Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Much Better Mapping

Mark Bradford, a 40-something painter, has a big show at Wexner Center for the Arts, and his map paintings are to die for.

Above: Giant, 2007. Mixed media collage on canvas, 102 x 144 inches 
Below: Los Moscos, 2004. Mixed media on canvas, 125 x 190 1/2 inches
Images courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

And the website...the website for the exhibition is ab-so-lutely spec-tacular. Designed by Resource Interactive, they have a short video about their inspiration.

Speaking of exhibition websites, blogger Tyler Green at Modern Art Notes has a fascinating (and short!) essay today about all the different variations that the online catalogs are sporting, since there is no codified style yet.

(A lot of worthwhile link reading/watching/interacting in here today!)


Noah Dziobecki said...

Very nifty site!

Beth Tondreau said...

Gorgeous stuff—and that's some back story to Mark Bradford's life.

Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

More (thoughtful) feedback about the site:

Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

Thanks for posting.
I just wandered around his website and read the NY Times article. I'm a fan of his work now, plus the interactive site (which usually annoy me) I have to say, is pretty innovative.