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March 12 – April 9, 2005
Reception Saturday, March 12, 7-10 PM
Hours: Friday – Monday 12-6 PM

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Roebling Hall is proud to present Niagara, a new solo exhibition of the work of painter Cadence Giersbach.

For her second solo show at Roebling Hall, Giersbach turns her focus towards Niagara Falls, with all its ambiguities and contradictions. Working in her signature color-saturated, hallucinatory style, she focuses on the complexity of the surrounding areas, particularly in the interaction between the natural environment and what is imposed on the landscape. The artist sees the Falls themselves as sublime, in contrast to their outlying areas, which have been compromised with the appearance of power towers, factories, waste dumps, hotels, and casinos.

Giersbach makes paintings that describe the social character of a particular place while playing with the reality and fiction of pictorial space. Her process begins by taking photographs, which she then manipulates digitally to enhance their subjects’ inherent sense of the fantastic. A further understanding of the image develops through the process of translating the image by hand into paint. This process is well suited to Niagara, where nature is perpetually molded, reformed, used as both spectacle and backdrop, turned into vistas, converted into power, polluted and re-claimed.

Cadence Giersbach’s work has been included in exhibitions such as "Painting/Not Painting" at White Columns, New York, “Reality Bytes: The Look Mediated by the Media” at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, in Germany, “Insites” at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT, “Operativo” at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, Mexico, among other venues. She has also completed several public commissions, including a soon-to-be unveiled mosaic ceiling at the Myrtle and Wyckoff Ave. subway station in Brooklyn, New York.




"Double Palm"

Installation atRoebling Hall



"Single Palm"

Installaton at Roebling Hall


"Night Flight"


"Girl in Garden w/Tulips"





Installation View



Installation Reverse View






Adriana Arenas - Erik Benson - Jane Benson - Sebastiaan Bremer - Paul Campbell - Christoph Draeger

Nancy Drew - Richard Galpin -Dan Ford- Cadence Giersbach - Deborah Grant - Kevin Francis Gray
Kysa Johnson - Nelson Leirner - Bjørn Melhus - Christoph Morlinghaus - Ivan Navárro -David Opdyke
Reynold Reynolds & Patrick Jolley - Guy Richards Smit - Courtney Smith - Spessi - Eve Sussman ::

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