ICA Boston Presents One of the Leading Figures in Contemporary Art: Mark Bradford

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BOSTON, MA.- This fall, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opens Mark Bradford —the first museum survey devoted to one of the leading figures in contemporary art. Bradford is best known for his collage-layered paintings that express the energy and poetry of life in the city, particularly Los Angeles where the artist lives and works. A recipient of a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Award (known as the “genius grant”), Bradford uses found materials—peeling movie posters, homemade flyers, salvaged plywood, even the endpapers used to perm black hair—to create his vibrant, textured compositions. Pop culture, identity politics, the history of collage, mapping, and abstract painting, are just a few of his influences. On view from Nov. 19, 2010 through March 13, 2011, Mark