NOT SO STILL (LIFE)
101 NE 40TH STREET
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.
SLOAN SCHAFFER CURATES THREE ICONIC-ARTIST SOLO SHOWS SYMBOLIC OF
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.”
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.