“What We Think About When It Rains” Solo Exhibition of Michael Kudela


May 23, 2021—June 30, 2021

Townsend Gallery

Niagara Arts & Cultural Center

An extremely powerful exhibit, this show will be sure to stay in your mind for a long time. The NACC has collected well over 200 pieces of Michael Kudelas artwork and the collection is arranged in a way to make you feel like you are walking right into his deepest and darkest thoughts. Michael was a poet, and his paintings are visual manifestation of his written words. Michael clearly speaks about his “inner demons,” “invisible monsters” and “silent killers” throughout the entire collection. The written word is not only found in his paintings, but also sometimes hidden on the back or side of the piece. This gives the viewer a chance to find beauty in the discarded objects he used to create his art. Michael saw beauty in found objects, knowing that all things had worth. Its clearly evident in the show that he was desperately looking for that beauty in himself as well, however was never able to find it.

Michael Kudela passed away in 2014 at the age of 44, and is still very deeply missed.

All pieces in this exhibit are available for purchase. As these works are very sought after and collectible, sales will be based on a bidding process. Bidding will conclude on June 19, 2021 and winners will be notified on June 20, 2021.

A very special THANK YOU to the Estate of Michael and Kathie Kudela for donating these works to the NACC. Because of their generosity, 100% of proceeds will go directly to the NACC’s Gallery Fund