Julia Morrisroe is a painter and associate professor at University of Florida. Looking at Painting began as a way to share my commitment to look and occasionally write about a wide variety of painting, contemporary and historical. In particular I'm looking at this as public commonplace book, a long term project to explore what I mean when I say 'thats a painting'.
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Mark Bradford's new paintings hurt my teeth, they're cavity inducing
Mark Bradford's new show opened at Sikkema Jenkins in which he further expands his process of collage and decollage of source material. Thomas Miccheli's reviewIs Mark Bradford the Best Painter in America for Hyperallergic lightly takes Bradford to task for too much reliance on text. If you look at Promise Land and Father, You Have Murdered Me you can get the gist of his point. What struck me with this new work is the familiarly of the palette, specifically DeKoonings Woman IV and Jennifer Bartlett's garden paintings from the 80's. These paintings in particular appear to evoke of the history of painting rather than its materiality.
Promise Land, 2012
Mixed media collage on canvas
102 x 144 inches
259.1 x 365.8 cm