Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1 PM Eastern
Streaming to this event page, FB Live, IGTV + Youtube
A conversation with Onicas Gaddis, featured artist in the exhibition I AM A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD and student of BMC alumna Sarah Carlisle Towery. We will discuss Gaddis’ painting Black Mountain (2020), his style of “Spiritual Expressionism,” the way that his identity is expressed and has evolved through his practice, and how his time spent with Towery at the Alabama Art Colony changed the trajectory of his life.
Onicas Gaddis works on canvas, paper, and wood, using primarily acrylics. His brilliantly colored abstracts are characterized by somewhat haunting images of faces and figures, restless, gestural lines, and layers with semi-hidden landscapes. A desire to be near his children brought him to North Carolina where he paints and exhibits in the River Arts District.