To appreciate Katherine Bradford’s paintings, one needs to examine them from an abstract perspective. Formally, Bradford owes a large debt do Louise Fishman and Mark Rothko. Large soft-edged fields of color, achieved through carefully layered brush strokes on frontal compositions, create texture and light and her large-scale format allows the viewer to become part of the work. When Bradford sets her mind on a color, she goes all out. In her current exhibition, Friends and Strangers at Canada, pink rules. Blocks of orange pinks, magenta pinks, and purple pinks, open spatial relationships that lead to enigmatic corporeal figurations. The bodies that emerge are often rendered ambiguously detached so that in the end it is not narrative that hold them together but the emotional impact of the color relationships within. At Canada through October 21.