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Joe Bradley EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Untitled
Joe Bradley
Untitled

2006

Acrylic on canvas in seven parts

Overall dimensions approximately 205.7 x 68.6
Using minimalism for its associations with high modernism, as well as for its legacy in the form of Ikea reproducibility, Bradley’s canvases proudly assert their objecthood as well as their ‘easy assemble’ irony. His simplified painterly lexicon brings together associations of mass media: tv test patterns, arcade graphics, and commercial logos, under his own brand of ‘slacker’ aesthetic. Through his retro-futuristic style, Bradley critically pokes fun at the commodification of art while simultaneously addressing the possibilities of contemporary painting.
Wolf
Joe Bradley
Wolf

2006

Acrylic on canvas, in four parts

Overall dimensions approximately 233.7 x 73.7cm
Bradley seamlessly merges the disparate traditions of painting’s history and consumer graphics to develop abstracted ‘figures’ which are uncannily archetypal. In Wolf, four brown canvases marred with scatological splatters function as a reductive stand in for the ravenous and beastly. Paring down pictorial representation to its most diminutive form Bradley encapsulates the essence of character and narrative, raising the logo-istic shorthand of information transaction to the eminence of high art appreciation.
Mystery Boga
Joe Bradley
Mystery Boga

2006

Acrylic on canvas, in four parts

Overall dimensions approximately 268 x 91 cm
In championing the abject, Bradley engages with the problems of painting itself. Each arrangement reveals the processes of theatricality and illusion, creating a sense of narrative and personal gesture through generic attributes of colour, line, shape, and composition. Behind their tongue in cheek parody, Bradley’s paintings resolve the detachment of hard edged abstraction with an affectionate intimacy; each work commands mediation through its understated integrity.
Trans (Alien)
Joe Bradley
Trans (Alien)

2006

Acrylic on canvas, in five parts

Overall dimensions approximately 268 x 91 cm
Executed on cheap pre-fab canvases, and painted with intentional mediocrity, Bradley’s paintings are immediately sympathetic in their impoverished aesthetic. Towering with a commanding primitivism – alluding to both totems and obsolete computer graphics –
Bradley’s works transact on the transcendent spiritualism of monochrome painting, instead offering a brazen contemplation of unabashed dumbness.
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Joe Bradley
Untitled

2006

Acrylic on canvas in seven parts

Overall dimensions approximately 267 x 198 cm
Joe Bradley’s work reconfigures the daunting spectrum of minimalist painting with an endearing sense of humility and pathos. Arranging his canvases in the shapes of absurd and clunky figures, Bradley subverts the subtle grids of Ad Reinhardt and the pantone hued planes of Ellsworth Kelly, infusing traditional formalism with cartoon humour. Through this merger of abstraction and figuration, Bradley embraces equally the non-objective ideals of 70s art and a contemporary humanist approach to high culture.

Joe Bradley's BIOGRAPHY

Joe Bradley
Born 1975, Maine, New England
Lives and works in New York



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
FREEKS, Peres Projects, Berlin
Chris Martin and Joe Bradley, Mitchell Innes and Nash, New York, NY

2009
New Work, Fortescue Avenue / Jonathan Viner, London
Eat at Joe's, Peres Projects, Berlin
Like a Turkey Through Corn, Peres Projects, Los Angeles

2008
Schmagoo Paintings, CANADA, New York, NY

2007
Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto Canada
Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Two Person Show with Sarah Braman, Dicksmith, London, England

2006
Kurgan Waves, CANADA, New York, NY
PS 1 Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY

2003
Project Room, Kenny Schachter, ConTEMPorary, New York, NY

2002
New Paintings, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Shape Language, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
You Were There, Rachel Uffner, New York, NY
Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon Portugal
In There, Out Here curated by Bill Saylor, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
New York Minute, MACRO Foundation, Rome Italy
Huma Bhabha, Joe Bradley, Jason Fox, Baker Overstreet, Aurel Schmidt, Paolo Curti, Milan, Italy
Joe Bradley, Mario Correa, Allison Miller, Alex Olsen, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Forgotten in the Smile, curated by Matteo Callegari, ENVOY, New York, NY “Minneapolis”, Peres Project, Los Angeles
Whaddya Wanna Be a Flower? Alexander and Bonin, New York
Slough, David Nolan Gallery, New York
ab-strac-tion-al, Museum 52, New York
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Denmark
Leaves of Ash, Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2008
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim Momin
Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Ambivalent figuration; people, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2007
Dangling Man, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Cabinet of Curiosities, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Heralds of Creative Anachronism, D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Zach Feuer, New York, NY
Silicone Valley, PS1 Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY
Crystal Crunch, curated by Taylor McKimens, Perugi artecontemporanea, Padua, Italy

2006
Goose Steppin, atm gallery, New York, NY
Under Pressure, Art:Concept, Paris, France
Mangoes, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
AXIS OF PRAXIS, Midway Contermporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
CANA)RICO?, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Searching for Love and Fire, David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

2005
New York's Finest, CANADA, New York, NY

2004
Under the Sun, Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto, ON

2003
Joy to the Max, collaborative installation with Eunice Kim, ATM gallery, NYC, NY
No Platform, Just a Trampoline, curated by Nate Lowman,
Marcus Ritter Gallery, New York, NY
Art Band, curated by Kenny Schachter, Capitale, New York, NY
Gone Fishing, Allston Skirt, Boston, MA
What's Growing in Your Garden, atm gallery, New York, NY

2002
Friends and Family, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

2000
Here Comes Rhodey, curated by Dike Blair, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA