Author Archives: Brad Bunkers

Latest from the studio: Evelin Lindner

Brad Bunkers painting - Evelin Lindner

The last few months I’ve been working on a series of miniature paintings on board. The work combines three somewhat disparate elements: abstract, subdued backgrounds; quizzical figures; and found literary excerpts. In recent years I’ve been drawn to the idea of assembling visual expression with written narratives to construct unexpected stories. This little painting is…

Inspiration: Bjork melds technology with nature

I admit, I’m not a huge fan of Bjork’s recent music but I’m mesmerized by her unyielding creativity. Much like David Byrne, Bjork’s art reverberates beyond the static boundaries of music into groundbreaking brilliance. In today’s formulaic music industry, Bjork’s sustained blast of crisp, Icelandic air deserves our utmost admiration. Bjork’s new album, “Biophilia” is…

Highway 212 dreamscape

Highway 212 photo

Photos taken on a recent trip to South Dakota. This stretch of Highway 212 between Belle Fourche, SD and Broadus, MT is one of my favorite summer drives. As one heads west out of Belle Fourche the undulating grasses of the SD prairie fold up against a more rugged landscape with sage-filled gullies and abrupt…

Delirium of Imagination: Raymond Roussel and the Large Glass

Just prior to moving to Munich in 1912, Marcel Duchamp accompanied Gaby Picabia and Apollinaire to a performance of Raymond Roussel’s play Impressions of Africa in PariSandra Roussel, the obscure French author and playwright heavily influenced by Jules Verne’s fanciful machines and dream-like voyages, adapted his novel and funded the elaborate production. Although unpopular with…

Park County Studio Tour

Park County Studio Tour

Join me in my art studio August 27 and 28 for the annual Park County Studio Tour. I’ll be exhibiting a mix of new paintings and masterworks from the archives. Hope to see you at the studio — located above the Danforth Gallery at 106 North Main Street in Livingston, MT.  

Dada Hammer: Laughing after all these years

In 1917, Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, a factory-made urinal, was rejected as being unoriginal and outlandish.  After almost ninety years, Duchamp is still shocking the globe—from the National Gallery of Art’s Dada exhibition in Washington, D.C. to Pierre Pinoncelli’s hammer episode at the Pompidou Centre in Paris—Duchamp and the Dadaists are receiving plenty of ink these…