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'Industrial' by Nicolas Gadbois

The San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery is proud to present "Industrial," a new series of paintings by artist Nicolas Gadbois. The artist reception will take place on September 9, at 4:30 p.m. and the exhibit will be on display until the end of September.

His subjects are taken from the continuous stream of roadside spectacle visible along highways and freeways. He paints overlooked mundane objects such as billboards, road signs, satellite dishes and power poles. Through a process described as "industrial impressionism," Gadbois distorts and transforms these images through his use of unique materials and techniques such as cement and sanding. Ultimately his work addresses the tension between industrial proliferation and the natural environment evident in the landscape.

Coming from the Midwest, Nicolas Gadbois has been a working artist since the 1980s starting as an illustrator. With an MFA from Vermont College, he has exhibited across the country and most recently received a large public art commission in Kennewick, Washington. Gadbois currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery located in building 201 on the Mesa College campus and is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the reception night, there will be free parking available in the upper faculty lot adjacent from the flagpole. All other times, a $1.00 per hour student lot permit may be purchased from the machine at the information booth from the Marlesta entrance.

More parking information can be found at For more information about the exhibit or gallery, please call 619-388-2829 or email

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