“Psychedelic Goats and Other Horned Creatures No. 4” by Brad Terhune

I am a northern New Jersey-based artist and educator and have been making collages and paintings since childhood. In my collages, I am often looking to create a weird,surreal world, and have been influenced by early twentieth century art movements that embraced and explored collage, while continuing to explore this vibrant medium in the contemporary arena. Sometimes, elements of printmaking and other disciplines are partnered with these materials. Politics and social justice seem to be dominant subject matter recently, and the message can be subtle or overt. As these two directions of working continue side by side, I find myself more and more in love with a medium that has lasted a lifetime.

In my painting, the exploration of abstraction is a dialog that forces me to consider how and why the image develops. My concern lies with the surface of the painting, without the illusion of space beyond these two dimensions. Therefore, these paintings are ‘about’ exactly what you see.

Exhibiting regularly throughout the NY/NJ area, my work is in collections in Japan, England, France, and throughout the United States.

The series ‘Psychedelic Goats and Other Horned Creatures’ comes from a place of play and solace. In these very confusing, maddening times, I needed to make images that were weird and trippy. The goats themselves are the connection to the viewer: after all, who doesn’t love goats?


size 12″ x 11″
medium Collage on Paper
Price $300.00


Bio/CV

Brad Terhune
Nutley, NJ 

Education:
B.A. 2004 Art Education, Montclair State University
1982-1984 Illustration major, School of Visual Arts

Professional Experience:
2004-present Art Educator, Clark Public Schools, Clark, NJ
2014- present Instructor, Summer Art Camp, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

Selected Exhibitions:
2020 Terrain, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties NY
2020 Luxury Boom, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
2019 The Big Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City
2019 Kristallnacht, SK Art Gallery, White Plains, NY
2019 The Art Project at Hamilton House, Jersey City
2019 Revisiting Jerseyscapes, New Jersey City University
2019 Malled & Walled: American Style, Turbine, Glarus Switzerland
2019 Zero To 70, Smush Gallery, Jersey City NJ
2018 Soft News, Smush Gallery, Jersey City NJ
2018 Swamp, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook NJ
2018 Cut Pieces, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties NY
2018 Artivism, Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, West Long Branch NJ
2018 Dig, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
2018 Small Works Baruch 2018, Sidney Mishkin Gallery NY, NY
2018 Member Miniatures, Monmouth Museum NJ
2017 Metro 31, City Without Walls, Newark NJ

Activities and Affiliations:
2019 Co-Vice President, Pro Arts Jersey City
2017 Member, Pro Arts Jersey City
2016 Artist Talk, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

www.bradterhune.com

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