“Whether you like it or not, you’re a fool”

The press release for Joe Bradley’s show at CANADA declares that his new grease-pencil paintings “draw on the paradox between the modernist impulse towards a raw source of art in the ‘primitive’ and the seamless presentation of a resolved art object. The Schmagoo Paintings are comparable to both Jean Dubuffet’s use of the art of … read more… ““Whether you like it or not, you’re a fool””

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“A No Paintings Biennial would’ve at least made everyone hysterical”

Jerry Saltz writes that the Whitney Biennial curators obviously have eyes for installation, sculpture, and video only. “There are 81 artists in this show, only seven of them painters by my count. Four of them—Olivier Mosset, Robert Bechtle, Mary Heilmann, and Karen Kilimnik—have been lauded for years. The youngest painter, Joe Bradley, 32, contributes three … read more… ““A No Paintings Biennial would’ve at least made everyone hysterical””

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