JANUARY 23RD – FEBRUARY 29TH, 2016
MADISON GALLERY PRESENTS LORI COZEN-GELLER AND JEFF KAHM: CONFLUENCE/DYNAMICS
Exhibition dates: January 23rd – February 29th, 2016
Venue: 1055 Wall Street Ste. B, La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla, January 23rd, 2016 – Madison Gallery proudly presents at its new location, 1055 Wall Street; Dynamics/Confluence, a new collection from artists Lori Cozen-Geller and Jeff Kahm. This exhibition explores a dialogue of opposites and the inherent duality that exists between the artist and the viewer. Through use of form, texture and material the artwork aims to shift our perspective of human interaction.
Los Angeles-based artist Lori Cozen-Geller explores the dynamics of human interactions. Shared perspectives and opposing viewpoints are reflected in the pieces as they are positioned accordingly and interact with each other playing against space. There is both a sense of seriousness and a sense of playfulness that is intended to be felt by the viewer as the multiple components in the artworks speak to each other through movement, texture, materials and color rather than by the use of traditional literal verbiage.
In the tradition of indigenous cultures, Canadian born artist Jeff Kahm uses abstract and geometric motifs to create and convey meaning; such forms were pivotal to the early development of visual cultures across many societies. Through his work, Kahm presents a confluence of distinctive artistic components including the dialog between past and present, the interaction of form and content and the boundless expressive capacity of logic and intuition in the making of a work of art. Combined with inventive use of materials and the medium – quality and meaning follow. “Art is a gift – an inspiration reflecting the unlimited creative power of the human spirit and my love of painting is a celebration of that gift.”
Founded in 2001, Madison Gallery is committed to representing emerging, mid-career and established international artists whom work in a range of media. Inspired by an earnest dedication and passion for art, the gallery consistently exhibits a high standard of contemporary art. Madison Gallery works closely in building private, corporate and public collections thus placing it amongst the leading contemporary galleries in California.