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Kyle Selley

December 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021

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First Friday Art Walk – December 2021

Discover Art Downtown at our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday December 3rd from 5pm to 8pm. View the unique Firework Residue Paintings by Kyle Selley, during our First Friday Art Walk.

Kyle Selley, is a Kansas City-based artist best known for his Firework Residue Paintings which explore ideas surrounding nostalgia, spirituality, and the sublime. Drawn to spectacles of light, whether it is a shimmering, shooting star, or a luminous fireworks display, these sudden bursts of light ignite a part of the human spirit which innately captivates and temporarily mesmerizes.

He builds composition playfully and intuitively. Utilizing mediums such as videography, digital imagery, performance, ceramics, works on paper, works on canvas, and works on glass. Kyle’s work sets a new precedent in artistic techniques incorporating firework residue. He has been nourishing a relationship with fireworks since early childhood and was using them in creative and experimentative ways long before he felt compelled to create traditional artwork.

Kyle’s work creates an expansive, celestial realm of transcendental contemplation. It renders a three-dimensional experience within a two-dimensional canvas. Through the immersive image field and vast space created, filled with an almost overwhelming amount of visual information, he hopes to provide the viewer with a similar feeling of the sublime as he experiences while creating the work.