Local favorite Madeliene Abling unveils new oil paintings at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth. Kicking off with an artist reception that is open to the public on Saturday, February 1 at 6 pm, the exhibit runs until February 14. The exhibit features Abling’s classic cars with titles such as Lady Bug, Caddy, and BeemerBahn. Abling is known for her thick, luscious, colorful oil paintings. Her work is figurative but with a different twist. Abling uses her palette knife to create exciting imagery of different themes. She also paints images of boats and adult beverages. Abling rarely includes people in any of her work because she feels the viewer can be more easily invited into her work without the interference of people within the painting. In all of her paintings the viewer can see movement. The wind in the sails of the boats, cars chugging down a road or an adult beverage just ready for a sip! Abling paints with abandon—not afraid to take chances and from this come her striking visual paintings!
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Abling has shown her work in galleries throughout the United States, including the Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, MA, the James Beard Foundation Greenhouse Gallery in New York, NY, and the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Abling graduated from Hiram College (OH) with a BA in English and Cum Laude from University of Florida College of Law with a JD. Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the USA.
TO?GO: An opening exhibit event will be held on Saturday, February 1, 6pm – 9pm. Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Ave; Miami Beach. For info: williamsmccallgallery.com