BILL RASTETTER URBAN LANDSCAPES , ARGENTINA DECEMBER 11TH – DECEMBER 31ST, 2015
MADISON GALLERY PRESENTS BILL RASTETTER: URBAN LANDSCAPES, ARGENTINA
Exhibition dates: December 11th – December 31st, 2015
Venue: 1020 Prospect St. Ste. 130, La Jolla, CA 92037
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La Jolla, December 11th, 2015 - Madison Gallery presents Urban Landscapes, Argentina, a new collection of photographic works by CEO, philanthropist and artist Bill Rastetter. In this exhibition, Rastetter reflects on Argentina's political activism and cultural fracture derived from the socio-political tumult of the mid 1960s during which the showplace for art was no longer restricted to galleries and museums nor solely to an exclusive audience. Rastetter profiles graffiti as subject in his works, photographed throughout the streets of Buenos Aires. Each image is a combination of two separate photographic images merged together as one in an attempt to illustrate the continuous pursuit of solidarity amongst the Argentine people.
With Graffiti Mash-Ups, Rastetter creates a broader spectrum of experience for the viewer by “mashing up” two separate images to create each of the final pieces. So, none of the "subjects" in Graffiti Mash-Ups actually exist in the natural world; though they were photographed in Buenos Aires, they cannot be viewed on any street in the city.
Rastetter earned the S.B. degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.A. and Ph.D. both in chemistry from Harvard University. When not photographing, he helps fund and grow biotechnology companies. He has played significant roles in the founding and/or operations of IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec, Illumina, Receptos, Fate Therapeutics, Neurocrine Biosciences, Regulus Therapeutics and Cerulean Pharma. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Leerink Partners, a healthcare focused investment bank.
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.