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View A Conversation with Peter Bradley at Woodstock School of Art

View A Conversation with Peter Bradley below:


The Woodstock School of Art, in collaboration with Emerge Gallery, is pleased to host an interview with Color Field and abstract artist Peter Bradley on Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2 PM. The discussion is a preview to the exhibition Peter Bradley: New Work to be held at Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, NY, June 1-30, 2019.

Space is very limited. It is suggested that you reserve your space today: / (845) 247-7515 or

photographed by Sean Donnola for New York Times

Artist and independent curator Ellen Martin will discuss with Peter Bradley his work and career that spanned over fifty years. Points of discussion will include curating the first major show in the US to comprehensively integrate white modernists with their black contemporaries; his work as New York’s original black art dealer — Associate Director at the prestigious Perls Gallery on Madison Ave where he sold Calders, Picassos and other 20th century modern masters; his time spent in South Africa in the 1980s responding to apartheid through sculpture; the importance of music and art; and Bradley’s love for Golden Paints, among other topics. The interview will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Bradley combined rich layers of color with broad gestural moments in working with the newly developed acrylic gel paint by Sam Golden. His work expanded the expressiveness found in acrylic painting and had a direct influence on many abstract artists, notably the New New Painters of the late 1970s. Peter Bradley’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of galleries and museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, The New York City Museum of Art, African American Museum in Dallas, The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, and Johannesburg Art Foundation in South Africa. In 2017 Bradley completed an Artist in Residence at the Squire Foundation.

We Should Be Heroes, acrylic and mixed media, 42" H x 72" W

THE WOODSTOCK SCHOOL OF ART, INC. is a not-for-profit, educational institution located in NY’s famed artists’ colony of Woodstock. Classes are offered year round in fully climate controlled studios in historic bluestone and native timber buildings. Classes are open to all, with no entrance requirements or experience necessary. 2470 NY-212 in Woodstock, NY,

EMERGE GALLERY focuses on emerging artists from the Hudson Valley, NY, region and beyond by hosting monthly solo and group art exhibitions, poetry readings, workshops, and other events. 228 Main St in Saugerties, NY.

ELLEN MARTIN was born on the Museum Mile in New York City and earned her BA in Art History from Brooklyn College. She is an artist, independent curator and founder of the Jersey Artist Registry. Ellen currently lives in Red Bank, NJ.

Numbered and signed reproduction prints of "We Should Be Heroes" is available on high quality art paper here

Signed exhibition posters are available here

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