Want to explore a unique art collection? The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can help, with Mark Bradford's new exhibition, End Papers. Curated by Michael Auping, a former Chief Curator at the Modern, this exhibition focuses upon the key material and fundamental motif the artist employed early in his career and has returned to periodically over the past two decades.
The pivotal works in this exhibition are primarily constructed from endpapers, which Bradford learned to use as a hairdresser in his mother's beauty salon in South Central Los Angeles. These small sheets of translucent paper protect hair from overheating in the process of using curlers to create permanent waves. Part painting and part collage, the colored End Paper works feature grids that contain various hues that pulsate across the surface.
Bradford's End Paper works not only allowed him to make beautiful abstract paintings but also inspired the artist's use of "social papers" that related to his biography and his neighborhood. From this idea, Bradford began using merchant's posters, broadsides, and even billboards he found in downtown Los Angeles to make his paintings.
This exhibition will include approximately 35 major End Paper works drawn from both private and public collections and new work created by the artist, as well. The exhibit will be on display at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth until August 9, 2020. Admission starts at $10.00, which includes entrance to permanent collection exhibitions, all special and traveling exhibitions, and scheduled tours, and gallery programs. For additional information, please visit www.themodern.org or call (817) 738-9215.
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Ashford Apartments in Carrollton, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time.
Saturday, March 14, 2020—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107