Hunter Bradley and Amelia Szpiech email@example.com
422 South Highland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224
Springsteen is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2013 by Hunter Bradley and Amelia Szpiech. Since its inaugural exhibition, the gallery has provided a professional platform for emerging creative practices, bringing together local, national, and international artists to audiences in Baltimore. The gallery encourages creative freedoms, risk-taking, and collaboration and is known for organizing dozens of cutting edge exhibitions with immaculate attention to detail. The gallery has transitioned between two locations, eventually growing into its third, expanded, permanent site.
Springsteen has maintained local roots while working within international conversations, participating in art fairs including NADA, New York; NADA, Miami; and Material Art Fair, Mexico City; and has been invited to organize exhibitions nationally including Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; and Et al. etc. at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco. Recent international curatorial projects include Condo Mexico City and Condo Shanghai. Condo consists of an international cohort of galleries who collaboratively organize exhibitions in cities across the globe. Additionally, Springsteen holds a professional membership with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).
Exhibition image above is from Book of Flowers by Ryan Syrell.
Works from springsteen
Unassuming material and imagery compose the selected works, asking viewers to consider newly revealed forms and functions. Satchels that typically conceal instead display; product packaging offers new architecture; painted surfaces, along with glitter and mirrors express and distort; while fragments of fine dining table settings probe notions of labor and social structure.
Table 32, 2020
Flatware, linen, and acrylic medium on canvas
36 x 36 in.
Soda can, bamboo picks and leaves, aluminum foil, paper, mixed plastic, acrylic paint
5 x 3 x 3 in.
Untitled (Self Care Machine)
Untitled (Self Care Machine), 2020
Flatware, mirrors, ballpoint pen, acrylic medium, glitter, wax, metal beads, found drawing on canvas
48 x 36 in.
Notes and Paisley Heirlooms
Notes and Paisley Heirlooms, 2019
Acrylic and cast polyurethane
8 x 14 x 6 in.
Soda can, wood putty, packaged food labels, plastic hang tag fasteners, paper bag, tongue depressor, acrylic paint
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in.
My Grandfather was an artist ...
My Grandfather was an artist he focused on the Importance of Negative Space in his work We Never met but Growing up I was Obsessed with his Work and his Commitment to being an Artist when my Dad was a kid my Grandfather told him he chose art over his children now as an adult I think my Grandfather was a narcissist and a misogynist, we called him “Papa” pronounced “puh-pah”, 2019
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 in.
Gear Bag, 2019
Acrylic, cast polyurethane, and denim
8 x 14 x 6 in.
Dick is Over, It's a Baby
Dick is Over, It's a Baby, 2017–2020
Acrylic, paper, packing tape, marker, colored pencil, pen, on coffee grinder box
13.5 x 4.25 x 4 in.