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I call the colored markings on my paintings “memories." – Brad Durham


Lora Schlesinger is pleased to presents Depth of Light, New Paintings, by Brad Durham. Durham’s lush landscape paintings explore memory and space through colored markings. He consciously leaves smudges and marks that occur naturally as evidence of the paths taken to create each work. He embraces and acknowledges the decisions made, the imperfections in each layer, and the pains and efforts necessary to make something beautiful. The paintings do not strive for perfection, but rather are constructed to present authentic memories of history and time. Each has an identity and a voice that is intimate, honest and serves as manifestations of self. Brad Durham is a nationally exhibited artist. His work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum, Orange County Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. He was awarded the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative award in 2011 and has completed several residencies with Cirrus Gallery in Los Angeles and Aurobora Press in San Francisco.

The gallery is located in the Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, T3, Santa Monica. For additional information please call (310) 828-1133, view our website at www.loraschlesinger.com, or e-mail: gallery@loraschlesinger.com.


Back to Silence, 2013, oil on canvas , 37 x 36 “ SOLD


A Quiet Dream No. 6, 2012, oil on canvas, 23 x 22


Memory of Time, 2013, oil on canvas, 40 x 37�


Essence and Wonder, 2013, oil on canvas, 41 x 38�


First View, 2013, oil on canvas, 33 x 36�


Seeing Silence, 2013, oil on canvas, 36 x 34�


After the Dream, 2012, oil on canvas, 46 x 40�


Life of the Imagination, 2013, oil on canvas, 34 x 32�


Through the Question, 2013, oil on canvas, 39 x 37�


BRAD DURHAM ONE - PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2013 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

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DEPTH OF LIGHT, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica CA RECENT PAINTINGS & SKETCHES, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI CATCHING LIGHT, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID FROM HERE AND CLOSER, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ TO REMEMBER, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI EACH WHISPER, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN CHANGING LIGHT, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID AFTER THE SILENCE, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI SYMBOLS & MEMORY, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston MA FORMING SOLITUDE, Nathan Larramendy, Ojai CA THE FIVE GATES, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ NINE WHISPERS, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL NATURE’S METAPHOR, Jacquie Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY FRAGMENTS OF LIGHT, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ THE GARDEN, Hooks/Epstein Gallery, Houston TX GRACE, Aurobora Press, San Francisco CA PRINCIPLES OF NATURE, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY THE SUBTLE BODY, Scott White Contemporary, La Jolla CA POETICS, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID LOST IN FRAGRANCE, Art Resource Group, Corona Del Mar CA RECENT WORK, Aurobora Press, San Francisco CA NIGHT FLIGHT, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI UTOPIA, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL DREAMS AND REFLECTIONS, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI OUTSIDE OF DREAMS, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach CA RECENT LANDSCAPES, Fischbach Gallery, New York NY TERRESTRIAL ANATOMY, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ LIGHT AND FORM, Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica CA PLACES BETWEEN, Soma Gallery, La Jolla CA RECENT MONOTYPES, Aurobora Press, San Francisco CA LANGUAGE OF SILENCE, Edward Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena CA BIRTH, GROWTH AND RETURN, Gallery A, Chicago IL ALCHEMY AND DEVOTION, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Canada DIMENSIONS OF INTIMACY, Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica CA FORMS OF WISDOM, Soma Gallery, La Jolla CA CELTIC MEMORIES, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada NEW WORK, Gallery A, Chicago IL ALTARS & OFFERINGS, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ CARRIER OF LIFE, Gallery A, Chicago IL WITHIN THE ESSENTIAL, Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Santa Monica CA JOURNEY OF SOLITUDE, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA THE INTENT OF WILL, Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami Beach FL NEW WORK, Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica CA CHANTING SILENTLY, Works Gallery, Long Beach CA SEEKING PERCEPTION, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica CA ALTERED REALITIES, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson CA


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NEW WORK, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica CA FORCEFUL ENTRY, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica CA RECENT WORK, Maple Gallery, San Diego CA33

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LUCIANO BENETTON FOUNDATION SMALL CANVAS PROJECT, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice Italy SUMMER SELECTIONS, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN SMALL PACKAGES, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN SUMMER SELECTIONS, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN SMALL PACKAGE EXHIBITION, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN SUMMER SELECT, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION, Susan Lanoue Gallery, Boston MA EXCHANGE, Tanner - Hill Gallery, Chattanooga TN FLORA - BRAD DURHAM, BETSY EBY, JOAN LINDER, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI SENSE OF PLACE XV, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum ID THE MODERN LANDSCAPE, BRAD DURHAM & ELWOOD HOWELL, Susan Lanoue Gallery, Boston MA EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ GALLERY ARTIST, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN RETROSPECTIVE / PROSPECTIVE 2009, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID GROUP EXHIBITION, Susan Lanoue Gallery, Boston MA RETROSPECTIVE / PROSPECTIVE 2008, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID SUMMER SELECT, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI CLOUDS, ET AL, Carrie Secrist Galley, Chicago IL.NATURE IN ABSTRACT - FOUR VIEWS, Susan Lanoue Gallery, Boston MA SOLSTICE, David Floria Gallery, Aspen CO; exh cat. THE LAY OF THE LAND, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES: ARTISTS INSPIRED BY THE BEAUTY OF THE LAND, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis TN LANDSCAPES REAL & IMAGINED, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI NEW WORK: PROJECTS, SERIES AND FINDS OF 2006, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL LANDSCAPES REVISITED, L Street Fine Art, San Diego CA 2005 GROUP EXHIBITION, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis TN ENGAGING NATURE FROM THE COLLECTION OF LLOYD AND MARGIT COTSEN, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA GROUP EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY GALLERY ARTISTS, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL ANACAPA: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Jacquie Littlejohn Gallery, New York NY GROUP EXHIBITION, Scott White Contemporary, Telluride CO GROUP EXHIBITION, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL 2004 SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis TN REVIEW 03, Aurobora Press, San Francisco CA CARRIE SECRIST GALLERY, RE-LOADED, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL THE GARDEN OF COMPASSION, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION, Jacquie Littlejohn Gallery, New York NY NATURAL SELECTION, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL GROUP EXHIBITION, Lisa Kurts Gallkery, Memphis TN


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GROUP EXHIBITION, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai CA CARRIE SECRIST GALLERY 10: A CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST DECADE, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL GAGGLES, FLOCKS AND COVIES; FURTHER EXALTATIONS AND MURDERS: A BIRD SHOW, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York NY LUSH LIFE, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ TERRAIN: LITERAL TO METAPHYSICAL, Scott White Contemporary, Telluride CO TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL GROUP EXHIBITION, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York NY LIVING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE BUDDHA, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ IN THE GARDEN, Winston/Watcher Fine Art, Seattle WA GROUP EXHIBITION, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis TN BRAD DURHAM/TOM JUDD, Scott White Contemporary, Telluride CO RETROSPECTIVE / PROSPECTIVE 2001, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchem ID IN BLACK & WHITE, Forrest Scott Gallery, Millburn NJ PUBLICATIONS 2000, Aurobora Press, San Francisco CA NEW RELEASES, DURHAM, HILL, KATANO, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham MI GROUP EXHIBITION, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta GA BLUER, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL SUMMER SHOW, Aurobora Press, San Francisco CA THE CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, Forrest Scott Gallery, Millburn NJ LANDSCAPE REVISITED, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID ELEMENTS OF THE LANDSCAPE, ASPECTS OF THE ALLEGORICAL, Lisa Kurt Gallery, Memphis TN THE ART OF LANDSCAPE, Adam Whitney Gallery, Omaha NE ELEMENTS OF LANDSCAPE, Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach CA; exh.cat.; Curated by Jaime Villandea NEW WORKS, Gallery A, Chicago IL OUTWARD BOUND: AMERICAN ART AT THE BRINK OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ,Meridian International Center, Washington DC, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Tehran; exh. cat.; Curated by Nancy Matthews, Pamela Maslansky, & Bill Dunlap PLANT LIFE, FLORA AS INSPIRATION, SUBJECT, MEDIUM OR METAPHOR, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Gate Gallery, San Pedro CA JUST UNCRATED, NEW WORKS BY THE GALLERY’S ARTISTS, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID FEVER, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ REMEMBERING BEAUTY: THE SEDUCTIVE AND NOSTALGIC NATURE OF AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend IN; exh. cat.; Curated by Leisa Rundquist GARDEN VARIETY, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle WA ECHO OF PERCEIVED STILLNESS, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID THE ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe NM GROUP EXHIBITION, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanata GA NATURE OF SOLITUDE, Diane Nelson fine Art, Laguna Beach CA HARVEST, Diane Farris, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada RETROSPECTIVE / PROSPECTIVE 97/98, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID SMALL WORKS, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley CA NEW HORIZONS 1997, Meredith Long & Company, Houston TX LANDSCAPE & MEMORY, Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach CA


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ALL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum ID GROUP EXHIBITION, Soma Gallery, La Jolla CA ROMANTICISM AND CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE, Pasadena Armory, Pasadena CA 1/20TH OF AN ACRE, Gallery A, Chicago IL LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION, Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena CA UP NORTH, DOWN SOUTH, BACK EAST, AND OUT WEST, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta GA HALCYON SPRING, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ GROUP EXHIBITION, Soma Gallery, San Diego CA BEFORE THE FOREST, AFTER THE TREES, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA NATURAL SELECTION, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ LANDSCAPE: THE CONTINUUM, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA THE CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPE, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia Canada TERRAIN, OBSERVATION OF NATURE, Soma Gallery, San Diego CA OPENING STATEMENTS, Lazardi/Harp Gallery, Los Angeles CA SELECTED ARTIST EXHIBITION, Chicago Art Dealers Association, Chicago IL; Curated by Natalie Van Stratten GROUP EXHIBITION, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA LAS VEGAS OR BUST, N.I.C.A., Los Vegas NV CHESTER ARNOLD, JEREMY BORSOS, BRAD DURHAM, PETER DRAKE, DAVID KROLL NEW PAINTINGS, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR PULP FICTION, GALLERY A, CHICAGO IL EDITIONS AND MONOPRINTS, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA SENSES OF REALITY, Soma Gallery, San Diego CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA PAINTERS, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ NEW LANDSCAPES / WEST COAST, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland Or PURSUIT OF THE SPIRIT, Graduate Theological School Gallery, Berkeley CA A DIALOGUE OF ARTWORKS, Sulkin+Mills, Santa Monica CA; Curated by Daniel Melnick SACRED ART; exh. cat., Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago IL HOLLYWOOD COLLECTS, Salander O’Reily / Fred Hoffman Gallery, Beverly Hills CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Bianca Lanza Gallery, Miami Beach FL REFLECTIVE VISIONS - CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES, One Colorado, Pasadena, CA FORM: FEMALE, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica CA DIVERSE LANDSCAPES, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica CA INSCAPES, The Works Gallery, Costa Mesa CA ICONIC LANDSCAPE: THE SPIRITUAL DIALOGUE WITH NATURE, Estok/Lanza, New York

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THE FRAME: MULTIPLIED AND EXTENDED, Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa CA THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE, Works Gallery, Costa Mesa CA SELECTIVE VISION, Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco CA INDIVIDUAL REALITIES, Sezon Museum Tokyo, and tour; Tsukashin Hall, Osaka; exh cat.; Curated by Josine Ianco-Starrels TERRA INCOGNITA, Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco CA THE SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPE, Biota Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Curated by Irit Krygier SPIRITUAL OBJECTS, Works Gallery, Long Beach CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Karl Bornstein Gallery HEROES HEROINES IDOLS AND ICONS, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica CA


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AVANT-GARDE IN THE EIGHTIES, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA; exh. cat.; Curated by Howard Fox GROUP EXHIBITION, Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica CA WALL WORKS, LA Artcore, Los Angeles CA; Curated by Henry Hopkins ALL CALIFORNIA EXHIBITION, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA; Curated by Howard Fox REGIONAL EXHIBITION, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego CA HOT, Simard/Halm Gallery, Los Angeles CA WORKS ON PAPER, University of Chattanooga, Chattanooga TN WORKS ON PAPER, Washington and Jefferson College Art Gallery, Washington PA CALIFORNIA DREAMING, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Curated by Josine Ianco-Starrels GROUP EXHIBITION, Simard Gallery, Los Angeles CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego CA SCULPTURE NOW, Maple Gallery, San Diego CA CALIFORNIA DREAMING, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Curated by Josine Ianco-Starrels SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, Maple Gallery, San Diego CA; Curated by Josine Ianco-Starrels PREMIERE EXHIBITION INVITATIONAL, Maple Gallery, San Diego CA GROUP EXHIBITION, Del Mar College Art Gallery, Corpus Christi TX GROUP EXHIBITIONS, Multicultural Art Institute, San Diego CA

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2013 MICHIGAN FINE ARTS COMPETITION GUEST JUROR, Presented by the BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD ART CENTER, Birmingham MI MINNESOTA STATE ART BOARD 2012 GRANT JURIST, St Paul MN THE J PAUL GETTY MUSEUM, Los Angeles CA, Point of View Lecture Series, Drawing the Landscape: 1500-1800 ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Pasadena CA, Faculty

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS CANTOR ARTS CENTER AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto CA GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER, Atlanta GA LONG BEACH MUSEUM, Long Beach CA LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Los Angeles CA ORANGE COUNTY MUSUEM OF ART, Newport Beach CA PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, Phoenix AZ SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, Santa Barbara CA

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