ArtsKC First Fridays Upcoming Exhibitions:

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Partnership exhibition with the Kansas City Artist Coalition, featuring the work of Nicolas Gadbois

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5:00pm-8:00pm| Partnership exhibition with the Kansas City Artist Coalition, featuring the work of Nicolas Gadbois

ArtsKC is open to the public Monday-Friday 12:00pm-5pm and on First Fridays from 5:00pm-8pm with the exception of January.

The Real Surreal

Partnership exhibition with the Kansas City Artist Coalition

Works by Nicolas Gadbois

September 27 – November 27

Key Dates:

First Fridays Featured Show: Friday, October 4, 2019

First Fridays Featured Show: Friday, November 1, 2019

About the Show:

Nick Gadbois is inventing a new approach to surrealist painting.  Instead of imagining surreal scenes in an illustrative way (Pop surrealism) Gadbois paints real life situations that already appear surreal.  The paintings are based on photographs that go through a digitizing process.  The artist chooses blank billboards, dead malls, stealth towers, military facilities and places left behind for his subjects.  A super saturated color palette suggests climate change, nuclear reality, and artificial life.  Like certain first wave Surrealist painters Gadbois’ work contains a sense of existential void.

For more information about the artist, visit https://www.nicolasgadboisart.com