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Left: Mark Bradford. Niagara (still, detail), 2005. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. Right: Carlos Avendaño. Brenda (still, detail), 2012. Mark Bradford. Niagara (still), 2005. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. Carlos Avendaño. Brenda (still), 2012.
Left: Mark Bradford. Niagara (still, detail), 2005. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. Right: Carlos Avendaño. Brenda (still, detail), 2012.
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Mark Bradford. Niagara (still), 2005. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
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Carlos Avendaño. Brenda (still), 2012.
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Mark Bradford and Carlos Avendaño: 2 Videos

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

At the New Temporary Contemporary, FWM presents a video collaboration between Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford and Philadelphia photographer Carlos Avendaño, titled 2 Videos. Bradford's Niagara (2005) and Avendaño's Brenda (2012) explore similar conversations surrounding gender orientation and public displays of sexuality. As Bradford states, "What does that mean for a man to take public space, to own it for himself, to use it as a runway?"
 
Mark Bradford creates videos large-scale paintings, collages, and multimedia 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. Carlos Avendaño explores inner-city neighborhoods, public spaces, and urban decay, documenting his discoveries through photography and video to create visual commentaries on consumerism and capitalism.