Robert Chiarito

Mossi, 2020

Oil on canvas

68 x 60 inches

Wayne Pate

Jug On a Table and Lemon in a Bowl, 2020

Gouache and paper collage on Arches paper

14 1/4 x 10 inches

Wayne Pate

A Jug in the Abstract Against a Primary, 2020

Gouache and paper collage on Arches paper 

12 x 9 inches

Robert Chiarito

Rethymno, 2018

Oil on canvas

68 x 60 inches

Wayne Pate

Jug in Primaries, 2020

Acrylic on board on canvas

15 x 12 inches

Wayne Pate

Paris Elemental: Polychromed Jugs Assembled, 2020

Acrylic on paper

29 x 33 inches

Wayne Pate

An Assembly of Jugs, 2020

Acrylic and paper collage on Arches paper

14 1/4 x 10 inches

Robert Chiarito

Sicilian Trilogy (triptych), 2018

Oil on canvas

72 x 192 inches

Wayne Pate

From the series Paris Elemental, 2019

Acrylic collage on paper

11 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Wayne Pate

From the series Paris Elemental, 2019

Acrylic collage on paper

11 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Robert Chiarito

Imuni, 2020

Oil on canvas

68 x 60 inches

Wayne Pate

Two Jugs with Handles, 2019

Acrylic on board on canvas

15 x 12 inches

Wayne Pate

Two Palms and a Jug in Polychromy, 2019

Collage and acrylic on linen

34 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches

Wayne Pate

Paris Elemental, 2020

Acrylic on British shipping paper

17 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches

Wayne Pate

The Excavation in the Red Ochre Clay of Polychromed Fragments, 2020

Acrylic, cotton and linen collage on cotton canvas

24 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches

Wayne Pate

From the series Paris Elemental, 2019

Acrylic on British shipping paper

16 x 21 inches

Wayne Pate

Paris Elemental: Polychromy in Cobalt, Burnt Siena, Black and White, 2020

Gouache and paper collage on Arches paper

12 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches

Robert Chiarito

Roma, 2020

Oil on canvas

68 x 60 inches

Robert Chiarito

Lakamtun, 2020

Oil on canvas

68 x 60 inches

Wayne Pate

Polychromy ina Floating State: No. I, 2020

Acrylic on cut canvas mounted on wood panel

22 x 23 inches

Wayne Pate

Polychromy In a Floating State No. II, 2020

Acrylic on cut canvas mounted on wood panel

23 x 23 inches

Robert Chiarito

Auletris, 2020

Oil on canvas

68 x 60 inches

Wayne Pate

Polychromy in Floating State No. III, 2020

Acrylic on cut canvas mounted on wood panel

20 x 40 inches

Wayne Pate

A Composition Yesterday Based on the Use of Paper Clippings Which Dictate the Direction of its Results No. 1, 2020

Gouache, charcoal and paper collage on Arches paper

11 1/2 x 9 inches

Robert Chiarito & Wayne Pate

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

December 4 – 26, 2020

 

Opening reception: Saturday, December 5, 10 am – 6 pm

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition, Robert Chiarito & Wayne Pate. This is the first exhibition at Octavia Art Gallery for both of the artists.


In the paintings by Robert Chiarito the figure has always been dominant. Over the course of forty plus years, this figurative presence in his work has evolved stylistically from naturalistic to expressionistic to its current more reductive state of abstraction. Chiarito is inspired by Western classical sculpture because of its naturalistic yet idealized representation of the figure and its overriding sensuality. Viewing the sculptures, paintings and archaeological sites in Italy and Greece have been extremely valuable to the evolution of his work. Having previously pursued a lengthy period of expressionistic figurative work over the past few years, he has been seeking a way to symbolize and combine both male and female attributes without relying upon direct representation. In working to achieve this he created many small experimental drawings that have helped to clarify a new direction in his painting as evidenced in this exhibition. 

 

Based in New Zealand, Wayne Pate’s work focuses on rendering objects and interiors in his signature simplified and sophisticated style. With bold subject matter and fresh color palettes, Pate often uses pieces of canvas or linen to collage and create layers beneath the paint. In his travels, Pate has amassed a collection of historical objects, which include lebrillos, jugs and water pitchers from Spain, ceramics and terra-cotta pieces from Italy and Greece as well as various vessels from Provence, which often recur throughout the work as repeating shapes. Through subtle shifts in size, format, and contrast, these repeating shapes emerge from the subconscious, giving voice where there is none.
 

Robert Chiarito is currently based in California and received his MFA from Stanford University and his BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including the Allan Stone Gallery, NYC; the Triton Museum of Art, CA; Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea (Florence Biennale), Italy; Museum of Art and History of Santa Cruz County, CA; the Museo ItaloAmericano, CA among others. Chiarito’s works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Lloyds of London, CA; Museum of Art and History of Santa Cruz County, CA; Heritage Bank, CA among additional prominent collections worldwide.


Wayne Pate was raised in Texas and moved to New York in the early 1990’s where he established his career. Pate’s work is included in many notable private collections, such as The Carlyle Hotel, New York and the Palm Heights Hotel, Cayman Islands.