10 October - 11 November OPENING: Saturday 14 October, 5-8pm (artist talk at 5:30pm)
Mark Bradley-Shoup approaches his daily studio practice from different visions and routines to produce images. Far from a schizophrenic process, the intention of both his abstract and representational work addresses his career long themes; expansion and recession, consumption and growth, and the elegance of devastation.
"After the Reconstruction" responds to the built form, partly for its architectural purpose and partly for the dialogue that these forms have with one another and the space they inhabit.
"I believe in the construction of a painting, laying down a framework for which all subsequent layers will have support to rest upon."
Masking tape, rulers and x-acto blades are just a few of the tools that Bradley-Shoup utilizes to create his works on paper and canvas. Photographs of urban and rural landscapes are deconstructed to build up texture and emphasize certain angles and colors.
"The concept of 'building' a painted image/form allows a more sincere discourse with my interest in the constructed landscape with my fascination of structural form"
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