James Verbicky “Blitz: New Paintings”
May 30 – June 30, 2012
For Immediate Release
Madison Gallery is proud to present new media paintings by internationally acclaimed artist James Verbicky.
Currently in high demand, these rare pieces stimulate the viewer with both content and texture. The three dimensional surfaces transcend traditional painting and venture into the realm of sculpture, and by utilizing vintage media, advertisements, and obsolete branding materials, Verbicky presents us with the result of decades of attempts to persuade, manipulate, and coerce through subtle and suggestive imagery. His works are at once deeply conceptual and hauntingly beautiful, capturing both forgotten and persisting icons of media and reminding us that we are constantly being influenced.
After exhibiting at the world famous Louvre Museum in Paris, Verbicky’s media paintings have recently been the focus of solo shows in Berlin and New York City, and sold at auction with Sotheby’s.
About The Artist
Born in Canada from Polish descent, James Verbicky lived the majority of his early life in British Columbia. As an adult, he moved to the U.S., and after struggling with legitimacy for many years, was awarded the rarely bestowed “Extraordinary Ability” green card from the U.S. government due to his extensive involvement with a myriad of museums, galleries, charity organizations, and publications across America. Verbicky’s works are now included in important private, public, celebrity, and museum collections all over the world.