Sculptor Chris Bradley is interested in the real, everyday things around us. Like Warhol, he’s attracted to ordinary objects, such as potato chips and pizza boxes. For Bradley, the everyday world is a resource used to access what is not apparent at first glance.
This conceptual reading of his work also describes his material process. What appear to be throwaway materials, like cardboard boxes and junk food, might actually be painted steel or cast bronze. But since Bradley’s objects are so finely crafted, it is often difficult to tell if you are looking at a commonplace object or its representation.