March 10, 2020

about being transported

The New York Studio School has a great program of lectures this year. This evening, I attended Katherine Bradford's talk, "answering the most often asked questions about her work". A packed house, it's always great to visit the old school and smell the paint.

Bradford is a local favorite, her openings are packed with full strata East coast art world cognoscenti. I wanted to get to know more about her oeuvre from her testament, tonight was a great opportunity. It was nice to hear her cite my old friend Henry Taylor as one of her influences. I thought of that classic Picasso documentary of him painting on glass, particularly how an artist starts off with one motif and eventually transforms it into another. It seems that Bradford likes to arc like Pablo did. Also, I thought of Kasimir Malevich's pre and post abstract paintings, his Ukranian folk roots, especially as they were transformed/energized by Suprematism.

I took notes.



Posted by Dennis at March 10, 2020 9:53 PM

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