Selected Works

Not So Still Life 1, 2002. Collage, beeswax on aluminum panel, 48 x 48 in.


Not So Still Life 2, 2002. Collage, beeswax on aluminum panel, 48 x 48 in.


Not So Still Life 3, 2002. Collage, beeswax on aluminum panel, 48 x 48 in.


Small Not So Still Life 1, 2003. Collage, beeswax on aluminum panel, 12 x 12 in.


Small Not So Still Life 2, 2003. Collage, beeswax on aluminum panel, 12 x 12 in.


Small Not So Still Life 4, 2003. Collage, beeswax on aluminum panel, 12 x 12 in.


Small Not So Still Life 7, 2003. Collage, beeswax on aluminum panel, 12 x 12 in.

Installation images
Press Release




101/exhibit | March 10 – April 12, 2012


101/exhibit follows an inspiring showing at the Art Wynwood Festival with a three artist

showcase bringing together the layered works of Chambliss Giobbi, the symbolic

Americana paintings of David Michael Bowers and the historic sculptures of Christopher

Carter from Saturday, March 10th to Thursday, April 12th, 2012.



Art is a three-dimensional medium no matter what materials are being used and what

message is being conveyed, be it the meticulously crafted collages of Giobbi, the

photo-realistic, symbolic paintings of Bowers or the mixed-media sculptures of Carter.


Says curator Sloan Schaffer, “To bring these artists together in one show has been a goal of

mine for some time. The interplay between their techniques and messages is quite

astounding, yet each of them [Giobbi, Bowers and Carter] have very different collectors

and admirers. They’ve each contributed tremendously to the ongoing dialog of art, and by

showing them together I hope to continue that conversation in a new way.”



The works of Chambliss Giobbi, David Michael Bowers and Christopher Carter will be

showcased in three different rooms in the expansive 5,000 sq. ft. 101/exhibit gallery from

Saturday, March 10 through Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 101 NE 40th St in the Miami’s design

mecca. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 7 – 9pm. Artists will be in




About the Artists


Regardless of subject, Chambliss Giobbi’s process for creating his work is as layered as

the  actual pieces. After a marathon photo-shoot with his subjects, Chambliss prints

thousands of photographs. He then tears the prints and glues them, piece by piece,

layer upon layer, to create the image. What follows is a series of collages on aluminum

panels. Some pieces are flat, while his newer work utilizes sculpted forms to create

three-dimensional surfaces: Each series embodies a reinvention of technique that

conforms to how Giobbi sees the individual portrayed.


Giobbi’s work is deeply psychological: portraits at once linear and composed, then abrupt

and splintered. One is left with the notion of witnessing an intense, virtually operatic

compression of moments, catharsis and myth: an intimate viewing of entropy.



A recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and NYFA fellowships, Giobbi was a prolific composer of

classical music for fifteen years before turning to visual art. The notion of time and

simultaneity in the development of musical ideas has become a central theme in his

fractured, stop-frame images. Chambliss Giobbi lives and works in New York City.



David Michael Bowers decided to give up a successful illustration career in 2004 to

pursue a career in fine art. Now, instead of creating paintings based on copy from a

publisher, Bowers has the freedom to create his paintings solely from his imagination.

His realistic paintings have been described as a blend of Renaissance master and

figural surrealist, with a touch of fantasy art mixed in.



Upon first glance Bowers' work seems to take you back to periods of painting long

gone. However, Bowers' paintings incorporate modern themes and ideas. There is

always a message in his work. For him the idea is the most challenging and

rewarding part of the painting. Symbolism is a main ingredient in his work.



Christopher Carter says of his work, “The idea of a hidden history informs my

sculptural work. My sculptures are tombs of the modern urban landscape.

Smooth, glassy infusions of resin pull them into a high-tech world. While mining

through my collection of gathered materials; comparisons and concepts are

unearthed and explored, suggesting meaning and relevance when pushed to

a sculptural form.” â€¨Christopher received a grant to prepare a site-specific work

for the 2004 ARTBASEL/MIAMI exhibit. He has taught at UC Berkeley and has

work in private collections in Jamaica, Florida, Michigan, Hawaii, Vermont, Boston

and San Francisco. He lives and works in Miami with his wife and daughter.



About Sloan Schaffer and 101/exhibit


With a mission to discover, promote, and preserve the works of great contemporary

artists, 101/exhibit, established by Sloan Schaffer in 2008, has become an important

destination in the burgeoning cultural and commercial landscape of Miami. 

Founded on his own personal love of collecting, Schaffer presents the works

of modern masters and emerging artists- to an ever-growing number of collectors

and art enthusiasts in his stunning 5000 square foot gallery space in the heart

of Miami’s Design District.  Among the artists whose work he represents are:

Jason Shawn Alexander, David Michael Bowers, Christopher Carter, Isabelle Du Toit,

Claudio Ethos, Robert Fleisher, Chambliss Giobbi, Joshua Hagler, Michelle Hinebrook,

Marcus Jansen, Marilyn Manson, Charles Pfahl, Pat Rocha, Jorge Santos, and Ted Vasin.

Alexander Calder, Albert Paley, Michael Lucero, Peter Voulkos and Larry Rivers are also




An architect, jewelry designer and metal smith in his own right, Schaffer has a keen eye

and a great appreciation of art and design.  His passion for collecting is evidenced in his

contemporary Coconut Grove residence, designed by the Cuban architect Roney Mateu,

where he resides with his wife, Carli Schaffer.  Together the couple has amassed an

impressive collection of mid-twentieth century furniture, which they juxtaposed with a lively

and ever-changing mix of emerging and established artists.

Artists in this exhibition
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