ART FOR CHANGE is pleased to partner with Harper's Books for an exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn based artist Madeleine Bialke. Located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, Harper's Books hosts rotating exhibitions throughout the summer. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit organization that defends the earth’s natural resources.
June 15 - July 11, 2019,
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15, 6-8PM
Madeleine Bialke, Hunger Spring, 2019, oil on canvas, 22 x 20 inches
Madeleine Bialke, Vagabond, 2019, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches
Connecting artists with organizations that share similar mindsets is at the heart of what we do at ART FOR CHANGE. Inspired by the ever-changing world we live in, Madeleine Bialke uses color to illustrate her personal emotional responses to landscape, while also using unnatural vibrant colors to suggest another reality as a result of climate change. Working to address the challenges of climate change, the NRDC is a perfect charitable partner for the show.
Bialke's paintings depict an unease while also celebrating the beauty of our natural world. Inspired by artists George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt, Bialke's imagery reflects an alternate vision of the natural world, increasingly under the threat of global warming and environmental disaster.
Madeleine Bialke, Queer Deer, 2019, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
Madeleine Bialke, Madonna, 2019, oil on canvas, 28 x 24 inches
Flat, shallow spaces and shapes evoke increasingly limited natural perceptions while neons hues are an uncanny background for the animal inhabitants. Bialke states, "As climate change and ecological devastation wreak havoc on a local and global scale, nature simplifies."
Bialke says "I color to illustrate personal emotional responses to landscape, also using unnatural vibrant colors to suggest a world changed by man-made alterations to the very fabric of this earth".
Madeleine Bialke, Thin n' Pretty, 2019, oil on canvas, 18 x 23 inches
Madeleine Bialke, Philosopher's Stone, 2019, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches
All paintings are available for purchase. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the NRDC. Please email email@example.com with inquiries.
Madeleine Bialke received her BFA at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2013 and her MFA at Boston University in 2016. She has held residencies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva; Julio Valdez Project Space, New York; and Boston University, and has exhibited her work in solo shows at Jesse Dunn Annex, Alva, Oklahoma (2018); Commonwealth Gallery, Boston (2015); and Pouring Light Studios, Malone, New York (2014). She recently participated in the 2019 SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Bialke lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.