Chasing Rainbows

Betsy Bradley
Chasing Rainbows
Date: 3 December 2021 — 13 February 2022
Location: Ikon Gallery

‘I see my work as an invitation to the present moment – an escape as well as a grounding – which enables the viewer to let go.’ – Betsy Bradley

EOP member and Midlands-based artist Betsy Bradley explores painting as a life force that traces ‘the dance between thought and action,’ in her first major solo exhibition ‘Chasing Rainbows’.

Taking place at Ikon Gallery, Bradley’s inspirations come from what she describes as ‘miraculous everyday phenomena’, such as the incidental colours of a patinated billboard, or the intangible hues of light pollution in the night sky. Inspired by Eastern and Western traditions of Wabi Sabi, Arte Povera, and Monoha, Bradley celebrates chance as a means of freeing her artistic process and the viewer’s experience.

A publication will accompany the exhibition featuring full-colour documentation alongside a conversation between Betsy Bradley and curator Melanie Pocock. Bradley will also produce original screen prints and a limited-edition tote bag available via Ikon Shop. More information about the artist’s practice and exhibition can be found here.