Opening Reception: Saturday, October 27th 6-8 PM
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to announce an
exhibition of new works by Mark Bradford on view
from October 27 – December 15. The show will be
Bradford’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.
The exhibition will feature Bradford’s large-scale
paintings, recognized for a complex abstraction of
form and intricate layering. Using collage and
décollage, Bradford preserves the physical
characteristics of his source material, exposing the
tension between precise painterly gestures and the
three-dimensionality of the found objects. Many
canvases resemble roadmaps or aerial views—
topographies of the city’s physical landscape as well
as its social, economic, and cultural character.
Mark Bradford was born in 1961 in Los Angeles,
where he continues to live and work. He received
both his BFA (1995) and his MFA (1997) from the
California Institute for the Arts. He is the recipient of
numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship
Award (2009), the Bucksbaum Award for his
contribution to the Whitney biennial in 2006, and the
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2003).
Bradford’s mid-career survey exhibition concluded
its tour at the San Francisco Museum of Art and
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts earlier this year. The
show was organized by the Wexner Center for the
Arts in Columbus, Ohio where it premiered in 2010. It
also traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art
(ICA), Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA),
Chicago; and Dallas Museum of Art. Other recent
solo exhibitions include With That Ass, They Won’t
Look at Your Eyes, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center
for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El
Paso (2012); Mark Bradford, Nasher Museum of Art
at Duke University, Durham (2012); and The Pistol
That Whistles, White Cube, London (2010).
For additional information please contact Scott Briscoe at
212.929.2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.