Exhibition Walkthrough with Curator Connie Butler and Artist Charles Gaines

  • Sat 12 May 2018
  • 3.30 pm

Join us for a walkthrough of ‘Mark Bradford. New Works’ led by Connie Butler, Hammer Museum chief curator and curator of Bradford’s first museum exhibition in LA, ‘Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth’ (2015), and Charles Gaines, LA-based artist and Bradford’s former professor at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). In the new works on view, Bradford probes stories found in comic books to question the archetype of the antihero and the influence of the media on contemporary society, while also revisiting misconceptions of black identity and gender as seen in previous works. ‘New Works’ presents paintings that extend the artist’s examination of homophobia and racism in American society, continuing themes explored in Bradford’s multimedia installation ‘Spiderman’ (2015), which was shown at the Hammer Museum in LA in 2015. This event is free, however, reservations are recommended. Image Caption: Installation view ‘Mark Bradford. New Works’, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 2018 © Mark Bradford Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Joshua White

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