Joe Bradley: Painting in an Expanded Field - 'More Gimmick than Substance'? [http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/joe-bradley--april-02-2016/exhibition-images]
'Joe Bradley’s protean oeuvre is built on a diverse, curated visual language. Though always squarely in the realm of painting, Bradley’s series vary wildly in formal and aesthetic qualities. From the “modular” shaped canvases of pristine color fields tapped from the minimal canon, to rudimentary line drawings on found cardboard and post-its, to saturated, unprimed canvases, unceremoniously stitched together, Bradley’s evocations of exalted and disposable culture lend equivalency to the discrete elements as they champion the materials of their making'. [http://www.gagosian.com/artists/joe-bradley].
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