Trending
MOST READ
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Best Karaoke Night

Best Karaoke Night

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Everything but the Bowie in \'David Bowie Is\'

Everything but the Bowie in 'David Bowie Is'

Screens: People love David Bowie more than you are capable of loving your family. But that’s OK—people love Bowie to an extent that your family would quite frankly... By Jeremy Martin 9/17/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Arts & Culture

Danville Chadbourne marks time to ancient rhythms

Photo: , License: N/A

Danville Chadbourne, The Shadow of Deliberation.


Working with clay, Danville Chadbourne makes tall, pillar-like sculptural forms that recall ancient dolmens and standing stones that were placed as celestial markers to measure the shadows through the year that change with the seasons. Using the wood of chinaberry trees that grow next to his live/work studio in Beacon Hill, he constructs pieces ringed with colored bands that were inspired in part, he says, by a journey through Yucatan in Southern Mexico when, walking through dense jungle, his party was guided by trees marked with bright painted stripes, tied bits of fabric, or hanging metal cans. Placed above the dense brush, they indicated the next turning point on a path that was lightly traveleds and overgrown.

The tops of his clay markers branch out in knobby fashion, a mineral reflection of the branching chinaberry branches that are also fashioned into shapes that seem animal, perhaps human. Wood or clay, his tall works are not overbearing in scale. Not made to celebrate a city plaza, they are human scale, better placed within a garden, yard, or small copse of trees than a main square. Yet, you may have seen them around town, and not only in spaces dedicated to artworks; one tall piece is sited within a small park, more like a tree-filled median, that sits within the convergence of three streets on lower Fredericksburg Road.

This Thursday at Haussmann Millworks, Chadbourne release new works made over the last year. A studio visit revealed a huge enterprise underway, including many clay pieces, and new, smaller works in wood that seem more manipulated, rather than chosen, than some of his more memorable past wood pieces. Also on view will be other lines of sculpture that have matured in the over 70 exhibitions he has staged in his career, like the small, box-like wood pieces that are not containers or mere decorative pieces, but similar to the tall works, yet more psychic markers to aid in a journey yet to be determined.

Danville Chadbourne

6pm-9pm March 7 and by appointment after
Hausmann Millworks
925 W Russell
(210) 884-6390
hausmannmillworks.com
Through March 31

Recently in Arts & Culture
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus