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“Strange Affinities” Opens at University’s Weil Gallery

October 31, 2013

Chadbourne Mattson

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—For years, painter John Mattson and sculptor Danville Chadbourne say they have engaged in a vibrant intellectual dialogue based on an oddly sympathetic color sense.  The two men share an interest in the interaction of geometric and organic forms, a mutual commitment to formal concerns, and an overriding fascination with the irony, paradox, and fundamental philosophical quandaries of human existence.

Now they have come together to create an exhibit titled “Strange Affinities.”  The strange affinities found in their works, and the artists themselves, emerged from the dialogue between the two.

Danville Chadbourne is a San Antonio native who began creating art in the late 60’s.   In July, his work was on display at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.  In the catalog for that display, Chadbourne said he felt like the vessels he created were coming out of his soul.    He has been referred to as one of the greatest living Texas artists.

John Mattson is a San Angelo native whose paintings have been described as symbolic abstractions that speak to the human condition with traces of surrealism and expressionism.

Their work will be displayed at the Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi from Nov. 7 through Dec. 5.  A reception will be held on Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m. 

The Weil Gallery first opened its doors in 1978 and has showcased a multitude of local, national and international artists.  The Gallery is located on the campus of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in the Center for the Arts.  Gallery Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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