See you at the 2017 International Juried Exhibition? by John Bradley

Delighted to participate in this show with many talented artists from around the world  -  will include work from my Monologue Series. 

Artist statement for Monologue: "Water leaves marks on the paper like a memory that can’t be erased or obliterated, inadvertent yet unforgettable - all kinds of chance encounters conflicting and blending. The wanton flowing of the water would seek to drown out all detail, features and colors becoming blurred. And where color was not applied, they appear all the more dazzling, formed of rough particles of black and white. My subjects emerged without names, race, identity or background, stubbornly existing - calling out - up until the moment of their discovery. They became the solitary protagonists and I became the attendant of their intimate monologues, sharing with me their secrets."

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ABOUT THE JUROR: Stephen Westfall received his MFA in 1978 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has been exhibiting in the US and internationally since the 1980s. He has works in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark, the Munson Williams Proctor Museum in Utica, New York, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is currently a professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and in the graduate program at Bard University, as well as a Contributing Editor at Art in America. 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Marie-Ange Ackad · Bartosz Beda · Karen Bright · Christine Carr · Sara Catapano · Fehmida Chipty · Sukjin Choi · Mike Cole · Derek Cracco · Rob Crossno · Emily Culver · Sasha de Koninck · Heather Douglas · Brian Dursee · Scott Eakin · Darcy Edwin · Carla Falb · Andrea Ferrigno · Brian Fickett · Morgan Frew · Debra Jayne · Aaron Kalinay · Jill Kerwick · Michael Lemon · Jade Lowder · Kathleen Miles · Charles Mintz · Paul Mordetsky · Kenneth Morgan · Samantha Morris · Mary Murphy · Kevin O’Hara · Joseph Ostraff · Sam Shaffer · Lauren Eve Skelly Bailey · Shyun Song · Elissa Swanger · Michael Tang · Carrie and Eric Tomberlin · Joseph Ursulo · Keith Vogrin · Lisa Warren · Tracy Wascom · Lee White · Curtis Widem · Bill Wolff · Shanlin Ye · Setsuko Yoshida

"Breaking the Cocoon" Group Exhibition | Opens 5 Nov in Harlem by John Bradley

New York, September 12, 2015 - The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Breaking the Cocoon, a contemporary group art show containing eight young artists. Their art works include paintings, installations and electronic media installations. The reception is free and open to the public on November 5, 2017 from 5pm-7pm. The works are on view from November 5 – 28, 2017. These extraordinary pieces reflect the theme of Breaking the Cocoon, demonstrating the artists’ effort to break cultural and social barriers through their work. All eight artists came from other countries to the United States, choosing to embrace American culture, yet keep their own mark. Collectively, they have a rich variety of means to express their understanding of how to “Break the Cocoon” and be reborn in their own art language. In today’s world, it is not just immigrants or artists who look for ways to break their cultural cocoons: many face this challenge in personal ways. This exhibition demonstrates the way these artists have overcome this challenge through the symbolic language, media and method of art."  - Curator Zhang Lan

Twenty Years at 23rd and 10th by John Bradley

Opening Night Sept. 14, 2017 : Shanlin Ye and Director Dru Arstark with Shanlin's Reflection Series. Watercolor on Paper. Produced in 2017

Opening Night Sept. 14, 2017: Shanlin Ye and Director Dru Arstark with Shanlin's Reflection Series. Watercolor on Paper. Produced in 2017

Main Floor Exhibit : Rauschenberg, Nauman, Hewitt and others

Main Floor Exhibit: Rauschenberg, Nauman, Hewitt and others

Full Press Release

I am participating in the 20th Anniversary show at Jim Kempner Fine Art showing now through November 5, 2017. Attending the opening was a phenomenal opportunity to meet with the other gallery artists. 

Artists include Robert Attanasio, Jennifer Bartlett, Christopher Beane, Stanley Casselman, Long Bin Chen, Christo, Jeff Chyatte, Chuck Close, Eduardo Del Valle & Mirta Gomez, Jim Dine, Lin Emery, Sam Francis, Rinaldo Frattolillo, Gianfranco Gorgoni, John Henry, Charlie Hewitt, Tanja Hollander, Jasper Johns, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jay Kelly, Jerry Mischak, David Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Graham Nash, Bruce Nauman, Craig Norton, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Jacob Ouillette, Greg Parker, Robert Petersen, Robert Rauschenberg, Ligorano/Reese, Randy Regier, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Jonathan Santlofer, Sean Scully, Tom Slaughter, Frank Stella, Pal Svensson, Wayne Thiebaud, Boaz Vaadia, Bernar Venet, Andy Warhol, and Shanlin Ye.

Serendipitous Collision of Artists:  Shanlin Ye, Long-Bin Chen and Jacob Ouilettte explore the three floors of Jim's exhibition space and point out the location of their exhibited works

Serendipitous Collision of Artists: Shanlin Ye, Long-Bin Chen and Jacob Ouilettte explore the three floors of Jim's exhibition space and point out the location of their exhibited works

Exhibition 20 Years at 23rd and 10th:  showing works on all three levels of Jim Kempner Fine Art. 

Exhibition 20 Years at 23rd and 10th: showing works on all three levels of Jim Kempner Fine Art. 

Dawn: Exhibit in Soho by John Bradley

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At Gallery 456 managed by Zhou Longzhang (周龙章), curatorial wife-and-husband team Lan Lan (纽约蓝蓝, 张兰)and Michael Daly of Incidental Art curated "Dawn: Exhbition of 7 Artists". The show included work from my Reflection Series (镜像系列 Shanlin Ye, 叶山林). Thanks to Jim Kempner Fine Art for supporting this show. We had the opening reception Sept 1. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with other artists and friends in the NYC Chinese arts community. Below, please enjoy text of the full "master cut" of my interview with Sinotelevision and the edited product. Thanks to Stuart Bradley for the translation. 

Shanlin Ye Reflection Series Featured at United Nations Exhibition by John Bradley

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My work Refelection Series was featured at the United Nations show that opened August 4 organized by Eye Art International and sponsored by Lufthansa. This was the grand finale show after a tour of Asia. This was a controversial show because works from North Korea were secretly spirited out of the country and exhibited. Special thanks to Alex Zheng (郑昕宇) and Cai Chenlin (蔡陈林). 

Opening ceremony Aug 4 featuring work from Shanlin Ye's Reflection series. 

Opening ceremony Aug 4 featuring work from Shanlin Ye's Reflection series. 

Reflection #5. Watercolor on paper. Shanlin Ye. 2017

Reflection #5. Watercolor on paper. Shanlin Ye. 2017

Opening ceremony August 4, 2017

Opening ceremony August 4, 2017

Reception at the United Nations August 4, 2017

Reception at the United Nations August 4, 2017


Press from the show:

http://eyeartinteurnational.org/en/eyeart@un.php

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1gqxvOWQaRgKB

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MOMA's Akili Tommasino: Paperworks 2017 Winners Exhibition by John Bradley

Juror's Statement by Akili Tommasino, Curatoral Assitant, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 

"Paperworks 2017 presents the achievements of an array of artists producing work on, with or about paper today. The exhibitors, who hail from across the United States, master a diversity of artistic mediums: drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, sculpture and video. Conventional illusionism and geometric abstraction coexist in exquisite drawings, prints and collages. Meticulously crafted woven, embossed or cut-paper compositions produce gracefully complex patterns. Sculptural uses of paper - in the round or as relief - subvert expectations, assert paper's architectural properties, and straddle humor and conceptual rigor. Highly individual visions are expressed poetic configuration manifest in photographs, watercolors and video. Digitally generated or manipulated imagery evinces the tremendous impact of in technology on art in all mediums. Whether the material features as support or subject, these selections demonstrate the vibrancy and diversity or artistic practices incorporating paper."

Shanlin Ye Winner Contemporary Artist

十七年蝉—纽约画展札记 by Shanlin Ye

无论是古人图腾崇拜的蝉还是纽约的十七年蝉,它们都是生命轮回的象征,文化背景的不同导致我们的千差万别,但是对生命的赞美却又不谋而合。
— 叶山林

前几日在纽约“On the Verge" 画展上,一对美国夫妻指着我的画,兴奋的问我:“你画的是我们这里每十七年才出来狂欢一次的蝉吗?”我十分不解,说“难道不是每年夏天都有出来欢歌的蝉吗?”他们连连摆手,“不,不,那些是普通的,我说的是那种在地下要蛰伏十七年才会出来一次的特别的家伙,它们出来的时候可是一大盛况哦!” 

Reflection #8 (Shanlin Ye Artist at Jim Kempner Fine Art)

我懵了,文化的差异又一次狭路相逢,激烈的碰撞了一下。我的画室坐落在圣路易斯郊区住所的地下室一隅,平时画画听到的是鸟语蝉鸣,看到的是郁郁山林,想到的是 “蝉噪林逾静,鸟鸣山更幽”。中国古代蝉文化历史悠久,古人把蝉蜕看作羽化成仙,寓有轮回之意的蝉纹最早出现在商周的青铜器上,汉代侍中以蝉为冠饰,取其居高食露,精洁可贵之意。可这个十七年蝉究竟是个什么东东?

Reflection #1 (Shanlin Ye Artist at Jim Kempner Fine Art)

原来这十七年蝉又名周期蝉,只出现在美国东海岸地区,是一种穴居十七年才能化羽而出的蝉。它们在地底蛰伏,每十七年一个轮回,规模巨大,盛况空前,几百亿只蝉一起破土而出,高歌狂欢,庆祝它们短暂而绚丽的最后数周的生命。一个土生土长的华盛顿人甚至会根据周期蝉来计算自己的生命,在十七年蝉于1970年再次出现后,美国摇滚歌星鲍勃·迪伦为它们的阵势所感动,于是写了一首歌《Day of the locusts》歌颂出世的这些蝉类的祖辈。

纽约人的意外解读令人欣喜不已,仿佛我的画又衍生出别的非同寻常的意义,我想无论是古人图腾崇拜的蝉还是纽约的十七年蝉,它们都是生命轮回的象征,文化背景的不同导致我们的千差万别,但是对生命的赞美却又不谋而合。而绘画始终是极具个人色彩的艺术,它私密得更像日记,承载着画者独特的个人经验和体悟, 我的《镜像系列》就是这样充满个人痕迹的作品,期待在具有不同视角和人生经验的观者面前呈现出别样的风景。