Geoffrey Chadsey
Boys in the Band
Drawings 1998-2006

8 December 2006 - 18 March 2007
The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Hawaii
Exhibition Catalog at www.tcmhi.org (Author David Goldberg is writer, programmer, multimedia developer, music producer. He analyses Geoffrey Chadsey’s work and place it in the context of contemporary artistic philosophy and practice of media culture, (hip-hop and rap) music and their milieu. He currently teaches at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Department of Art and Art History.
fig.: Murder Dog Circuit Party 2, Geoffrey Chadsey 2005. Watercolor pencil on Mylar, 36 x 27 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Hip-hop meets Google meets family album meets Internet chat-room, New York artist Geoffrey Chadsey about his works. Chadsey combines images from art history textbooks, magazines, the Internet, and snapshots of family and friends into seamless constructions that seem “real” but are in fact cleverly devised fictions. He spins a complex web of emotion and desire, challenging our ability to read the signs of masculinity, femininity, race, attitude, and expression. more culture>>>

Geoffrey Chadsey (born 1967 in Philadelphia) received an A.B. degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University in 1989 and an MFA degree in Photography and Drawing from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1996. He has won several awards, including the prestigious Eureka Fellowship from the Fleischhacker Foundation in San Francisco. Chadsey lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.