Sun Tests
and impermanence have always been a part
of Chartier’s experimentation, although they were long
understood as negative outcomes to be avoided as the
artist attempted to identify the most reliably lightfast of
paints and stains. However, what began as an avoidance
of fugitivity developed into an active interest in instability,
ephemerality, and impermanence. In this trajectory, the
recent series Sun Tests is distinctive in its active
embrace of disappearance."

– Robin Held, Chief Curator
Frye Art Museum, Seattle

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