"For the past thirty years, John DiPaolo has painted lush, non-representational canvases in his San Francisco studio, driven by a passion ignited when he was a young child. An accomplished draftsman capable of rending with verisimilitude, he worked in a hard-edged pop style until graduate school before abandoning references to the outside world in favor of a deeper engagement with the act of paintings. Since then, DiPaolo has created a body of work drawn from his inner resource. Sipping beneath surface appearances, he taps into a creative force strong enough to compel him to return to his studio day after day, filled with anticipate for the aesthetic aventures that lie ahead"
John DiPaolo was born in Brooklyn, New York in1946. He earned a B.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute in 1974 followed by aM.A. from San Francisco State University in 1977. In addition to exhibiting across the United States, DiPaolo’s works can be found in renowned private and public collections such as the Achenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museums of SanFrancisco; the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; and the Crocker Museum ofArt, Sacramento, CA. This will be DiPaolo’s seventh solo show at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
This catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition of DiPaolo's work at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery, held October 2–November 1, 2003. It features an essay by JoAnne Northrup, Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives, Nevada Museum of Art and former Senior Curator, San Jose Museum of Art.
12 pages. 6 color plates. Softcover. 2006.