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WHEN PIGS FLY: New Paintings by Kristian Adam
August 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm–10:00 pm PDTFree
The “When pigs fly” idiom is a type of adynaton and soon to be an art show, too! We’ll get to the art show part in a second. But first, let’s talk about adynatons. An adynaton is not only a super cool word, it’s also a figure of speech involving the use of a phrase that represents something impossible. So when we say, “When Pigs Fly,” we are saying something will NEVER EVER EVER happen.
But we all know nothing’s impossible, especially with a little ingenuity and a little imagination. Sometimes… just sometimes, if you look up at the sky at just the right time… at just the right angle, you might, in fact, see a literal pig flying. And the whole adynaton thing goes out the window.
On August 18th, you won’t believe your eyes, because LEVITY Micro Gallery is proudly presenting the next collection of work from KRISTIAN ADAM titled WHEN PIGS FLY. It is a collection of more than 30 original, new paintings filled with impossibilities, levity, wit, wonder and charm.
WHEN PIGS FLY will run from August 19th to October 8th, 2023 and will launch with an opening reception on Saturday, August 19th from 7pm to 10pm. Things you may encounter at this reception: A dapper rabbit driving a pink plastic car, a parakeet wearing a scarf and a fancy sweater, a giraffe in a blow-up boat playing a swimming pool, a NymNum karaoke party, and so so so much more.
Kristian Adam’s paintings use a host of whimsical and childlike characters that reflect, “Our roles in society and reveal the consequences of our actions on the future.” These imagined creatures, called NymNums, are what you might expect to see wandering around in his mind all day. Through a variety of techniques inspired by the old masters, this Canadian-born artist creates quirky narratives for his characters to tell. His work has been displayed in the Canadian Embassies of Japan, Korea, and China, as well as featured in books and television. He exhibits regularly throughout Vancouver, BC and in galleries around the world.
WHEN PIGS FLY
New Paintings by Kristian Adam
August 19 – October 8, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 19, 7-10pm