The Bowery Gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting a series recent paintings by David Bradford. For this exhibition, Bradford reveals colorful and expressive still-lifes and landscape paintings illustrating the scenery of towns and cities in Montana, California, and upstate New York where he currently lives.
About his style, Bradford says, “While the main focus of my work over the last 15 years or so has been the landscape and still life, I have always been drawn to abstraction and its expressive possibilities. My love for the immediacy of cubist and abstract painting has certainly informed what I do when I paint from nature.”
He goes on to explain that his subjects “are usually things and places in my immediate environment, and I decide to paint them after a long process of looking, drawing, thinking, imagining, and more drawing. I want to translate the motif into a new, structural language of color and space – one which is, in a sense, more real, because it is reality filtered, distilled, and concentrated.”
According to the Bowery Gallery’s website, Bradford often exhibits his work there as well as the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Mass. He is also an art teacher who has taught at Springfield College, in Massachusetts, as well as the summer art program at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. To view more of Bradford’s work visit his official website here.
At the Bowery Gallery, 550 W. 25th St., through Feb 23. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.