FEATURED ARTIST: BRADLEY RAY FOSTER

          Bradley Ray Foster | photo by Mathew Morley

          Bradley Ray Foster | photo by Mathew Morley

As many of you know, we are showcasing a new artist, Bradley Foster. Bradley Foster is Reux Badly, an autodidact artist with a fancy for synectics and street art. The love of combining various materials such as coffee, watercolor and gin excites his interest in what is considered "high" art. Dancing between the cross pollination of art history, satire and entertainment, he relays multiple social critiques that transcend a retinal experience. 

      Formation and Queen Of Soul  | photo by Lauren Roberts

      Formation and Queen Of Soul  | photo by Lauren Roberts

Our selection of his work is a series of iconic women adorned with vintage and prejudice ads, an attempt to portray a rising anthem of respect for women and the preconceptions they must overcome. Woman is the cultural muse that has always been abused. Much of his art is an attempt to lift her head in reconciliation. Calling into question the expectations of beauty, social limitations, as well as proper painting techniques, he would rather entertain his paintbrush with a bold tale of juxtaposition. Brad's work will ask you: "Are the icons you relish through viral seeking means the unquestionable maestros of the American Scheme"?

       Amy and Bowie | photo by Lauren Roberts

       Amy and Bowie | photo by Lauren Roberts

An excerpt from the Artist's Statement:

 I choose to reach for discarded items with a sense of child’s play and defiance. Fresh fields of interest arise and lead to various forms of work as I employ readymade items to spark significance in questioning the fluid definition of what constitutes valuable art.

 

His original work is available at our salon + spa. Call 615.679.0221 for more information.