Oil paint has so much life. It really behaves like it wants to behave. You’ll go into a painting with an idea of what you want to do, and forty seconds later your plan has been upended. You always have to deal with these little skirmishes on the canvas.
Gagosian is pleased to present Eric’s Hair, new paintings and sculpture by Joe Bradley.
Weaving together both ironic and earnest cultural references and engagements with the tradition and aesthetics of paint on canvas, Bradley’s maverick oeuvre is built on a diverse and deadpan visual language that defies easy categorization.
In the new works, Bradley tempers the use of color in bold, primary swathes with approaches to form and surface that remain resolutely contingent.
This exhibition is the 2017 Gagosian Oscar show, a highly anticipated annual fixture in the Los Angeles cultural calendar where the art, film, and celebrity communities join to celebrate a key gallery artist on the Thursday evening before the Academy Awards ceremony.