No Rules

126 Artist-Run Gallery & Studios, 15 st Bridgets Place, Galway City.

NO RULES by Peter Bradley

Curated by Tom McLean

Runs: 1nd – 17th July 

2 – 10th Oct 12-6 / Closed / 13-17th Oct 12-6

’NO RULES’’ is the debut solo exhibition of new recent works by Galway based visual artist Peter Bradley.

126 Artist-Run Gallery is delighted to announce our next show opening this Friday 1st October, this exhibition is in conjunction with Circuit Arts Festival and the opening will act as the official launch. 

For more exhibitions and events on the circuit arts (1-10th Oct) trail please visit our website or social media pages.

Since graduating from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2014 with a first class honours BA in Painting, Bradley has exhibited work in group shows with The Royal Hibernian Academy, The Royal Ulster Academy, The Hermione Annual Exhibition, and was shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait prize in 2016 and Zurich Portrait Prize in 2018. He has been awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award by the Galway City Council in 2017, and the R.C. lewis Crosby Award for Painting in 2013. Bradley lives and works in Galway City.

Identity, gender, sex, and sexuality are prevalent themes in the work of painter Peter Bradley. Having had an obsession with Identity and gender from a young age, Bradley’s investigation is driven by the artifice of social constructionism and is inspired by those individuals who do not feel constrained by outdated ideas of what is acceptable or expected of them. His paintings are an analysis of identity presentation between and beyond the gender binary and a celebration of self-expression. This collection speaks to the ever evolving realisation that gender, sex, and sexuality all exist on a spectrum. 

Sometimes things may not make sense. You need to navigate a space to gain a different perspective. Sometimes things won’t ever fully make sense. Maybe you don’t need to understand it to appreciate it.

There are infinite layers and elements to an individual’s identity. 

There are No Rules.

  1. Dandy – Oil on canvas 91x119cm NFS
  1. Freeman – Oil / Resin 69x75cm NFS
  1. No Rules – Back wall installation NFS
  1. Sonder – Oil on canvas panel 61×92 NFS
  1. Portal – Oil on canvas panel 61×92 NFS
  1. Untitled – Oil on copper/patina 93x138cm NFS
  1. Mystic – Oil / Spray paint / Varnish on perspex 70×77 NFS
  1. Virtue II – Oil on canvas panel / perspex / acrylic ink 87x148cm NFS