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Jaq Chartier

Jaq Chartier's paintings explore scientific methods through experimentation with paint and process. All of her works are "tests" to discover something about materials and what they do. Inspired in part by images of DNA gel electrophoresis, Chartier investigates the migration of various stains through layers of paint and acrylic gels.

Chartier's paintings  feature intimate views of materials as they react to each other, to light, and to the passage of time, including notes written directly on the paintings. Through experimentation, observation and notation Chartier creates sensuous paintings that provide commentary on both the visual culture and everyday practice of scientific investigation by highlighting similarities between artistic and scientific practice.
 
 
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Jaq Chartier

Magenta Lime
Acrylic, inks, stains & paint on wood
24 x 20"






Jaq Chartier

24 Whites w/ C. Turkish Red
Acrylic, inks, stains & paint on wood
40 x 62" (diptych)






Jaq Chartier

7 Whites (C. Vermilion)
Acrylic, inks, stains & paint on wood
11 x 14"






Jaq Chartier

Infusion w/ P.C. Yellow Gold
Acrylic, inks, stains & paint on wood
11 x 14"







Jaq Chartier

Test w/ Electric Purple/Black
Acrylic, inks, stains & paint on wood
11 x 14"







Jaq Chartier

11 Stains (Green/Brown)
Acrylic, stains & paint on wood
11 x 14"






Jaq Chartier

Infusion (Pink/Green)
Acrylic, stains & paint on wood
11 x 14"






Jaq Chartier

54 Tiny Tests
Acrylic, stains & paint on wood
30 x 40"






Jaq Chartier

Dilution Tests w/7 Reds
Acrylic, stains & paint on wood
11 x 14"







Jaq Chartier

Color Tests w/11 Whites
Acrylic, stains & paint on wood
20 x 24"









Jaq Chartier

Brain Coral
Acrylic, stains, spray paint on wood
16 x 16"









Jaq Chartier

Green K
Acrylic & stain on wood

15 x 15"









Jaq Chartier

Bloom

Acrylic and stain on wood
23 x 23"

 

 

 

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