Summer Group Show
AUGUST 22ND – SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2015
MADISON GALLERY PRESENTS PHILIP BULLER, BOAZ VAADIA, NATALIA WROBEL: SUMMER GROUP SHOW
Exhibition dates: August 22nd – September 22th, 2015
Venue: 1020 Prospect St. Ste. 130, La Jolla, CA 92037
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La Jolla August 22, 2015— Madison Gallery is pleased to present a Summer Group Show, of works by Philip Buller, Boaz Vaadia, and Natalia Wrobel. These artists explore the interconnectedness of the natural and spiritual worlds evoking emotion and memory. Together they create a synthesis of truth and illusion; a phenomenology of expressive experiences and perception.
Philip Buller is a designer as well as a painter. He prefers working on large-scale paintings, exploiting ambiguity and incorporating abstract elements to create naturalistic, captivating works of art suggesting universal themes. His work reflects his respect and admiration for the Renaissance and Baroque masters while including references to photography, printmaking and other more contemporary processes.
Boaz Vaadia is an Israeli born internationally acclaimed sculptor whose timeless, evocative stone figures now inhabit museums, cultural sites, art galleries, and private collections. Starting in 1985, generic representations of man and woman emerged from Vaadia’s earlier abstract, monumental effigies. Though generalized in form, there is some individuality in each figure, the artist’s intention being to represent the essence of a specific person. “I love people. Each person is unique, as is the work of an artist. It is important that we, as artists, identify our own uniqueness, just as every individual needs to identify his/her own individuality.” This individuality resides in centeredness, not in superficial attributes. It is that which unites us as human beings. Vaadia hand carves slices of slate and bluestone, shaping them to be layers in a kind of topographical map. He stacks the horizontal slabs until the graded silhouette of a person, animal or group emerges. He views the geological layering of the stone as a natural model for his own sculptural process. It seems a logical metaphor for our human layering of experience and memory.
Natalia Wrobel is a Polish-American painter originally from Southern California. Her work examines the dualities necessary for an authentic life and the endurance and adaptability of the spirit. Deeply inspired by poetry and the gravity underlying simple, everyday moments, her paintings explore the liminal realm beyond our physical world, and the interconnectedness of people, nature, history and spirit.
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.