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 review Is 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

Father, You Have Murdered Me, 2012
Mixed media collage on canvas
102 x 144 inches
259.1 x 365.8 cm


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