Rebecca Bradley’s paintings explore how our sense of place is not certain but contingent upon what we believe and what we choose to remember. In recent work she contemplates the margins of urban and rural landscapes such as suburbs, coastlines and agricultural land, with their potential to evoke and obscure the transience of natural and human narratives.
Solo exhibitions include: Situate
, Parade, Margate, UK, (2013); Postcards
, Enniskillen Visual Arts Festival, Co. Fermanagh, (2010); Soft Days
, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarberry, Co. Cork, (2009). Group exhibitions include: There’s a Ghost in My House 2
Symposium and Exhibition, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, (2015); Sulumuc
, Tactic Gallery, Sample-Studios, Cork, (2014); Land and Sea
, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, (2011); Miami SCOPE Art Fair, (2010).Reviews
“She uses found materials such as foxed paper and faded postcards to make quietly restrained paintings of gentle decay. The results at first seem muted and spare, almost minimal, but also present an absorbing investigation into the transitions between two and three dimensional spaces, using shallow relief, recession and torn, frayed layers.” - Sarah Kelleher, writer and curator, in Paper Visual Art Journal.
"Outstanding textural paintings based on landscape"- Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times visual art critic.Rebecca Bradley | Provisional View
is presented as part of Sounds from a Safe Harbour
, a brand new festival of music, art and conversation initiated and curated by Bryce Dessner of The National and Cork Opera House CEO, Mary Hickson.