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Bradley Castellanos, Keith Maddy, Billy Renkl

January 12 – February 12, 2023

Untitled (birds in a garden)
Groundcover #1: Genova to Nice, 1863
Groundcover #2: Hanover to Osterode, 18 May
Groundcover #3: France, Limoges to La Souterraine, 1872
Groundcover #4: Algeria to New York, 1963
Groundcover #5: Columbia, 1945
Groundcover #6: England, London to Lichfield, 1844
Groundcover #7: Paraguay to Argentina, 1945
Groundcover #8: French Guinea to Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1949
Groundcover #9: Switzerland, Ersigen to Täuffelen, 1909
Groundcover #10: France, 1836
Groundcover #11: India to Singapore via Vietnam, 1903
Groundcover #12: Nepal, 1960
Groundcover #13: Paris to Catskill, New York, 1952
Groundcover #14: Belgium, 1809
Groundcover #15: Great Britain to Canada to the United States (undelivered), 1938
Groundcover #16: India, 1920
Malaysia, 1913
Groundcover #18: Uraguay to the United States, 1943
Groundcover #19: Szombathely, Hungary
Groundcover #20: Ceylon to India, 1942
Groundcover #21: Italy, 1818
Groundcover #22: Naples to Homestead, Pennsylvania, 1882
Groundcover #23: France, 1937
Groundcover #24: London to Zurich, 1899
Groundcover #25: Hungary to Austria, 1900
Fever Gem
Sleep Walker
Fire Braider
Artist Portrait
Cocked and Loaded
Dreaming in the Bough of the Magnolia Tree
Spring Joy
The Birds and the Bees

Foley Gallery is pleased to present CUT, an exhibition featuring new work by Bradley Castellanos, Keith Maddy, and Billy Renkl.  CUT continues to explore and deepen the gallery's interest in cut, painted, and manipulated paper.

Bradley Castellanos' work captures the feeling of coming upon the mysterious and unexplainable. Paintings and works on paper depart from the real world by transcending memories of experience into fantastical colors and gestures. Surreal landscapes and supernatural, magical beings are conduits of art and creation, metaphors of the creative process. They are artists, healers, and mediums attempting to harness, explore, process, digest, and transcend a wild and unpredictable world. 


As a child, Keith Maddy's love of coloring books offered an inner sanctuary of unfettered imagination where play, adventure, and the joy of coloring and mark-making were intertwined. As an artist, they provide endless source material for his collages. The collages source vintage Asian prints and folding screens as background environments,  creating a playground of imaginary and dream-like landscapes where characters of all sorts, liberated from vintage childhood pages, now festively parade and co-mingle in a celebration of life. Dichotomies of East and West, old and new, high and low, merge seamlessly with animals, humans, and environments that are at once out of scale yet perfectly associated. These open-ended narratives embrace a child's mind's exuberance and magical world that can transform and cross barriers, have imaginary friends, and be anything or anyone: an astronaut, a cowboy, a ballerina, or a talking animal.


Billy Renkl's series, Cover, continues his love affair with found paper and how it begins to tell a story of its history that can interplay with contemporary thought. Specifically, the series title refers to the analog spread of ideas via the postal service, beautifully suited to that task, and to the way that a letter covers ground; there is also a reference to the fact that stamp collectors identify an envelope as a "cover." Vintage European correspondence envelopes create a fertile ground for cut silhouettes of monochromatic flora, potted and placed, giving this "cover" a new destination.

CUT  is on view through February 12th, 2023.  Foley Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 – 5:30 PM. To request images, please get in touch with the gallery at