Lowell Ryan Projects debuted Giant Country by William Bradley and Cone Age by Madison Brooks. An opening art party was held on August 26, 2023. However, both exhibition runs through October 7, 2023.

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Giant Country features large-scale colorful abstract paintings and a series of intimately-scaled collages made with construction paper. The exhibition focuses on Bradley’s exploration of form, gesture, and narrative while balancing a reverence for those who came before him often with a permeable sense of wonder and humor. The title of the exhibition, Giant Country, is a reference to Bradley’s childhood home in Yorkshire, UK and its influence on his artistic practice.

Giant Country William Bradley

Both literally and figuratively, Giant Country refers to the large shoes that Bradley must fill growing up in Yorkshire. Yorkshire is the birthplace of renowned British artists such as David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth, John Hoyland, and Henry Moore. Additionally, Bradley shares a first and last name with one of the tallest men ever to live known by the alias ‘The Yorkshire Giant.’ He performed in freak shows during his time and is currently commemorated with a yearly festival. The title further references Roald Dahl’s novel The BFG, popular during Bradley’s childhood, with ‘Giant Country’ being the fantastical land where the Big Friendly Giant came from.

William Bradley, Giant Country (detail), 2023

William Bradley 

Bradley was born in York, United Kingdom, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He earned a MA Fine Art in Painting from Wimbledon College of Art, UAL in 2008 and BA in Art and Design form York St John University in 2007. He has exhibited at galleries and institutions including Galerie Richard, Paris, France and New York, NY; Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany; EB & Flow Gallery, London, UK; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA; and Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY.

Madison Brooks

Cone Age is a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Madison Brooks. The artist explores human interactions and world-building concepts through the use of ceramics and installation based works. Brooks utilizes a keen sense of humor and focus on accessibility in her artworks. She graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in 2023. Brooks has also participated in exhibitions throughout the Bay Area. Cone Age is the artist’s first exhibition with Lowell Ryan Projects. It is also the first solo exhibition the gallery is presenting in its outdoor garden.

On view: August 26, 2023 – October 7, 2023

What: New Exhibitions
Where: Lowell Ryan Projects, 4619 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
When: Running through October 7, 2023
Website: https://www.lowellryanprojects.com/

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