McMurry University presents recent works by San Antonio sculptor Danville Chadbourne

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, December 11, 2015 1:15 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University’s Amy Graves Ryan Gallery presents recent works by San Antonio sculptor Danville Chadbourne from January 11-February 26, 2016. Gallery hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. An artist reception will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016 at noon in the Ryan Gallery, 1642 Sayles Blvd.

Chadbourne also will teach a workshop, “Handbuilding Large Sculptural Forms” on Saturday, February 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cost is $50 and includes lunch.

The exhibition will feature works in clay and wood, including both large and small-scale sculptures as well as wall-oriented paintings, wood panel works, and ceramic reliefs.

Known for his craftsmanship and use of primal materials such as wood and clay, Chadbourne's work is often likened to a body of cultural artifacts. The visual and ritual impact of these beautiful objects is made more complex by their provocative, poetic and often paradoxical titles. They are, in essence, monuments to irrational ideas and human impulses.

Danville Chadbourne was born in Bryan, Texas in 1949. A resident of San Antonio since 1979, Chadbourne taught at the college level for 17 years until he devoted himself in 1989 to working full-time on his artwork. Chadbourne has been featured in over 100 one-person shows and numerous group exhibitions. His works are included in many public and private collections across the nation.

Contact Caitlin Boyle at 325-793-3851 or Jennifer Nichols (gallery director) at for more information.

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