Thursday, April 19, 2018

344: Persistence of Paradox Show

"Out of the fires of desire and despair are forged all the formerly irreconcilable opposites of paradox."Cypher

–OVER the last two decades, I have been trying to combine the seemingly irreconcilable worlds of woodcut and oil painting. In my latest show, opening tomorrow (April 20, 2018) at Alpine Art in Salt Lake City, I demonstrate the fusion of those paradoxical art forms. Tonight, between 6 and 8, I will give a talk about the art and process of the 28 pieces included in the show. I hope to see you there.

Many of the pieces have a QR code attached which add a deeper level of context to the pieces. For those unable to attend I embed the videos below.

The last video (above) was filmed on April 5, 2016, over two years ago. It was at that moment I knew I wanted to mount a show of paintings based entirely on imagery from my graphic novel but the technical means had not presented themselves. It took two years of rumination and one week of exposure to new ideas to finally move forward with the show. I'm extremely proud of the show and hope you will be able to drop by for a visit. It will be on display until May 25, 2018.

Brad Teare –April 2018

Above: Your Move, 48" x 24", acrylic markers on canvas, available at Alpine Art.


  1. These videos are absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing. I watched them all. Entertainment level is great.

    1. Thanks, Steve! I appreciate the positive feedback. It was a fun project and I think it made for an enjoyable show.

  2. This is altogether a different level.of creativity, I am awestruck at the beauty and the amazing genious!

    1. Thanks, Padmaja. The show is a bit of a milestone in some ways as it represents the fusion of my drawing skills with my painting ability. There was a lot of energy at the show which was well attended. Overall very fun! Thanks for your kind words.


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