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Mark Bradford Featured in First Museum Survey at Wexner Center

COLUMBUS, OH.- The Wexner Center premiered its exhibition Mark Bradford, the first museum survey devoted to the work of the Los Angeles–based artist, one of the leading figures in contemporary art, from May 8 to August 15, 2010. Organized by Wexner Center curator Christopher Bedford, the exhibition features more than 50 works in a variety of media spanning the years 2000–2010. Following its presentation in Columbus, the show will travel to four major venues in the U.S. A 2009 MacArthur Foundation “genius” award recipient, Bradford (b. 1961) is best-known for large-scale abstract paintings made from a variety of collaged materials, including billboard paper, permanent-wave end papers, newsprint, carbon paper, and other papers layered together (or stripped apart) and then manipulated with nylon string, caulking, and sanding. Often incorporating