January 5th – February 10th, 2018
Artist Reception: Thursday, January 25th, 6-8pm
Gallery160 – 2nd floor
I’ve always loved the decorative arts and nature and try to bring some of both into to my artwork. The language of decoration is fascinating and empowering – a path to memories, cultural habits, family, friends, and community rituals. I explore decorative traditions in my painting while striving for a modern energy and edge.
I believe that every living thing strives in its own way to strive, reach and connect with other things. Nothing animate lives in isolation and, however determinedly lonely, lives through lines of connection. Line is integral to my sense of design.
In my “Searchers and Strugglers” series I combine acrylic painting and collage techniques with expressionism to graphic realism. I’m using images of birds to explore themes of struggle, friendship, relationships, leaving home and forced flight.
Lori Bradley holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, a Master of Art Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD), a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, GA. Lori taught at the Atlanta College of Art (now the Savannah College of Art and Design) for five years. She was a Department Chair from her second semester on and designed the first studio-major program in Electronic Media at the Atlanta College of Art. Lori taught for eight years at UMD in the Department of Art Education and developed curricula for the Technology in the Arts Classroom series of special topics courses. She currently teaches Four-Dimensional Design, Two-Dimensional Design and Drawing at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband and ever-expanding pack of rescue dogs while maintaining a studio at the Hatch Street Studios.
Lori’s work is included in numerous private collections throughout the United States. She exhibits her artwork in juried exhibitions nationally, shows her work locally at galleries such as; Colo Colo Gallery, Gallery 65 on William, the Judith Klein Gallery and Studio in New Bedford, MA, and AZ Fine Arts in Wellesley, MA. She is represented by Isherwood Gallery in Newport, RI, and Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. She is a member of ArtWorks/NBAM in New Bedford, MA, and participates in the annual New Bedford Open Studios and South Coast Artist’s Studio Tours. In recent years, her artwork has been included in juried print shows in the Newport Review, American Art Collector books, and Art New England magazine. Other exhibit venues include the Whitney Center for Arts in Pittsfield, MA, CACE Gallery in Fort Morgan, CO, the Annual International Alternative Digital Printing Exhibitions at the Booksmart Studio Gallery in Rochester, NY, the biannual State of Clay Exhibition at both the Lexington Arts Center and the Fuller Museum of Craft in Brockton, MA, The Digital Insight Exhibition at the Fuller Museum, the Decorator’s Showcase of Homes, Portsmouth,RI, The Art of Mosaic Exhibition at the Somerville Museum in Somerville, MA, An American Craftsman Galleries in New York, NY, Tree’s Place Gallery in Orleans, MA, Gallery X in New Bedford, MA, Hope Gallery in Portsmouth, RI, All Fired Up Pottery and Gallery in Newport, RI, Art and Soul Gallery in Cranston, RI, Red Shift Gallery in Denver, CO, The Berkshire Arts Festival, The Rustic Show in Danbury, CT, The Fine Furnishings Providence,RI Shows, The Craft Today Exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, and at the Marion Arts Center in Marion, MA.
**Most artwork is for sale, please call Amazing Things for prices: 508-405-2787. A portion of proceeds go to our Galleries, but the majority goes to supporting local artists like Lori!
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsor!
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashland, Hollison, & Natick Cultural Councils, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency