I can’t seem to get off the Joe Bradley fence. Are these paintings funny (in the haha art way*) or are they just not very good? I wasn’t impressed when I saw the work in person last Friday at CANADA, but I tend to change my mind about Bradley’s work after sitting with it a while. Perhaps I need to visit Gavin Brown to see his concurrent show of abstractions at Gavin Brown to really understand the work. Still, right now, I’m thinking the painting’s probably aren’t very good but with a little less certainty than I had last weekend.
*haha art way = a sensibility specific to the art world whereby the mildly absurd is interpreted as LOL funny.
*This post was updated to include a mention of Bradley concurrent solo show at Gavin Brown.