Bradley Kerl / Exhibitions

Simple Taste is Popular

Bill Willis

Bradley Kerl

Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 8th, 2016, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs through Feb 20, 2016.

 

Art Palace presents Simple Taste is Popular, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Bill Willis and Bradley Kerl. From found imagery devoid of grandeur, Kerl and Willis present painterly explorations of subjects lovingly rendered such as still lives from vintage Italian cooking magazines, mid-century cookbooks and vintage nudie playing cards, resulting in a quotidian landscape.

Willis and Kerl each describe the first leg of their creative process as sifting, scouring, surfing, or mining for source materials that are banal, kitschy, or decidedly “uncool”;  these castoff pictures are chosen for their readiness to accept fantastic and aspirational qualities. Equal parts garish and tender, the final works are fabrications of idealized, indulgent scenarios.

Willis and Kerl both hold MFA degrees from University of Houston, maintain a fresh and steady studio practices, and work as adjunct studio professors.

 

Bradley Kerl- Blind Arcade

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SUMMER SALTS

Opening Reception: Friday, July 18th, 2014, 6-8pm

Exhibition runs through August 16th, 2014.

 

Art Palace is happy to announce Summer Salts, a group show including Justin Boyd, Elaine Bradford, Jeffrey Dell, Peat Duggins, Nathan Green, Tatiana Istomina, Bradley Kerl, Joe Joe Orangias, Linda Post, Raychael Stine, Barry Stone, & Eric Zimmerman.

In the Project Gallery:

 

BRADLEY KERL

Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014, 6-8pm

Exhibition runs through May 24, 2014.