David Bradford – Cities

January 31 – February 25, 2023

Opening Reception:  Thursday Feb 2, 2023 5-8 PM

Gallery Talk:  Saturday, Feb 25 4PM

Bowery Gallery is pleased to present recent paintings by David Bradford.

City (Black Vertical), Acrylic & Burlap on Panel, 11″ x 14″, 2022

His recent works are executed in acrylic and burlap on panel. They use a language of color/light, compressed space, scale changes, and frontality. Building from these abstract elements, they reference cities, gardens, landscapes, and objects. The paintings seek, to quote Cezanne, “A harmony that is parallel to nature”. 

City (Night III), Acrylic & Burlap on Panel, 16″ x 20″, 2020

“The use of burlap as a pictorial element helps me to work in an improvisational way – sometimes by merging objects and space, or by redefining the boundaries of objects, or by breaking up objects entirely. There is a tension between things observed in nature and the need to improvise, to transform, to invent.” David Bradford

City, Acrylic & Burlap on Panel, 16″ x 20″, 2022

David Bradford has taught painting at Skidmore College, Springfield College, and Western CT State University.  He has shown his work regularly at Bowery Gallery and also at the Flynn Gallery in Greenwich CT, the Washington Art Association Gallery in Washington, CT, and the White Plains Public Library Gallery.  He lives in upstate NY.

About Bowery Gallery: From its beginnings in 1969, Bowery Gallery a cooperative founded by artists has been a force for the expansion of art’s traditions in a venue unconstrained by commercial pressures.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For more information contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.org.

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