Most shows can’t or don’t hold these very separate aspects in synchronous rotation: sober assessment of an art historical lineage and a feeling of intimacy. This one does.
The Met’s Wrong Turn on Revisionism
When an exhibition is as puzzling as this one, it’s useful to step aside and reflect.
Mark Bradford Appropriates Comic Books and Delves Into the Sublime
Bradford’s new paintings tell us how much we don’t know.
Mark Bradford Reimagines “Pickett’s Charge” to Include New Voices
Within Bradford’s “Pickett’s Charge,” there is a rawness, a free construction that flies in the face of popular culture’s insistence on a simplified historical and visual record.
Mark Bradford’s Gettysburg Address
Bradford’s installation at the Hirshhorn Museum takes as its subject the ways we think, and ultimately don’t think, about history.
Democracy’s Dark Side and a Glimmer of Hope in Mark Bradford’s Venice Biennale Show
In the US Pavilion, the artist’s work takes on a new context: wrestling with the hypocrisy of Jeffersonian democracy.
Mark Bradford Faults New York Times for Publishing Photos of His Work Without His Permission [UPDATED]
The article, published earlier this week, includes images of unfinished works that will be featured in his solo show at the Venice Biennale.
Mark Bradford’s Paintings Bring Out the Politics in Clyfford Still’s
BUFFALO — Many published interviews with the contemporary artist Mark Bradford focus on his youth and the geography of Los Angeles, but not his conversation with Abstract Expressionism.
Can Abstraction Help Us Understand the Value of Black Lives?
ST. LOUIS — Several months ago, I made the commitment to be away from New York City, my home and native land, for the duration of this summer.
The Pursuit of Art, 2015
2015 was the Year of the Whitney.
AIDS, Abstraction, and Absent Bodies: A Conversation with Mark Bradford
At first sight, Mark Bradford’s paintings attract viewers with their bright colors and often grand scale.
Mapping the Body: Mark Bradford’s New Work
Three years ago I wrote a review titled “Is Mark Bradford the Best Painter in America?” It wasn’t an altogether serious question, but it wasn’t facetious either.