“The lost wax method of casting is familiar to most people. You give your sculpture to a foundry and they return it finished and ready to sell… simply was not what I wanted to do.”
Gabrielle was born in born 1947 Hungary. With her mother, she escaped to America prior to the 1956 Hungarian revolution. She had a brother 18 years her senior who she didn’t meet until 1956. She lost her father before the age of three and her mother when she was twenty. Gabrielle lived, worked and studied throughout the US and Canada, eventually marrying an American and having two children which gave her the family and stability she hadn’t known.
Diversity and challenges are part of her make up and she explored new methods applying them to old techniques resulting in pouring bronze in sand cast molds which created spectacular colours and layers with a lace effect. The creative process gave her the opportunity to express herself, most evident in her early work depicting cloaked and huddled figures. Her remarkable full size figures are awe-inspiring. She has taken a male dominated art form and made it her own.
|2018||Water for Life, Niagara Falls Arts and Culture, Niagara Falls, ON|
|2008||Art Keeps Us Together, Hungarian Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON|
|2007||Wood-carving lessons (birds) with Stéphane Bougie in Valleyfield, QC|
|2006||Korean Embassy Art Exhibit, Toronto, ON
Art Expo, Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
|2002||National Women’s Show, Toronto ON|
|1997||Commission -Ken Norton, Newport Beach, CA|
|1996||Boxing Hall of Fame, Conestoga, NY
Archie Moore, San Diego, CA
Commission Lake LaMotta, New York, NY
Meisner Foundry Gallery, Wyandanch, Long Island, NY
|1986||Caledon Gallery, Caledon, ON|
|1985||CASEY Art Show, Caledon, ON|