Bradford comments that the show, featuring one work each by eight artists, is meant to "celebrate a time when painting with humanist impulses and intimacy and personal stories is very much in the air and of interest."
Kalm notes that Bradford herself, as an educator and an artist, has inspired "approach and content more interested in a painterly empathy with people than a calculated theory."
James Kalm visits an untitled summer painting exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash featuring the work of Katherine Bernhardt, Alfred Jensen, Chris Johanson, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo and Judith Scott on view through August 5, 2011.
The press release notes that the artists share "hand-wrought qualities and an aggressively direct use of color, texture, and material, their work provokes cultural and psychological readings as well as aesthetic ones... They suggest and supersede a number of dichotomies: abstraction and representation, skilled and unskilled, polished and crude, innocent and knowing."
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