ART 101 inaugurates the new back gallery with a two-person exhibition, “Earth, Hands & Fire” and “Girls on Bicycles.” Brenda Bradley’s provocative and biotic sculptures are paired with the fluent pastel drawings of Dylan Williams. The exhibit opens on October 10 and closes on November 2. The opening reception is on October 10, from 7 to 9 pm, in conjunction with the COLLECT WILLIAMSBURG event.
Bradley’s deep connection to the clay that is her medium “allows (her) to explore ancient cultures and the diversity of nature….depict metamorphosis, suggest evolution, and digest the artistic response to theory.” (BB’08) She has shown at the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY since 1999 and at several galleries in Williamsburg, including ART 101 in 2005 and 2006. She received her MFA from Pratt in1999.
Dylan Williams is well known for his urban landscapes. He exhibits in both Mexico and New York. In 2008 alone, he had two solo shows: “Carnet De Voyage” at the Galeria Alfonsina, in Guanajuato, Mexico; and “Urban Eye” at the Alan Sheppard Gallery in New York. The new pastels, like all of Williams’ work, are his highly personal response to his environment. He studied painting in Mexico with John Nevin and in New York at the Art Students League. He recently received an award from the Urban Artists Initiative.