Opening Reception of Marilynn Bradley, Straddling the Line of Propriety Exhibition,
Hosted by Arcade Contemporary Art Projects – Webster University Gateway Campus,
Opening Friday, March 11th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Arcade Building. 812 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63101.
A retrospective of the work of Marilynne Bradley, Straddling the Line of Propriety provides an unique view of the artist’s career as a professional who came of age in the 1950s and ’60s and vigorously continues to create today, as a woman and mother, as well as the impact of her career as an art teacher.
The exhibit explores Bradley’s unique skill and approach, which developed in part through training in her BFA from Washington University, her MFA from Syracuse University and her MAT from Webster University. It explores Bradley’s professional roots that took shape in the 1960-70s in architectural drafting and illustrations for fashion advertising, magazine and romance novel covers, spanning into her profession as an art teacher. It continues into what Bradley is most renown for, her ever-evolving practice as an award-winning watercolorist, capturing via her dreamlike brushstrokes and style, a unique visual commentary of her world, with a particular eye on moments and places now only existing in memory, frozen in time and iconography of St. Louis culture. The exhibit continues as it explores the past decade of Bradley’s work, in which she has revisited the architectural style and geometric forms in works that provide color with a differently functioning dimensional power as she compares the evocative parallels of both natural and human-made structure.
Webster University’s Department of Art, Design & Art History (DADAH) invites you to join us in a celebration of the evolution of Marilynne’s practice and her continued contributions to St. Louis and the Webster University communities.
Masks are required at this free event.