April 29–May 27, 2023
Steve Turner is pleased to present The Water Will Catch Us, a solo exhibition by Bradley McCrary that features recent paintings inspired by the natural beauty of Maine, figure skating, dance and Cèline Dion. McCrary’s figures are depicted as empowered, joyous and fearless even when in danger from a shark, a maelstrom or as the target of an archer’s arrow. His images are built up through layers of textured acrylic paint, a world of his own invention that has been profoundly influenced by his surroundings in rural Maine and his desire to empower queer narratives within the history of figurative and landscape painting.
Bradley McCrary (born 1998, Schenectady, New York) earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2020) and had a solo exhibition with Steve Turner (2022) and has had work in group exhibitions at Waterman Gallery, Providence (2017); Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence (2017 & 2018); Galleria Bibliotè, Rome (2019); Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence (2020) and Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York (2021). This is his second exhibition at Steve Turner.