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Brad Arthur


Best known for his public art pieces, Tampa-born sculptor Bradley Arthur presents a sampling of his four decades of object making.This exhibition includes a diverse range of mediums including cast bronze, traditional metal, found object assemblage and text based sculpture. Often controversial, his 3-D language integrates and re-frames the common object into a transformed entity which stimulates deeper investigation.

“Bradley Arthur has built an impressive career using his conscience to guide his art. His evocative sculptures are often word-based, simple conceptually but provocative. This cast bronze work, for example, spells out "enough," crafted from small figures of soldiers who tumble and jumble as if airborne in a mine field. The exhibition presents past art as well as new sculptures and assemblages, all relevant and thoughtful.”

Lennie Bennett, Times Art Critic

  Tampa Bay Times 10-2-14

short videos from the exhibition click on You Tube logo to enlarge

Two Hillsborough County Public Art Commissions made with melted weapons:

1) in Ybor City:” COPS I”   2) in Citrus Park “COPS II” ; COPS I & II

Click this to see The CNN video on You Tube “Guns into Art ; On Target Art”

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Link to examples of Arthur’s  metal “Shadow Thoughts”:  “Shadow Thoughts”  

Link to earlier text-based sculptures : “WordzWorkx”

Link to examples of “Shadow Thoughts” on canvas “Black&White&Gray Matter”

Public Art installation at Kiley Gardens, Tampa :

Link to “Chair Muse” in Public Art Archive on Franklin Street at City Hall Plaza:

Link to “Chair Muse” listing in the Smithsonian Institution’s Inventory of American Painting and Sculpture

Link to “COPS I” listing in the Public Art Archive

Link to Arthur’s text-based sculptures in the collection of Richard Brown Baker: Collection

 Five of Arthur’s early sculptures are in the permanent collection at Yale University Art Gallery                           Contact                                           813-368-0931