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Mark Bradford. Geppetto (installation view), 2012. Newspaper with ink. Courtesy of The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Mark Bradford. 2007. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Mark Bradford. Geppetto (installation view), 2012. Newspaper with ink. Courtesy of The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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Mark Bradford. 2007. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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Mark Bradford:

Geppetto

March 2, 2012–Late Summer 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 2, 2012, 6–8 pm.

Performance and Reception:
Members Preview: Artist Talks by Mark Bradford, Jennifer Steinkamp, Pae White, & Carlos Avendaño at 5:30 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) presents Geppetto, the debut exhibition of a new, multimedia wall installation by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford. The resulting abstract work—composed of 2,000 newsprint pages—spans the length of the gallery wall, providing an immersive, psychological experience for the viewer. Bradford (b. 1961, Los Angeles, California) creates videos large-scale paintings, collages, and installations that are grounded visually and culturally in the billboards, posters, signage, and people found in his local urban environment: L.A.’s Leimert Park neighborhood.


Bio
Born 1961, Los Angeles. Lives and works in L.A.
Mark Bradford received a BFA (1995) and MFA (1997) from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. He is the subject of a major museum survey, organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, which has traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, and is currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Additionally, Bradford has participated in Prospect.1, New Orleans, Louisiana (2008-9); the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Pennslvania (2008-9) the 27th Bienal de São Paulo (2006); the Whitney Biennial (2006); and the Busan Biennial, South Korea (2006). He is the recipient of several prestigious grants and awards, including a MacArthur “Genius” Grant (2009); The United States Artists Fellowship (2006); the Bucksbaum Award, Whitney Museum of American Art (2006); the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2003); and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2002).