Bradford Overton, "Trickster Rides Again!"

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BR ADFORD OVERTON



May 25 – June 5, 2021 Jackson Hole Artist Reception | May 29 | 2:00–5:00pm

BR ADFORD OVERTON Trickster Rides Again!

Jackson Hole | Scottsdale | AltamiraArt.com

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Trickster Moon Oil on canvas | 30 x 20 inches Enquire

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BRADFORD OVERTON

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Bradford Overton has spent two decades building a visual lexicon singular to his eye as an artist and his experience as a native of the West. Ever the trickster in art and life, his critical curation of Western iconography balances irony and humor. His scenes—starring vintage toys—tap the magic of youth while complicating the contemporary zeitgeist. Playfully, he mines the reality amid the fantasy. “At times I choose subjects or arrangements because they are funny, which is essential and miraculous,” he says. “Other

paintings are meant to host the sublime, which is the undercurrent of our world; it’s origin and mystery. Still others are meant to remind the viewer of an aspect or attribute to lay claim to. But the common thread is that they are meant to serve the viewer.” As a service to his collectors, he models after the strong-willed dreamers of his compositions. “Faith and imagination: whatever you focus on happens,” he says as his credo. “I paint paintings that I want to see, that I can’t wait to paint. I simply trust my own interest and taste expecting others to come along.”

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Live for the Sun Oil on canvas | 36 x 36 inches Enquire

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The Crossing Oil on canvas | 48 x 48 inches Enquire

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Tracker Oil on canvasl | 20 x 20 inches Enquire

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Don’t Fear the Reaper Oil on canvas | 20 x 20 inches Enquire

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Starship Troopers Oil on canvas | 41 x 51 inches Enquire

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Fearless Oil on canvas | 24 x 24 inches Enquire

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Plains Hunter Oil on canvas | 24 x 24 inches Enquire

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Catch the Sky Oil on canvas | 72 x 50 inches Enquire

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Search and Destroy Oil on panel | 20 x 20 inches Enquire

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Renegade Spirit Oil on canvas | 24 x 24 inches Enquire

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Who’ll Stop the Rain Oil on canvas | 70 x 60 inches Enquire

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172 Center Street | Jackson Hole Wyoming AltamiraArt.com | 307-739-4700

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