Over 30 works in a variety in media are currently on display at the Autry Museum of the American West, showing how Bradley can be both firmly rooted in the rich history of Native arts, while also being thoroughly contemporary. Populated with familiar characters from politics, television, pop culture, art history, and even his neighbors, Bradley’s intricate canvasses envelop us in their stories and rainbow hues. But all is not candy colors and inside jokes -- throughout his career Bradley has been a staunch advocate for Native Americans, both on and off the canvas.
Beneath the humorous caricatures of people and place, Bradley critiques stereotypes surrounding Native Americans, with characters like Tonto and the Lone Ranger making frequent and unexpected appearances. In his portraits of Native peoples, like the Pop Art homage Hopi Maidens (2012), Bradley makes the traditional image of a Hopi woman contemporary, showing that despite the mistreatment of her peoples, she always has been and remains vital and relevant.