Tonight in Los Angeles, Brad Kunkle’s postponed exhibition alkəmē will be opening at the Arcadia Contemporary. Titled after the pronunciation of the word alchemy, the new body of work is inspired by the the American artist’s fascination with the aforementioned ancient philosophy – most commonly thought of in association with the creation and transformation of other materials into gold. This fits in quite naturally with Kunkle’s signature use of gold leaf and gilding in his work, as well as with his discovery of magical thinking in his ancestral roots. Along with the usual warm palette associated with his use of the precious metal, fans will also notice some interesting blue-hued pieces as well as the appearance of the moon in a few of his pieces.

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