Micheal Madigan | paintings + Donna McCullough | sculpture
October 22 - November 13, 2016 | Reception: Saturday, October 22, 6 - 8 pm
MARGIN and EVOCATION
Michael Madigan's paintings hint at places: the margin of the Great Oceans, the sea coasts of Western Ireland, and the American Pacific Northwest. Neither abstract nor representational, his color-rich works evoke sacred lands and rugged shorelines. At once vivid and blurred, foreground-intensive and distant, they explore the interaction of memory and sense of place.
As a former instructor at Artworks in Princeton and Trenton, Madigan has partnered with various local arts councils for this exhibition. The Princeton, West Windsor, Trenton, and Hopewell Valley Art Councils have each selected a painting, and the associated arts council will receive a portion of the proceeds when sold. His work is in numerous collections including The Carnegie Institute, Musee de Beaux Arts, and nearer to home Bristol - Myers Squibb, Sandler O’Neil, and Johnson & Johnson.
Donna McCullough creates dresses and animals using steel, scrap metal, and found objects. Initially inspired by Edward Degas’ “Little Dancer,” her freestanding dresses—devoid of inhabitants—range from feminine silhouettes to medieval-like armor. Calling on her own experience as a woman navigating the corporate world, she threads “resiliency and steely resolve” into her work.
In 2012, McCullough received the “Recognition of Excellence” Award from the James Renwick Alliance. Previous exhibitions sites include the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas, the Hickory Museum of Art, the International Museum of the Horse, the Grounds for Sculpture, and the United States Botanic Garden.