Although John is known for ‘abstract’ painting, he recently helped restore this outdoor mural (dating from the time of the Atlanta Olympics) on the main street in Sparta:
A local arts project had proposed for John to turn these two abandoned building across the street into “Marconauts” (sp?)– futuristic space and time travel machines often appearing in his paintings:
All non-photographic artworks below: © John Culver
Unfortunately that proposal hasn’t worked out, but John hopes to create a building-sized “Marconaut” or two on freshly constructed small building-sized structures he’ll be able to move from place to place. These recent birdhouses are his first three-dimensional “Marconauts”:
A “Marconaut” is visible in the bottom right corner of the central frame in this untitled piece from 2015-16:
Another untitled, recently completed work on paper dating from 2012-15: (both pieces are 22×30 inches)
My section of a four-person exhibition with three of my colleagues at Edinboro University:
I picked-up the paintings after arranging for Mr. Thompson’s exhibition at my university’s art gallery. He and Mrs. Thompson made the long drive from Greenville, South Carolina to attend the opening. Many students were enthusiastic about the show which has played to mixed faculty reviews– the ‘outsiders’ have begun to invade the academy!
Bill Brady juried into the Erie, Pennsylvania Art Museum’s annual Spring Show by guest juror Jo Farb Hernandez
Some more of Bill’s new pieces:
Bill’s living room May 2015:
Ron’s new house in Clio, MI last summer:
Article and photographs by Fred Scruton
Bill is finishing-up his winter/spring “sculpting season” (one final sculpture in-progress) and will soon be cutting down a new load of firewood for the winter. The all-glass enclosure around his sculpture studio gets too hot in the summers, and instead he works in the pole barn on his handmade single-engine airplane.
We took some quick pictures of recent sculptures in the living room window, and then continued our on-going video documentation while Bill worked on his final sculpture of the season. All of Bill’s sculptures are made from flat sheets of metal that he cuts, hammers, and welds into balls, circles, cones, and other shapes.
Bill’s work is currently on display in “The Art of the Machine” at Kelly Run Gallery in Cambridge Springs, PA.
above: some sculptures on the dining room table Bill Brady’s dedicated pages
below: recent sculptures from 2013, 2014
Frank and I have scanned drawings from about thirty of his notebooks (a few dozen to go), and for the second year in three, a 24×30 blow-up print made the show. This year’s also sold– congratulations to Frank! The last drawing in the notebook he is holding (dated from today while he was waiting along the lakefront for the opening) looks to belong in next years show!