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Without Flowers, there would be no us

An Arcangel Gallery Exhibit by Madeline Bartley.

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April 26, 10:00 am - June 19, 4:00 pm

Cost: Included with admission

“Without Flowers, there would be no us” is a series of works on paper that pays tribute to adjusting oneself to new spaces by Madeline Bartley. Viewers will encounter hand printed artworks on paper and fabrics that integrate watercolor drawings, embroidery and collage. Highlighting place-making with botanical elements with a background saturated in colors and assorted stencils. Bartley’s recent works on paper reflect on events and their lasting emotional effect that showcase local environments and dream-like scenes. Even though structures may begin strong, its foundation inevitably weakens over time. The same concern can be applied to botanicals, their existence depends on the health of a supportive environment. Ultimately, this body of work is about a relationship with maintenance within a landscape that prohibits the possibility of permanence.


Meet the Artist, Madeline Bartley!
Madeline Bartley was born in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Murray State University where she received her B.F.A. in 2012 for printmaking and drawing. She earned her M.F.A. in studio arts from Syracuse University’s College of Visual Performing Arts in 2016. A recipient of Quilting By the Lake Scholarship and the Turner Residency in Los Angeles, CA., she is featured in Syracuse Women’s Magazine,, and Boxcar Press Blog: The Inquisitive Printer. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows including exhibitions at the Hand Held Gallery (Melbourne, Australia), Walnut Ink Projects (Michigan City, IN), The Rogue Space (New York, NY), and the Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA). Currently she lives in Buffalo, New York where she dedicates her free time to her studio practice at the Buffalo Arts Studio.