The Power Plant

Mark Bradford

Wed Nov 05 2014

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

FREE Members, $15 Non-Members
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Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Mark Bradford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Mark Bradford was born in 1961 in Los Angeles where he lives and works. He has exhibited widely and has participated in solo shows including You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You), a large-scale survey of Bradford’s work presented at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus ( 2010) before travelling to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Dallas Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Notable group presentations include: the Gwangju Biennale (2012), 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), Seoul Biennial (2010), the Carnegie International (2008), São Paulo Biennial (2006), and Whitney Biennial (2006). Solo exhibitions include Aspen Art Museum, (2011), Cincinnati Museum of Art (2008), and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007).

In 2013, Bradford was elected as a National Academician and he was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship in 2009. In September 2014, Bradford will present a solo exhibition at the Rose Art Museum in Waltham MA, which will tour to The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands in 2015. Bell Tower, a large-scale multimedia installation created by the artist specifically for the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Airport, Los Angeles, will debut in Fall 2014. In early 2015, Bradford will also unveil a new body of work at The Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, China and present a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Best recognized for expansive, multilayered collaged paintings incorporating materials found in the urban environment, Bradford’s work reflects his interest in economic exchange and socio-politics as abstracted through a geometry that infuses the matrix of lines with notions of labour and class systems. Bradford will discuss his artistic practice as well as his extensive community work.

Supported by

Canada Council for the Arts

2014–15 Lead Donor

Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau