Brad Cushman

Landscapes, trees and their reflections, weathered surfaces and textures have inspired this series of paintings and mixed media works. Cushman is drawn to the expressive use of color and texture. He manipulates paint with brushes, his fingers, and rollers used for relief printing. He wipes the surfaces paper using of these paintings on paper and on board much like a printmaker hand-­‐wipes plates.

A polymer gravure etching is a print pulled from a light sensitized, steel-backed polymer plate. Sunlight is used to capture an image onto the plate. The plate is inked and prepared using a traditional etching press. Cushman is also exhibiting gestural drawings inspired by Van Gogh’s peasant drawings.

Cushman has exhibited regionally and nationally and his work has been featured at Gallery 26 and Boswell Mourot Gallery in Little Rock. His work has been exhibited at the Arkansas Art Center in several exhibitions including:
• 2007 50/50 Delta Exhibi7on Anniversary
• 2003 46th Annual Delta Exhibition
• 2001 44th Annual Delta Exhibition – Grand Award – Juror Allison Saar
• 1993 22nd Prints, Drawings and Photography Exhibition
• 1990 33rd Annual Delta Exhibition

Brad Cushman is the gallery director and curator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is the voice of Picture This on the Little Rock NPR station and he produces a television show entitled Inside Art in conjunction with University Television at UALR.