Buzz builds about Bradford
Artist-of-the-moment Mark Bradford and the current survey exhibition of his work (on view here May 8–August 15) are garnering media coverage coast to coast. The Los Angeles Times recently blogged about and devoted ink to this exhibition in the Sunday, April 18 edition. â€œMark Bradford is on a roll,â€ wrote Jori Finkel of the L.A. Times, citing our exhibitionâ€”which will tour to four museums across the country after it premieres hereâ€”as well as his 2009 MacArthur â€œgeniusâ€ award â€œfor his â€˜richly textured,' collage-style paintings, which draw from posters, billboards and other urban visuals.â€ Finkel points out the centerpiece of the exhibition, a â€œnew, audio-visual room-sized installationâ€ called Pinocchio Is On Fire. The New York Times gave the exhibition a nod in the Travel issue of its Sunday, March 14 issue (â€œHello, Columbusâ€); Artforum is touting the show and catalogue in the May summer preview issue; and Vogue plugged the exhibition in the current (May) issue on newsstands as one of â€œ20+ reasons to embrace Americana,â€ citing the Bradford show at the Wex as first among a handful of exhibitions across the country this summer offering â€œa culture fixâ€ and â€œcelebrating American art.â€ Artnet.com just cited it as one of the top 20 shows of the month across the U.S., and the art:21 blog highlighted it recently as well. On a rollâ€”and on fireâ€”indeed.