March 6, 2004 - REDCAT - Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino
March 6, 2004

Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino

Bounce: Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino
05 February - 28 March 2004

REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
631 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex

Artists’ Talk & Catalogue Release: Saturday, 13 March 2004, 3 pm

First major Los Angeles presentation of works by CalArts alumnus Mark Bradford and U.C. Irvine/U.C. San Diego alumnus Glenn Kaino

Catalogue features artists’ interviews by Kara Walker and Daniel J. Martinez

Publication available at www.redcat.org

Bounce: Mark Bradford & Glenn Kaino features new works by both artists commissioned by the American Center Foundation. The 96-page color catalogue accompanying the exhibition features an essay by curator Eungie Joo and artists’ conversations between Mark Bradford and Kara Walker, and Glenn Kaino and Daniel J. Martinez, as well as numerous installation views of the exhibition. On Saturday, 13 March 2004, Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino will discuss their new works and the process of developing this exhibition. Catalogues will be available.

In her catalogue essay, curator Eungie Joo writes,

“Bounce is a conversation between two artists with very different practices. It is a conversation about collision, compression, and the unknown dimensions that follow. A conversation about Los Angeles, about the many Los Angeleses each artist inherits, initiates, and occupies. Bounce hovers in that loaded space – as a word just spoken – shaping and reshaping its potential actualization.

For Mark Bradford, abstraction is a multifarious proposition grounded in experience, observation, and desire. His art practice has included painting, collage, printmaking, and video as well as sculptural reorganizations of objects, photographs, and consumer goods. Los Angeles is his arena, and the city’s complex and contradictory systems of information, movement, and economy have informed the artist throughout his life. Glenn Kaino‘s dynamic sculptures play off language, history, and theoretical constructions to question the cultural matrix in which he is entangled. He is lately consumed with ideas of temporality – most important, the experience of time in everyday life and how we account for peculiar instances of dissonance between chronological and episodic passages of time.”

Mark Bradford’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, and the Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, California, and in group exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut; and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California. He earned both a BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. A fourth-generation Angeleno, Glenn Kaino is co-founder with Daniel J. Martinez and Tracey Shiffman of Deep River Gallery, the not not-for-profit space for exhibition and experimentation in downtown Los Angeles (1997-2002). Kaino’s works have been included in exhibitions at Bronx Museum of Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles. His work will be included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Both artists live and work in Los Angeles.

Located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex designed by Frank O. Gehry and Associates, the Roy and Edna Walt Disney/CalArts Theater is an initiative of the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts). As the professional exhibition space of an educational institution, REDCAT aims to develop unique exchanges between international artists and the CalArts community as well as the artistic community of greater Los Angeles. REDCAT’s first year of interdisciplinary programming features exhibitions, films, and performances by dumb type, Julie Mehretu, motiroti and the Builder’s Association, Chantal Ackerman, SUPERFLEX, Gimhongsok and Kim Sora.

Bounce: Mark Bradford & Glenn Kaino is made possible by a generous grant from the American Center Foundation. Additional funding provided by Gil Friesen, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, and Chris Gorog and Napster.

Gallery Hours: 12noon-6pm or curtain, daily. Closed Mondays.

Exhibition Dates: 05 February-28 March 2004.

Visit www.redcat.org or call 213-237-2800 for more information

Gallery at REDCAT

631 W. 2nd Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Installation view: Bounce: Mark Bradford & Glenn Kaino, REDCAT, Los Angeles

Courtesy the artists and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, and The Project, New York and Los Angeles; Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

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