Madeleine’s exhibition ‘Intolerable Leisure’ opens at Galerie pompom on July 25th.
“…the works in ‘Intolerable Leisure’ are are transformed from liquid to solid in the case of clay, from flat to form after exposure to heat and force in the case of copper and from wool to felt and felted material forms through rubbing, force and water.
The materials used are a manifestation of Albert Camus’ notions of the plight of the exile and refugee. Refugees and exiles transfer from one state to another as a result of pressures and circumstances beyond their control.
Although the objects in Intolerable Leisure may appear aesthetically pleasing they speak to a greater sense of isolation and displacement.