BRADLEY STREEPER: Paintings & Trophies
March 1st – March 31st, 2012
Opening reception Sunday March 4th, 5-7pm
In his first solo exhibition at Stumptown’s Downtown location, Bradley Streeper combines paintings and sculptures to reflect on a culture increasingly dictated by shallow advertising, flashy surfaces, and anxiety-inducing white noise. With surroundings often distorting our definition of value, Streeper points to man’s conflict with the natural world and literally carves out extraneous information from his pieces in an attempt to bring some order to this modern chaos.
Bradley Streeper was born in Bloomington, Illinois in 1977. He studied painting and printmaking at Illinois Wesleyan University earning a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. He received his Master of Fine Art degree from San Diego State University in 2006. Streeper currently lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches part-time at Clark College.
Image: Gold Ring, 2011, burnished water gilt 23K gold, smaltz, 12” x12”