David Zwirner have announced the representation of Joe Bradley. A solo exhibition of new work by the artist will be presented at their New York location in spring 2024.
American artist Joe Bradley (b. 1975) is widely recognized for his expansive visual practice that encompasses painting as well as sculpture and drawing. Over the past twenty years, Bradley has constantly reinvented his approach to his art, creating a distinctive body of work that has ranged from modular, minimalist-style paintings and sculptures; to rough-hewn, heavily worked surfaces featuring pictographic and abstract elements; to recent refined and layered compositions that, as critic Roberta Smith notes, “balance gracefully between representation and abstraction.” The artist has consistently explored the possibilities of certain formal elements—such as line and, above all, color— combining references that are art historical, cultural, and personal to create work that is characterized by a vivid interplay between the formally composed and considered, and the spontaneous and instinctive.
David Zwirner states,
I am incredibly excited that Joe Bradley has decided to join the gallery. I’ve been a fan of his work for more than a decade and believe that Joe is one of the most original voices working in American painting today. While his practice is firmly situated in the lineage of great American abstraction, his deep knowledge of European painting and his playful approach to figuration render his work endlessly surprising and unpredictable. We’re thrilled to present our first show with Joe Bradley here in New York in the spring of 2024.