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Mark Bradford

May 6, 2016, 10:00 am TO 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
| Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis | Free

Through a signature collage process, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford abstracts the geographic, political, and socioeconomic landscape of American cities. While formally furthering the legacy of Abstract Expressionism, Bradford’s work has a map-like quality that references urban geography and puts into visual form how we chart and/or quantify communities. The artist composes his most recognizable and celebrated works by applying paint and found objects—such as repurposed billboard posters—to canvas, often searching his South Los Angeles neighborhood for discarded materials. Through this use of found objects, Bradford’s works are rooted in the realities of urban life. For CAM, the artist will exhibit painting and sculpture, some of which will make its American debut.

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