blue rain features new artist david bradley
February 1, 2008 Blue Rain Gallery is excited and honored to represent the uniquely wonderful paintings of award winning Chippewa artist David Bradley. David Bradley’s paintings are beautifully composed pictorial compositions with a narrative, folk approach often containing whimsical, humorous and/or social commentary themes. Two masterfully composed paintings received at the gallery are examples of Bradley’s fun and humorous side. Sleeping Indian is a take off from Henri Rousseau’s 1897 modern masterpiece titled Sleeping Gypsy. While his other painting- Georgia O’Keeffe/Whistler’s Mother is a paradoxical interpretation of James Whistler’s famous painting Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist’s Mother (colloquial name: Whistler’s Mother). You can view both of these fantastic paintings currently shown on our website. Blue Rain Gallery will feature major new works by Mr. Bradley during our 2008 Indian Market event. David Bradley is also this year’s poster artist for the upcoming 50th Annual Heard Museum Fair and Market. An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe, Bradley received an Associate of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Art as well a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of Santa Fe in 1980. Peter Stoessel Executive Director, Blue Rain Gallery View works by David Bradley by clicking here.