Joe Bradley: Sub Ek

12 Sep 2020 — 31 Oct 2020

Installation view, Joe Bradley: Sub Ek, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2020 © Joe Bradley Courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York
Galerie Eva Presenhuber is delighted to present Sub Ek, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition with the American artist Joe Bradley.

The exhibition Sub Ek brings together 10 paintings and 46 drawings that wrap colorful, dream-like beings, objects, and shapes in a dense, gloomy atmosphere. Even though they have an undercurrent of almost childlike, naive cheerfulness—as Bradley intended—there is also something psychedelic, almost threatening, in how loose, how vivid their floating lines and compositions are.

It is the first time that the artist has sparked a dialogue between his canvases and his works on paper—as if they were nodding to each other. “That’s been a stubborn desire over the last five years: to bring more drawing into the painting, and more of what’s happening into my paintings. I get the feeling that uniting those two things will make for a more holistic practice.”