Adam Nudelman

Where Some Find Peace

23 March — 9 April 2022

Born 1967
Lives and works in Victoria

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

Where Some Find Peace explores notions of identity and belonging to place. In a time when feelings of isolation, longing and angst are amplified, Nudelman reminds us that belief, love and the collectiveness of all things are paramount.

Nudelman’s hypnotic investigations into the landscape are layered with subliminal historical and allegorical messaging. At once beautiful and atmospheric, Nudelman has distilled centuries of the technical development born from the sixteenth-century Dutch landscape tradition. The works in Where Some Find Peace are contemporary constructs of the places in which he has immersed himself. Thematically, they have emanated from his long view of Australian history and tell the stories about how we came to be, immigration and our relationship to the traditional custodians of the land.

This exhibition introduces bronze sculptural forms that act as markers as we traverse the artist’s social narrative. In the exhibition, Nudelman references the navigational markers that have for over two centuries welcomed and guided people to this place. These markers of safe passage are juxtaposed with the bronze orbs; navel mines that were used with such devastation in the world wars¾markers of destruction. Nudelman points out to us that such symbols¾representing that which is humane¾can be deceptive. This inference is poignant to our political and social landscape and is important for us to consider as a society. 

The use of graffiti text obliquely notes the undercurrent of misunderstanding associated with immigration¾something that was part of his family’s generational history. Throughout the exhibition, the artist references the traditional owners through petroglyph engravings and stacked grinding stones. They act as a reminder that all but first nations peoples are immigrants to this landscape. In Where Some Find Peace, the landscape is the metaphoric glue that harmonises the composition and as always, leads us, the audience, to consider the world in a far more compassionate light.

Ralph Hobbs
March 2022

\ Exhibition featured works

Adam Nudelman

A Note to the Forgotten

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 112 x 106.5cm

SOLD

Adam Nudelman

A Note to the Forgotten

Cast bronze \ Edition of 5 \ H 44 x W 14 x D 30cm

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A Tear for the Innocent

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 81.5 x 122cm

SOLD

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Born of the Dark Times

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 99.5 x 96.5cm

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For the Here and Now

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 99.5 x 96.5cm

SOLD

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I'm 25 Years from Where I Wanted to Be

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 99.5 x 97cm

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Is Here Where the Story Ends

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 112 x 167.5cm

SOLD

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Is Leaving the Only Way

2021 \ Bronze and steel \ 23 x 21.5 x 21.5cm \ Edition of 5

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Last Day at the Bay of Fires

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 84 x 132cm

SOLD

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Lost in Our Own Remorse

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 99.5 x 97cm

SOLD

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Once in a Long While

2020 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 70 x 85cm

SOLD

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Still Lost at the Bottom of the World

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 99.5 x 96.5cm

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The Great Divide

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 122 x 152cm

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The Sum of all our Parts

2021 \ Bronze and steel \ 35.5 x 25.5 x 25.5cm \ Edition of 5

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The Weight of the World

2021 \ Bronze and steel \ 33 x 33 x 30cm \ Edition of 5

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Waiting for a glimpse of what was

2020 \ Acrylic an oil on linen \ F. 85 x 75cm

SOLD

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Waiting for the World to Arrive

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 97 x 132.5cm

SOLD

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We Struggle to Find a Better Way

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 99.5 x 96.5cm

SOLD

Adam Nudelman

What We Have Lost is More Than an Ocean

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 99.5 x 96.5cm

Adam Nudelman

Where Some Find Peace

2021 \ Acrylic and oil on linen \ 106.5 x 96.5cm

Adam Nudelman

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\ Other exhibitions

Floria Tosca

My Anthropocentric Wunderkammer

6 May — 21 May 2022

Renata Pari-Lewis

familiar, unfamiliar

4 May — 21 May 2022

Wayne Magrin

you always want the wind and the tide with you

19 April — 30 April 2022

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to find out more about Where Some Find Peace.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm