Friday, May 18, 2012

Mark Bradford (Again?) --- Day 132

Walk: Not much - one groin muscle feeling a bit sore so took it easy today.  R/T garage and Best Buy parking lot
Distance: 6 blocks

You always need to see/encounter a work of art in person to pick up things like the energy, "feel," true colors and really all aspects of it.  This is certainly true of Mark Bradford's work whose delicate sensuousness and breadth and depth of technique and thought are extrordinary.  I believe I mentioned him in an earlier post, but if you are into modern art and geniuses, be sure to get to an exhibition of his if you can.  And if you're lucky enough to live in or be visiting the Bay Area, you can do this easily until his Solo Exhibition ends June 17. 

Here's how the SFMOMA announcement reads:
Crafting abstract paintings from fragments of the urban environment — permanent-wave end papers, billboard paper, posters, newsprint — Mark Bradford has built a body of work that is richly layered in both material and meaning. The MacArthur Award-winning artist's seductive works reinvigorate abstraction with social awareness. Often resembling aerial views, they subtly map the patterns of class, race, gender, and sexuality that structure American life, especially life in South Central Los Angeles, where Bradford works. This retrospective has its only West Coast showing in San Francisco, with concurrent presentations at SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
See More at YBCA
The exhibition continues across the street at
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). After visiting SFMOMA, take your SFMOMA admission ticket or membership card to YBCA for one free admission through May 27, 2012.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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