lines Demo 

Saturday, June 4, 2016




"108 Black Paintings and The COTA Project: A Lecture on The Cathartic Process" I have been invited to lecture at VCOM, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn, of Auburn University. The lecture is at noon on Friday, June 10th. I am also happy to announce that the Jule Collins Smith Museum will pull from their collection and have displayed, "Girl With Stick" in support of the lecture. I hope my friends in the Auburn area will consider coming to the lecture.

"CHARCOAL: A Painters Approach To Drawing" Here is a link to my Charcoal Drawing class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, June 12 - 18. A few seats left, LETS GET DIRTY!!!
If you can not join us, you can follow and see what we are doing at our facebook page

CHARCOAL at Arrowmont 2016


"108 Black Paintings and The COTA Project" Walnut Gallery; Gadsden, AL.
April 29 - June 24, 2016.



"ELECTRA: The Divinity of Light" My Electra painting is in this exhibition at the Alabama Power Archives Museum and will be up till August 19.



Saturday, April 5, 2014


"CHARCOAL: A Painters Approach To Drawing" Here is a link to my Charcoal Drawing class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, June 15 - 21. A few seats left, LETS GET DIRTY!!! Link

Thursday, March 27, 2014


"Figure50" Chapman has been chosen as the Figure50 representative for the state of Alabama. Figure50 is an online competition and website where one figurative artists is chosen from each of the 50 states. The site has a map of the United States and shows one work from each of the 50 artists and when you scroll over each state you see a select piece by the artist. You can then click on the state which is a direct link to the artist's personal web page. link

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"The HELMET Project catalog wins ADDY Awards" Congratulations Mike Riddle and Push Crank Press, The HELMET Project catalog has just won two ADDY Awards, A Golden Addy and Jurors Choice Awards!
"The Cancer Project" Artists Gary Chapman and Paul Ware are creating a collaborative art work for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the annual ArtBLINK Gala. Collaborative in the sense that not only have they come together to create the piece, but so have 100's of others in creating personalized tags honoring more than 4,500 people who have  been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Here is a link to CBS 42 coverage of the project. Video

Sunday, February 9, 2014


"Gary Chapman//Urban Painter" UAB Department of Art and Art History. One of several videos produced as part of the DAAH rebranding campaign. Video

Thursday, October 31, 2013

"ART OF MAN" Chapman's work has been selected for a feature article in the 15th Edition of the quarterly journal The Art of Man. You can purchase the magazine at your local bookstore or order a copy at this link. Art Of Man, Edition 15

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"REDEMPTION" Three of Chapman's larger works, "RE CREATION," "RE ENGAGE" and "AD VICE," have been curated into the Invitational Exhibition title REDEMPTION, at the Amelia Center Gallery of Gulf Coast State College. The exhibition will run from Nov 15 to Dec 5. Amelia Center Gallery

Sunday, October 6, 2013

NEWS

"Joan Micthell CALL Legacy Artist" Chapman has been named and awarded a Joan Mitchell CALL Legacy Artist by Space One Eleven. Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) is a program of the Joan Mitchell Foundation that provides support to visual artists in creating, through organizing and inventorying, comprehensive documentation of their artworks and careers. Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL 

NEWS

"Life During War Time" has been purchased for the permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art as the culmination of his recent two person show CONNECTIONS: Chapman - Sherer. This marks the 13th painting by Chapman to enter a museum collection.