Modern Eden Gallery presents a small group show featuring works by Adrian Cox, Kindra Nikole, and Michael Campbell. The exhibition unites these three dynamic artists working in different mediums—painting, sculpture, and photography—yet all inspired by the tenets of magical realism. Each of the three artists will present a small body of work upon themes ranging from the interconnectedness of humans and nature, the secret language of plants, mysticism, mycology, and the creatures that inhabit the borderlands. The exhibition is curated by Bradley Platz. For press or sales inquiries, please contact Gallery Director, Kim Larson firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Nothing is invented, for it's written in nature first. Creativity consists of returning to the origin."
—Antoni Gaudí, Origin: A Novel
Adrian Cox is a painter living and working in Los Angeles, California. Cox attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate studies, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in 2010. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2012. His mythological narratives speak to the inextricable ties between individual human identity and our cultural understanding of Nature.
Kindra Nikole is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Seattle. She experiments with photography, prop building, costume creation, and mixed media, drawing on natural settings to create surreal, otherworldly images. Kindra manifests fantastical realities in her images, oftentimes with a hint of dark allure. Her works tend toward vibrant, rich colors and typically feature a solitary figure immersed in nature.
Michael Campbell lives and works in the San Francisco Bay-Area. He grew up in the Midwest in the 1970's amid the handicraft movement with a home full of macramé, decoupage, and paper-mâché. 1,600 miles away from Haight-Ashbury, he made God's eyes in Cub Scouts and glued macaroni onto wooden crosses in Sunday School. From an early age, handcrafted objects and the divine were connected.