Saatchi Art presents Robot World by Church of Type

Artist-led tour with Kevin Bradley

Saturday, November 21
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Culver City - Los Angeles
Past
Exhibit Preview & Tour

    Please join Saatchi Art chief curator Rebecca Wilson for an artist-led tour of Robot World presenting new monotypes by Kevin Bradley and his Church of Typography.

    Artist Kevin Bradley will lead a tour through his current exhibition Robot World presented by the world's leading online gallery Saatchi Art at the Helms Bakery District in Culver City. 

    Following a screening of an acclaimed documentary short tracing his roots from Tennessee to California, Kevin Bradley will lead a tour through Robot World, sharing insight into his labor-intensive process of printmaking using historical and handmade metal and wood-block moveable type. 

    Over the last 22 years Bradley has amassed an unparalleled collection of hand-carved woodblocks and metal moveable type with 1,000 fonts—one of the world’s most important bodies of contemporary authentic letterpress in the world—in addition to making his own blocks.

    Robot World presents 14 works that are part of an ever-growing universe of abstracted creatures defined by Bradley’s distinctive style with its intricate, labor-intensive printing techniques, thick, inky layers, and his stunning contemporary take on a traditional medium.

    Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP of Art Advisory at Saatchi Art, Robot World is Kevin Bradley's first solo show in Los Angeles.

    For more information about the show, please visit Saatchi Art.

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    About the artist

    Kevin Bradley

    Over the last 22 years, Kevin Bradley has amassed an unparalleled collection of hand-carved woodblocks and metal moveable type with 1,000 fonts—one of the world’s most important bodies of contemporary authentic letterpress in the world—in addition to making his own blocks.

    Robot World presents 14 works that are part of an ever-growing universe of abstracted creatures defined by Bradley’s distinctive style with its intricate, labor-intensive printing techniques, thick, inky layers, and his stunning contemporary take on a traditional medium.

    “There are no short-cuts as an artist and designer,” he says. “It is the connection that links to the past to the future in the present, one letter and one print at a time, since 1439.”

    Originally from Tennessee, Bradley moved to Los Angeles two years with 30 tons of letterpress equipment. He has declared his new home “the most important letterpress city in America”.

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    Loved having a coffee and hearing about what's happening right now in la

    Anytime we can introduce artists to those who may not know their work, it's good for all. i found myself wishing for more examples of each artist's work - perhaps 3 or 4 pieces - that would give me a deeper understanding of their talent and how they think. it could be current pieces or even an early to current span to show their growth and direction. very much enjoyed the hosts' work that was up as well.

    Great fun hearing the artist talk in detail about his process, his history and how his artistic vision developed.

    it was real interesting to hear the artist explain the process first hand. the paintings were also amazing. it was great to discover m. fisch's work and to hear him describe the context in which he painted. thank you for the experience!


    Great fun hearing the artist talk in detail about his process, his history and how his artistic vision developed.

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    Venue (details disclosed after RSVP)
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