McNichols Arts Center, 2017
Solo exhibit at Buell Theater, March - July 2016
"The Buell proudly unveils Michael's latest work, large in scale and a stunning addition to the Buell's galleria. His technique is centered around very loose origins, allowing chance and intuition to play the major role. He has delivered a series of exuberant paintings, in which abstraction and representation engage and coalesce into psychologically charged images."
- Rudi Cerri
Curator and Public Art Administrator / Arts & Venues
Michael Gadlin takes the lead on the walls; he’s someone who actually exhibits all the time. The work included here covers a lot of ground, and the range is so broad that his section could almost be mistaken for a group show. The large paintings are the most important — not just because of their size, but also because of the ambition revealed in their dense, complex and heavily painted compositions. Gadlin not only does the kind of abstraction seen here, but he also works figuratively, as seen in the abstracted faces that make up his current solo at the Buell Theatre.
- Michael Paglia : Art Critic for Westword, 2016.