Katherine Bradford at CANADA
Katherine Bradford's show, Friends and Strangers at CANADA moves beyond swimmers and divers and into the murky arena of groups and individuals navigating relationships. We are brought into Bradfords intimate fold in paintings like "All of Us" in which figures turn away from a nude woman, levitating in front of us, supported by jet streams of her breast milk. "Yellow Dress" features a woman in a Judith of Holofernes pose which is complicated by the babies coming from/hiding out under, her dress. Bradfords surreal figurative abstraction gets more powerful as she takes on our social fabric at a time we are falling apart.
|All of Us, 2018 , Acrylic on Canvas, 80 x 136 in|
|detail: All of Us|
|Yellow Dress, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 66 in|
|detail: Wedding Circle|
|Water Lady, 2018 , Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 68 in|
|detail: Water Lady|