It’s been one of the most highly anticipated solo exhibitions of 2016, featuring the recent works by contemporary star Brad Kunkle, who explores narratives of being visible and invisible in oil, linen, gold, and silver. We’re just about at a loss for words for how beautiful it is.
What can we say? There’s a reason Brad Kunkle is one of the most sought-after and talked-about artists working today. Juxtaposing brilliantly modeled figures with abstracted and gilded spaces, the epic visual journey encountered in his work is but one element that continually captivates collectors and art enthusiasts. Opening November 12 at Culver City, California’s Arcadia Contemporary, “In/Visible” will also give image to compelling narratives. “While some of us struggle to be visible, others wish to be invisible,” writes Kunkle, “and we have all most likely experienced the desire to be either/or in a single day … perhaps even both at once. Where is the place of balance that remains fertile enough to nourish our souls, and noticed enough to be seeded and harvested by others? Social media has given us a new way to explore the threshold of being visible to the world, yet remain physically unseen behind the electronic veil. These paintings are born from our human desire to be in, visible, and at times, invisible in this over-technologized world.”
“In/Visible” opens on November 12 and will continue through December 3. To learn more, visit Arcadia Contemporary.
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