~JOE BRADLEY .. ANGST ?
JOE BRADLEY – ‘LOTUS BEATERS’
MAY 17 – JUNE 29, 2013
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NYC
the WALL OF DRAWINGS . . . in the last room.
here’s the premise:
it’s funnie to think of JOE BRADLEY and KANYE WEST, in the same breath – let alone the same sentence.
for one thing . . .
KANYE can be annoying, whereas JOE BRADLEY: never.
but both produce work, that speaks l-o-v-e, and: cries out . . . ANGST.
as for drugs, Lotus eaters and . . . beaters !!
KANYE says it best:
“my ego is my DRUG. My drug is, I’m better than all you other motherf—ers.”
WELCOME TO THE ART WORLD !!
KANYE WEST – W MAG QUOTE: HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
the last room presents a wide, yet solemn wall .. of Bradley drawings – on paper.
most are charcoal. some are crayon and charcoal, some are pastels.
they go back to Joe’s ‘figurative’ roots.
they seem as if they sprung freely – but, questioningly.
take a note: the wall of drawings is just as ‘grid’ organized as the individual compositions of the paintings.
so much for free fall.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH