Phenomena Of Paint Opening Reception At Next Gallery.

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Cedric Chambers and Dagmar Nickerson present "A portrait of the artist as a young dog" and the "Phenomena of Paint", opening reception at Next Gallery! Join us for an evening of fun and art. This First Friday event is held in the Navajo Arts district during Denver Arts week. Free and open to the public.

DENVER, CO. - November 4, 2016 at 6pm, NEXT Art Gallery is proud to present Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, a series of L’pour L’art oil paintings by Cedric Chambers.

Since his last exhibition Portraits of Frequency with local artists Detour Evans and Dunn the Signtologist; Cedric Chambers has drifted away from figurative oil painting to canine oil painting. His latest body of artwork focuses on his Instagram famous dog, Coco the Greyhound. The exhibition begins on November 4th and runs through November 20th, with the opening reception on Friday, November 4th, from 6-9 p.m with a guest performance by harpist Maria O'Bryan. Many of the works in this exhibition are canine-based oil paintings, a genre in which Chambers has been studying.

When asked if Coco the Greyhound would be attending the opening reception, Chambers replied, “I’ve been talking to Coco’s agent and he has confirmed that Coco will be making a guest appearance. Unfortunately Coco cannot be at the gallery during the entire show period. During the remainder of the show period her presence will be felt by a life-sized cardboard cutout”.

Chambers considers himself to be an American Stuckist. Chambers has chosen to paint portraits of his dog for his first solo exhibition to contrast the all-too-serious elements of the modern art world. In a quote the artist said, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog is a collection of short stories by Dylan Thomas making fun of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”

Chambers states in the accompanying show catalog that art should be a genuine embodiment of the Zeitgeist, a Hegelian word for “spirit of the time”. As a Colorado resident who drives a Subaru, Chambers believes that his passion to paint portraits of his dog Coco is a genuine expression of Colorado Culture. Where residents are known to obsess over their dogs.
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By: Cedric Chambers