8/23/2007

BradyART—Street Life Exhibition



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2006, 13 x 13 x 2 in. (framed)
Mixed media with found object, thread and oil on canvas. Available for purchase or corporate lease.

Street Life
David Brady and Norm Maxwell
Norm Maxwell Gallery Presents Street LIfe, an exhibition of recent paintings and mixed media works by David Brady and Norm Maxwell.
Exhibition Runs through August
Norm Maxwell Gallery
2049 Sawtelle Blvd.(@ Bundy)
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Man, what beautiful and intense work is done by David Brady! I have to say that I was quite moved while looking at his newest series works, Street Life. There is a really nice match up between subject matter and choice of media. I felt the subtle political messages built up in his work simply by the textures that he chose to reflect them. EXCELLENT work here...I really wish I lived on the other side of the country so I could see these in person! I can't feel the texture from here....except in my mind and imagination!

I am a sucker for the street art movement and I have been watching graffiti since I was a child visiting my grandparents in Brooklyn and Long Island. It gets a serious response from me, especially when used so appropriately. His site has a lot of pieces, including works from his new show, Street Life. I think my favorite piece is "Apathy", shown below.


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2007, 33 x 61 x 3 in. (framed)
Mixed media with found objects, wire, thread with oil on canvas. Available for purchase or corporate lease.


2 comments:

Mick said...

Jeepers! Brady's work is fascinating indeed and I feel just about the same way as regards street art, graffiti and other "outsider art" ... my hat is off to you, Julie, for all of the good work you do here. This may well be the find of the week for me!

julie said...

Thanks, I also was enthralled after not having visited his site for awhile. Somehow his stuff really got me, unlike some political imagery.
:)


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