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Csilla Sadloch
Yardley, Pennsylvania

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Weathering, splintering, natural decay and meandering growth of plants go unnoticed, usually.

Since I walk often in the woods, I am confronted regularly with massive, upended roots, fissured, furrowed tree barks, quirky burls.  Perhaps  because of boredom or reverie, gnarly shapes grab my attention and incite my curiosity.

I am attracted to junctures at which two disparate parts join, such as how a stem is connected to a leaf or a seed anchored to a pod. By focusing on such details, I begin to understand form.

The fun starts in the hyper examination of the tumbledown (this is when the ordinary can become the exceptional).  Through editing, focusing on form, changing scale and by repetitious mark-making, I create, in my mind, abstracted vignettes,  derived from the natural but reconstructed into somewhat ambiguous arrangements.





born: 1948, Budapest, Hungary


Montclair State University, BA 1978

selected awards/honors

Visual Arts Fellow 2003 Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Two-year Service Grant 2000-2002Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and Works on Paper Award 2013 Art of the State, Pennsylvania

selected publications

Broad Street Review February 3, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (review by Andrew Mangravite)
Trenton Times, Trenton, NJ April 22, 2011 (interview by Janet Purcell)
Princeton US1, Princeton, NJ  March 30, 2011 (interview by Ilene Dube)

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Solo Series: Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 2012
Junctures Observed: Chapin School, Princeton, New Jersey, 2011
Csilla Sadloch: New Paintings, Schmidt Dean Gallery, 2010

selected group shows

Drawing on Nature, Schmidt Dean Gallery,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  2014
Art of the State, State Museum of PA, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2013
Into the Looking Glass, Invitational, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey, 2012

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