Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery 0 to -t (Present to the Past)

0 to -t (Present to the Past)

2001

oil on five wood panels

5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches each 

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery NtroP 7

NtroP 7

2004

oil on 7 panels

2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches each

Doctor Faustroll Born in Circassia age 63 in 1898

1999

oil on panel

8 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches 

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery Faustroll Smaller than Faustroll

Faustroll Smaller Than Faustroll

1987

oil on linen

50 x 60 inches

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery Faustroll

Faustroll

1987

oil on canvas

30 1/16 x 48 1/16 inches 

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery Etrange, N'est-Ce Pas?

Etrange, N'est-Ce Pas?

1987

oil on linen

24 3/16 x 30 1/4 inches 

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery Faustroll (Hermes)

Faustroll (Hermes)

1988

oil on linen

30 1/8 x 48 1/8 inches 

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery Concerning the Surface

Concerning the Surface

1989

oil on wood board

30 x 36 inches 

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery Concerning the Sickle

Concerning the Sickle

1990

oil on birch board

47 7/8 x 48 inches 

Thomas Chimes Locks Gallery Concerning Bosse de nage cynocephalus

Concerning Bosse de nage cynocephalus

1990

oil on wood

36 x 39 7/8 inches 

Press Release

Locks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Thomas Chimes. Thomas Chimes: On Alfred Jarry, will be on view at Locks Gallery from June 18 through July 16th, 2010.
 
Alfred Jarry, the French poet and playwright, and originator of Pere Ubu was a frequent subject of Thomas Chimes’s paintings. Having discovered Jarry in the early 60s and sketched drawings of Ubu in 1966, Chimes’ first painted image of Alfred Jarry dates to 1973. This presentation of Chimes’ work focuses on both Jarry’s image and his writing as a subject for Chimes and includes paintings created between 1976 and 2002.
 
As Michael Taylor noted in his 2007 retrospective of Chimes, of all his artistic forebears and influences, Jarry was the foremost, and Chimes continued to draw inspiration from his writing up through his last works.
 
On view are several paintings from the 80s - profile views of Jarry - a series of “white portraits” that became among the artist’s best known works; several of these paintings are borrowed from private collections for this display.
 
With a career spanning over five decades, the work of Thomas Chimes is in the collections of such museums as the Allentown Art Museum, Centre Pompidou National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Corcoran Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery. He has exhibited at institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art; The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; The Institute of Contemporary Art, PA; The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; and The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Thomas Chimes: Art in America
Writing
Thomas Chimes: Art in America
June 1, 2009

"Thomas Chimes 1921-2009" by Faye Hirsch