Katherine Bradford -- Swimmers in Fog


Archival pigment print in colors on Hahnemühle museum etching paper
36 x 26 3/4 in.
Edition 90/125 + 12APs + 6PPs
Signed and numbered by artist
Floated in custom white wood frame with UV plexi

Employing her iconic bather motif, 'Swimmers in Fog' blurs background into foreground, displaying an ethereal dreamscape where swimmers float and cavort.
Bradford builds forms through thin washes of broad brushstrokes, inventing layered colorfields and figures who are almost deity-like in space, alive in the world of creation. Emerging with aglow, they exist as community and as composition.
"Swimmers in Fog" is an edition of archival pigment prints that blurs the line between foreground and background, displaying airy beings that could be sitting poolside, wading into the sea at the beach, or breast stroking through the air all in the same scene. It seems as though we’ve stumbled into someone’s dream with no sense of time or space, only the purple mist and the water that is everywhere and nowhere and all that’s left to do is swim.

Katherine Bradford (b. 1942, New York) has exhibited widely at institutions such as MoMA P.S.1, The Brooklyn Museum, both in New York; the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, AR. Her work is in the permanent collections of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the New York Public Library.

Previous solo exhibition shave been held at CANADA (New York), Campoli Presti (London, Paris), Adams and Ollman (Portland, OR), Galerie Haverkampf (Berlin), The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas), and Galleria Monica De Cardenas (Milan) among others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at Timothy Taylor Gallery (London), SHRINE (New York), Drag City Soccer Club Club (Chicago), Pace Gallery (New York), CANADA (New York, NY), Brand New Gallery (Milan), Venus Over LA (Los Angeles), The Journal Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and Harper's Books (East Hampton, NY). Bradford lives and works in New York, New York.