Madison Gallery presents Toronto based artist Shelley Adler’s new exhibition, Studies. This exhibition will feature several new small-scale, oil paint studies of the female form. While the scale of the paintings is purposely small, they exude strength and unhinged emotion in their color and composition. Adler’s distinctive use of color enhances each sitter’s personality and individuality as her purposeful use of color symbolizes emotion and consciousness. While her work could be regarded as portraiture, it is not a reflection of the subject but the artist process and her innate curiosity about the sitter.
Shelley Adler has exhibited widely throughout Canada. She has had solo shows at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto (2006, 2009), Andrea Meislin (2008) and has participated in group exhibitions in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, including Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London (2008). Adler received her MFA from Boston University in 1987. She graduated from York University in Toronto in 1983 and attended Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland in 1982.
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.