Callum Innes, From Memory

22.09.20 - 31.12.20

Jyll Bradley’s installations, drawings and sculptures draw upon aspects of minimalism to express a personal engagement with identity and place. Light is an important protagonist in her practice, and she talks of using it to bring things into the present.

Her work often combines craftsmanship with industrial fabrication through dynamic pairings of materials from different art histories or traditions, for instance Edge-Lit Plexiglas with re-purposed timber or fluorescent paint on vintage carbon paper. In doing so she invites reflection on aspects of self, time and environment.

Bradleys work often engages with site and the creation of new spaces. Most recently this has led to ambitious public realm commissions including Green Light For M.R. for The Folkestone Triennial, Le Jardin hospitalier, a major permanent work for Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Lille, France and Dutch Light for Agneta Block, for Turner Contemporary, Margate. These works also reflect her long interest in the human connection to plants and the structures, such as hop gardens and glasshouses that are built to capture light for green growth.

Jyll Bradley studied at Goldsmiths College, and The Slade. She has exhibited in the UK and internationally including, The British Art Show, Hayward Gallery, London Museo De Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China, Arnolfini, Bristol, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Newlyn Art Gallery, The Exchange, Penzance, the Bluecoat, Liverpool 2011 The National Library of Australia, The Drawing Room, London and New Art Centre, Roche Court, Sculpture in the City.

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