Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thursday's Three on Art

Thursday's Three today presents a link to an update about installation artist Brenda Mallory and links to interviews with Kerry James Marshall and Mark Bradford.

✭ Oregon Public Broadcasting recently released an updated video about Portland-based installation artist Brenda Mallory, whose work has taken a turn since I showed OPB's first video about her work and exhibitions. (At the link, scroll down toward the end of the post to find the 2011 video.) As the video shows, Mallory is making inventive use of cast-off materials. I particularly like her honey-comb cardboard pieces.

✭ In his interview with Interview magazine, Kerry James Marshall, whose exhibition "Mastry" at the Chicago Museum of Art continues through September 25, talks frankly about his paintings, being a black artist, the "condition of visibility", and museum representation.

✭ The 2016 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize, Mark Bradford talks with Faith McClure at ArtsATL. In the interview, the Los Angeles-based Bradford describes his motivation as "mak[ing] work genuinely out of what you are really interested in." He also speaks to the issue of identity as a black artist. Bradford will represent the United States at the 57th International Venice Biennial.

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