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Gadsden Arts hosts unique digital art exhibit

Skip Brea, a Master of Fine Arts student at Florida State University, presents unique and thought-provoking digital illustrations in his exhibition “A friend, with friends” at the The Gadsden Arts Center and Museum in Quincy.

On view through July 23, artwork in the exhibition appropriates images from Western visual culture, and recombines them using digital design software and traditional painting tools to create revisionist narratives focused on telling the stories of fugitive slaves during the American Civil War.

These figures are inserted into European paintings, manipulating their original histories and spaces, thus redirecting their futures. Brea also explores the ways in which space is composed, taking inspiration from cubist collage. Brea is a New York multidisciplinary artist working in graphics, photography, painting and collage.

He is a former Efroymson Fellow and the recipient of several artist grants. View Skip Brea’s work along with exhibitions in five galleries at the Gadsden Arts Center and Museum on the courthouse square in Quincy.

The museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information call (850) 875-4866 or visit

Special to the Herald

“Eliza Harris” by Skip Brea   Image courtesy Gadsden Arts Center
“Margaret Garner” by Skip Brea
Image courtesy Gadsden Arts Center
“Robert Smalls” by Skip Brea Image courtesy Gadsden Arts Center