FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Draughon
Andrea Schwartz Gallery
545 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
415.495.2090 – Phone
415.495.2094 – Fax
Love & War
June 19 – July 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, Love & War, featuring new paintings by Donald Bradford opening Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Growing up around the family owned wedding chapel, Donald Bradford’s paintings reference his childhood memories of love and marriage. The home where he spent much of his childhood functioned as a full chapel, set just off the kitchen, complete with pews, an organ, and stained glass windows. The chapel was open 24 hours and couples waiting to get married often spilled over into the living and dining rooms of the house. Bradford’s paintings are influenced by the themes of love, weddings, and marriage that dominated the landscape of his early years. In his latest series, Bradford adds elements related to gay marriage and the controversial Proposition 8, which is soon to be decided by the Supreme Court. His paintings of bulletin boards and love letters blend images of “traditional marriage” with the iconography of social equality.
Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona, Donald Bradford now resides in the Bay Area. He received a BFA from University of Arizona, and a MFA from University of California, Santa Barbara. This is his first solo exhibition with Andrea Schwartz Gallery.
Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco in our new gallery space located at 545 – 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG is a member of SFADA. Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 5, Saturday 1 – 5. The gallery will be closed 7/4. For further information and materials please contact Jennifer Draughon at 415-495-2090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com. Thank you!