Thomas Solomon Gallery
October 17 – November 14, 2009
Reception for the Artist: Saturday October 17, 2009 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Thomas Solomon Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works on paper by Los Angeles artist BRAD EBERHARD. This is Eberhard’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, following last season’s very successful show of paintings at Thomas Solomon Gallery @ Cottage Home. The show will open the 2009-2010 season at Thomas Solomon Gallery with a reception for the artist on Saturday October 17, 6 – 9 PM at 427 Bernard Street, Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Brad Eberhard is a painter’s painter, exploring the boundless potential of image making in the medium of abstraction. Working with great facility using oil and acrylic and paper, Eberhard’s new works on paper straddle the boundaries between painting, drawing and collage. The compositions begin in the spirit of organic evolution; as with his paintings, the artist incorporates found images, tearing and erasing in an organic fashion. In much the same way as a draftsman’s or biologist’s “cross section” exposes the invisible networks of a more complex system, Eberhard’s aim is to begin to expose not only something unseen by the viewer, but also to illustrate connections between the works. The collages are playful, serious, complex and simple, portraying beauty and conceptual depth with great confidence.
Bard Eberhard was educated at Occidental Collage, Los Angeles (BA Studio Art) and Claremont Graduate University (MFA 2007). A native of Southern California, Eberhard’s first solo exhibition was at Thomas Solomon Gallery @ Cottage Home (2009). Recent group exhibitions include LA Now, Vegas Art Museum (2008); Themes and Variations, New Abstraction in Los Angeles, Torrance Art Museum (2007); Painting’s Edge, Riverside Art Museum (2005) and Seasonal Pictures, Acme., Los Angeles (2009). The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.