Dallas Art Fair

APRIL 4 - 7, 2024

Brackett Creek Exhibitions is pleased to present drawings by Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli and Matthew Chambers for the 16th edition of the Dallas Art Fair, taking place from April 4-7, 2024 at the Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201.

Herlihy-Paoli's drawings were made between 1981-1983, while she was living in Brooklyn, NY and traveling to Great Falls, MT. The works were inspired by the landscape and surroundings in both places, as well as Georges Seurat drawings that Herlihy-Paoli saw while working at the Metropolitan Museum. A pink pitcher on a ledge beneath a bronze pipe, the wheatfield horizon of central Montana, the onion domes of a Greek Orthodox church in Williamsburg, or high heels hanging on the “el” of a “Motel” neon sign are all fully considered—the works are as layered, dense, and composed as Herlihy-Paoli's paintings and she sees no distinction between the two mediums.

Chambers’ drawings were made in Bozeman, Montana and Boise, Idaho between 2022-2024. He has worked with various uses of drawing within the 18 x 24” scale for the past decade, across bookmaking, silk-screening, painting, and ultimately, stand-alone drawings. The drawings that have been bound as books act as a catalog for future works. As for silkscreen, the scale of 18 x 24” determines the screen size for printmaking, allowing for a direct translation from drawing to screen without changing the scale of the image. Drawings used as studies for paintings allow Chambers to bring marks, content, and decisions from one type of drawing to another. Painting marks enter drawings, drawing marks get used on paintings, marks originally meant or created for silkscreens eventually form drawings. The content, much like his paintings, borrows from high- and low-brow subject matter, as well as abstraction. Chambers focuses on simplified images and content that can be described easily, stripped of as much context as possible so they can be placed in groupings, like his paintings. Creating a rudimentary cinematic experience that can be reorganized time and time again.

Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli (b. 1956, grew up in Westport, CT) lives and works in Missoula, MT. 

Matthew Chambers (b. 1982, Boise, ID) lives and works in Bozeman, MT.

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Matthew Chambers
Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli