Poking at the PC Bubble
Kadera uses visual art as a platform to juxtapose pop culture icons against what may be considered sobering, reality-defining images. In this collection of large-scale, conceptual paintings, Kadera weaves a controversial web of topics from consumer identity to human empathy to self-realization. Kadera’s thought process of investigation, evaluation, and cynicism are boldly apparent to the viewer. Meanwhile his technical finesse invites viewers to explore the artist’s hand and use of materials. This is a timely show considering current political tensions.