Michael Gadlin

Perfervid LinesIce Cube Gallery, Mixed-media, Denver, United-States
Friday July 22, 2011 - Saturday August 13, 2011 - Event ended.

Typified by arresting powers of visual imagery and spatial sophistication, Michael Gadlin’s artistry is an increasingly recognized phenomenon in the art world. Rimmed in spontaneity, his 15-year repertoire expresses a singular uninterrupted brush stroke of Mediterranean, European and Western influences. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary art form, Michael’s work epitomizes avant-garde.

Perfervid Lines, a new large-scale body of work by Michael Gadlin, offers an evocative fusion,
as his past intersects with his evolving vision. Here are abstract paintings with drawing elements,
disassembled, reassembled and thus, reimagined. The interplay of drawing and painting elements
acts as an underpainting, setting the tone for multiple levels of expression. Gadlin’s aspiration to
develop a fresh, sophisticated and engaging mix of work is fully realized in Perfervid Lines, an
ardent and exuberant meeting of deconstruction and reconstruction, past and present.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Michael Gadlin has been exhibiting work throughout the United
States for over 15 years. As a very young artist, Gadlin studied drawing and painting at the Art
Students League of Denver. After earning some of his tuition money from the sales of pastel and
charcoal drawings while in high school, Gadlin attended Pratt Institute in New York where he
majored in Communication Design and Illustration. In 1999 Gadlin was the youngest artist ever to
win "Best Of Show" at Denver's nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Vance
Kirkland Museum acquired a work of his as part of their permanent collection. Gadlin currently
exhibits in Aspen, Denver, Vail, and Telluride, Colorado. Gadlin's well-received public art
installation, which was completed in 2004, hangs permanently in Denver's District 2 Police Station.
The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art selected Gadlin to be included in the museum's
2008 "Rocky Mountain Biennial."

Opening Reception
7 | 22| 11
6:00 PM - 10 PM
Ice Cube Gallery
3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

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