Karma Gallery in new West Hollywood is showing Peter Bradley’s paintings from the 1970s.press release on the show offers this history:
In the early 1970s, the young painter Peter Bradley expanded the formal and material constraints of abstract painting. Bradley was an early adopter of gel-acrylics, which he valued because they allowed him to paint with immediacy and gave him a nearly infinite range of chromatic possibilities. Instead of traditional brushes, Bradley favored the speed of commercial grade equipment. In 1965, Bradley had started to use a spray gun, which made him among one of the first artists to use the technology. The effect was potent, swift and open. A leader in the development of the Color Field movement, Bradley’s central concern was to release color from its pictorial bounds; he remains unconcerned with labels.
The show runs through November 5, 2022.
Our previous post on Bradley is here.
Bradley’s work is discussed in the book Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques