John DiPaolo "A Blue Note"
John DiPaolo "A Blue Note," 2024 | Oil on canvas | 63 x 70 inches

John DiPaolo opening May 2 at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Shipyard artist John DiPaolo is featured in a solo exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

John DiPaolo

May 2 – June 1, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2nd, 5:30–7:30 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 210 Post Street, Suite 205, San Francisco, CA
415-956-3560 |

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“We ask that visitors schedule an Appointment to view exhibitions or a selection of artworks.”

From the gallery’s announcement:

“Like an old-time swashbuckler, John DiPaolo wields large palette knives with an artful recklessness, sometimes using them to lay down swaths of thick oil paint on the surfaces of his canvas supports, other times using them to scrape away parts of those layers and still other times using them to blend colors with surprising [subtlety]. The results of this dance of thrusts and parries are active surfaces that respire with visual incidents that seem to simultaneously coalesce and dissolve at the same time. Some of DiPaolo’s palette knife strokes are short while others are as long and supple as a snake, allowing the viewer to marvel at the changes of velocity and direction evidenced by those strokes. In all cases, the surfaces of his paintings read as lively froths of energy and substance, looking almost phosphorescent in a way that is reminiscent of the surging of ocean waves observed on a moonlit night.”