Danville Chadbourne

RECENT WORKS EXHIBITION 2017

CATALOG

Danville Chadbourne was born in Bryan, Texas in 1949. He received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne quit teaching 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including more than 60 one-person exhibitions. His work is included in numerous private and public collections.

 

Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Chadbourne works in a range of materials and in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and artifact-like quality emerging from a very personal and consistent formal, aesthetic and philosophical sense. He has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979.

"Essentially, my work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states, using simple organic forms, often in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorically primary issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction or even existence. Frequently there is an allusion to circumstance, contextual usage, and time as a condition of the work, but it appears in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way, never specific or obvious.  I have chosen by personal evolution to use forms and images that appear to be part of some culture with an elaborate mythological structure, never quite defined, but evidently interrelated.  I am concerned with the intellectual speculation that we make regarding other cultures, especially primitive or ancient ones based on our observation of their artifacts.  This anthropological perception is a key issue in my work.

 

Formally, I use relatively simple sculptural images, sometimes static like monuments, other times active, dynamic forms that suggest some usage, often ritualistic.  I also tend to use materials and processes that imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time.  Clay has the most associative power in archeological terms and easily responds to the expressive needs of my ideas as well as being rather permanent and durable.  Wood, stone, fiber, bone, and some found objects also work effectively as materials charged with connotative powers in this context.  Hopefully, each element, as well as the whole body of work, contributes to the total effect of rediscovering an artifact that is evidently outside of our culture at one level, but reflects a kind of universal human consciousness and ultimately stimulates the perception of our own personal existence." -Danville Chadbourne

born Bryan, Texas 1949

BFA  1971 Sam Houston State University

MFA 1973 Texas Tech University

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
The Gallery at Vaudeville, Fredericksburg, Texas
Center for Contemporary Art, Abilene, Texas
Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas
REM Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
McMurry University, Abilene, Texas

2015Musical Bridges Around the World Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
“Sculpture and Paintings”, Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio, Texas
Gallery 193, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
The Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas (catalogue)
“Retrospective Part 3: Ceramic Vessels 1970-2013”, Say Si, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)

2014 Recent Works, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, Texas
Paintings and Sculptures, UAC Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston Baptist College, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

2013 West Texas Triangle 2013: Danville Chadbourne (WTT catalogue) (Retrospective catalogue)
The Grace Museum, Abilene;  Old Jail Art Center, Albany; Ellen Noël Art Museum, Odessa; Museum of the Southwest, Midland; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts: Retrospective Part 3: Ceramic Vessels 1970-2013
Artspace 111, Ft. Worth, Texas
Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, Texas
St. Charles Gallery, Rockport, Texas

2012 Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas
Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Lakeview Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas

2011St. Charles Gallery, Rockport, Texas

2010“Retrospective Part 1: Artist’s Collection 1980-2009”, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA),
Lubbock, Texas (catalogue)
“Retrospective Part 2: Artist’s Collection, Wood Reliefs 1980-1999”, Bihl Haus Arts,
San Antonio, Texa(catalogue)
Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas
St. Charles Gallery, Rockport, Texas

2009Kirchman Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
“Retrospective Part 1: Artist’s Collection 1980-2009”, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center,
San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)

2008Lonestar College Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas
St. Charles Gallery, Rockport, Texas

2007Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, Texas
Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Art Space India, Kolkata, India (catalogue)

2006Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
Galvan House, Corpus Christi, Texas
Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, Texas

2005Airport Art Spaces, San Antonio, Texas
Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, Texas

2004St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas

2003Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas (catalogue)
Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas
Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas

2002Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas
Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas

2001Finesilver Block, San Antonio, Texas
Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2000San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas

1998Instituto Cultural Mexicano, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)

1997Michael Zarou Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Local Color Gallery, College Station, Texas
Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts

1996The Artists' Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Art League, Artist of the Year, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)
Midland College, Midland, Texas

1995Parchman Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, Texas
Bee County College, Beeville, Texas
Judy Youens Gallery, Houston, Texas

1994The Art Center, Waco, Texas (catalogue)
Moody Library, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

1993Peyton-Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Gallery at Los Patios, San Antonio, Texas

1991 Tarrant County Junior College, Fort Worth, Texas

1990Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
North Harris County College, Houston, Texas

1989Read-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

1988Sweetbriar College, Sweetbriar, Virginia
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Bright Shawl Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

1986Wallace-Wentworth Gallery, Washington, D. C.
Jim Cotter Gallery, Vail, Colorado

1985Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas
St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas

1984Wallace-Wentworth Gallery, Washington, D. C. (catalogue)
Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas
Carver Community Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas
University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, Texas

1982Objects Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
The Artisan Gallery, Wilmette, Illinois

1981Front Room Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas

1980St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas

1979Front Room Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

1977"Relics", Mind's Eye Gallery, Houston, Texas

1976"Virgin Wings", Southwest Craft Center Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

1975"Snow on the Mountain of Sen", Olla Pod Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1974"Lizard Wheels", Uptown Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"Bones of the Wizard", Olla Pod Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1973"Whisper Snakes of Yesteryear", Southwest Craft Center Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016“Structure and Change”, deadWEST, Ft. Worth, Texas
“Somewhere in the Dark”, ART7 Gallery, Ft. Worth Arts Council, Ft. Worth, Texas
Third Annual Regional Juried ExhibitionArtspace111, Ft. Worth, Texas  JurorEric M. Lee
Art on Henderson Outdoor Sculpture Biennial Exhibition, Dallas, Texas
“Greatest Hits” Gallery Artist Group Show, Artspace111, Ft. Worth, Texas
“Architectural Influence”, ART7 Gallery, Ft. Worth Arts Council, Ft. Worth, Texas
“Nature’s First Green is Gold: American Landscapes”, Artspace 111, Ft. Worth, Texas
50th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi Texas

201549th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi Texas
Fourth Annual Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,
San Angelo, Texas (2nd Prize)     Juror: Jim Edwards

2014 Third Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
“Craft Texas 2014”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas
“Texas Sculpture Group 2014: A Panoramic View”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
33rd Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, McMurry University, Abilene, Texas
2014 Six Pack Show, Texas Clay Arts Association, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas
84th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
“In Space” Texas Sculpture Group Members Exhibition, Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas

2013 “Strange Affinities: Danville Chadbourne and John Mattson”, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus
Christi, Texas, curated by Diana Roberts (catalogue)
Second Annual Salmon Sculpture Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas
“in-DEPTH: Texas Sculpture Group Member Exhibition”, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas
“Summer Breeze: Danville Chadbourne, Mark Perry, Alex Shinohara”, Zoya Tommy Contemporary,
Houston, Texas
2013 Six Pack Show, Texas Clay Arts Association, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, Texas
“15 Artists”, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas
NCECA: Outdoor Installation Invitational, Lone Star College – North Harris, Houston, Texas

         “Art in the Garden 2013” curated by Richard Hunt. San Antonio Botanical Garden with Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

         83rd Annual Artist’s Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas

         47th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi Texas

2012 First Annual Salmon Sculpture Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas

         “Craft Texas 2012”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas
82nd Annual Artist’s Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas

         46th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi Texas

         “A Century of Art: SAALM Permanent Collection”, San Antonio Art League Museum

2011Sculptor’s Network of Texas Symposium 2011, University of Texas Tyler, Tyler, Texas

         “The New Old San Antonio: Tales from the Little Big Town”, Lawrence Art Center,
Lawrence, Kansas
7th Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas
“10 Years”, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas
Invitational Ceramic Tile Exhibition, Sul Ross University, Alpine, Texas and San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
“Sculpture Inside Outside”, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Ft. Worth, Texas
2011 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, Texas
81st Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
9th Annual Sculptor’s Dominion Invitational, San Antonio, Texas

2010“100 American Ceramics from the Collection of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts”, Art Museum of South
Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
“The Gallery Twelve”, Galeria Ortiz Contemporary, San Antonio, Texas
2010 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, Texas
18th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas
80th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
8th Annual Sculptor’s Dominion Invitational, San Antonio, Texas

2009“New Year New Art”, HCG Gallery, Dallas Texas
“Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, Texas
7
th Annual Sculptor’s Dominion Invitational, San Antonio, Texas
79
th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2009 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, Texas
Artspace 111, Ft. Worth, Texas
Sculptors Network of Texas Symposium 2009, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

2008“Postmodern Primitives”, HCG Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“Craft Texas 2008”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas
6th Annual Sculptor’s Dominion Invitational, San Antonio, Texas
“Sculpture in the Wild”, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas
17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
“Out of Lubbock: 40th Anniversary Invitational Alumni Exhibition”, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
78th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas

2007“True to Form & Form Follows” and “The Larger Perspective”, Sculpture Network of Texas 2007 Sculpture Symposium,
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
“Texas Uprising”, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas
5th Annual Sculptor’s Dominion Invitational, San Antonio, Texas

2006Two Person Exhibition, St. Charles Gallery, Rockport, Texas
4th  Annual Sculptors’ Dominion Invitational, San Antonio, Texas
76th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas (Patron Award)

2005Waco National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition 2005, Waco, Texas
“The Blue Star 20 Show”, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas
3rd Annual Sculptors’ Domininion Invitational, San Antonio, Texas
“State of Texas – Clay”, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

2004“Craft Houston 2004: Texas”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas
“The Fine Art of Ceramics”, Guadalupe Arts Center, Austin, Texas
2nd Annual Sculptors’ Dominion Invitational, Texas Society of Sculptors, San Antonio, Texas
“Texas Uprising – Indoor & Outdoor Sculpture”, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center , San Antonio, Texas

2003Sculptors Dominion Invitational, Texas Society of Sculptors, San Antonio, Texas
73rd Annual Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas (Patron Award)

2002Oso Bay Biennial XII, Three Person Exhibition, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
72nd Annual Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas (Sponsors Award)

2000"Earth & Fire: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture", San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
”Visions from the Vault:  Contemporary Selections”, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas

1999"Third Coast / Art '99", Bergin-Gambill Gallery, Rockport, Texas

1998"Transformation", Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)
"Bucking the Texas Myth III", Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas (catalogue)
"Homecoming", Landmark Arts, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
68th Annual Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas, Sponsors Award

1997"Simple Materials", Three Person Exhibition, Duracell Corporate Gallery, Bethel, Connecticut
"Ceramic Sculpture", Rebarn Center for Spirituality and Art, San Antonio, Texas

1995"The State of the State", San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
"Wood Works", Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
PASO '95 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, Texas
"Now and Then:  Ten Years Later", Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

1994"In Wood", Martin-Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Jansen-Perez Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
PASO '94 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, Texas

1993"Senses Beyond Sight", D-Art Visual Art Center , Dallas , Texas; Grace Cultural Center, Abilene, Texas (catalogue)

1992Three Person Exhibition, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Two Person Exhibition, Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1991Austin Annual '91, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
Peyton-Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1990"The Cross", Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas

1989"New Art: Paintings from New York, Texas, California", Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas (catalogue)
Included in Touring Citation Exhibition

19876th Texas Sculpture Symposium, San Antonio, Texas
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, Texas

1986The Blue Star Exhibition, Contemporary Art for San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)
"Other Gods; Containers of Belief", Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Fonda del Sol, Washington, D.C.; New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles,
California (catalogue)

1985"Texas Visions - A Celebration of Texas Artists", Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas (catalogue) Included in Selected Traveling Exhibition
Two Person Exhibition, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

1984Two Person Exhibition, Artist's Alliance Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

1983Survey of Texas Ceramics, Objects Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
"Poetry: Visual and Verbal", Artist's Alliance Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
"Texas Clay", Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

1983Amarillo Competition, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas

1982"Six Contemporary Artists", Galveston Arts Center Gallery, Galveston, Texas
"Sculpture on the Green", Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Dallas, Texas
"Expo de San Antonio en Mexico", Polyforum Siquieros, Mexico, D.F.
"Myth Makers and Story Tellers", Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas

1981"The Earthbound Object", Lufkin Creative Arts Center, Lufkin, Texas
"Texas Crafts - New Expressions", Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

1980Two Person Exhibition, Clay and Fiber Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
Two Person Exhibition, San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
6th Annual Outdoor Invitational Sculpture Show, Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico

197913th Annual Southwestern Area Art Show, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
(First Award in Sculpture)

1978Two Person Exhibition, University of Texas at the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas

1977Two Person Exhibition, Odessa College, Odessa, Texas

1976The Southwest - Tarrant County Annual, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
''Primary Smiles'', Two Person Exhibition, Creative Craft Alliance, Shreveport, Louisiana

1975"Craft as Art in Texas", Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas
Two Person Exhibition, Austin College, Sherman, Texas

197416th Texas Crafts Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

1973South Central Region Crafts Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (Traveling Exhibition)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1983-1989San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.  Instructor Ceramics, Art Appreciation, Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design.

1979-1985San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas.  Instructor Sculpture, Ceramics, Art Appreciation, Collage, Drawing.

1983St. Philip's College, San Antonio, Texas.  Instructor (one semester) Art Appreciation.

1980University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
Visiting Lecturer (one semester) Three-Dimensional Design.

1979Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas.
Guest Instructor (one semester) Ceramics.

1976-1979New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, New Mexico.  Professor Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Art Appreciation.

1974-1976Olla Podrida Pottery Workshop, Dallas, Texas.  Instructor Ceramics.

1971-1973Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.  Graduate Teaching Assistant (four semesters) Ceramics, Drawing,     Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design.

Ancient beliefs, trees inform Chadbourne's work by Steve Bennett in My San Antonio

Danville Chadbourne "New Works" by Haydeé Muñoz De la Rocha in Art Magazine San Antonio

Danville Chadbourne by Dan R. Goddard in Glasstire