Don’t Miss: Mark Bradford’s Philadelphia Storefront

Mark Bradford, <i>Storefront</i>, 2007. Photo: Aaron Igler.

Season 4 featured artist Mark Bradford has an installation on view in the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) storefront windows at 1222 Arch Street in Philadelphia. As the FWM’s artist-in-residence, Mark Bradford collaborated with fellow Los Angeles-based artist Juan Carlos Avendaño to create the work titled, simply, Storefront.

The installation consists of photographic images printed on static cling film-laminate stock and adhered to the finished windows of the space. These images create the illusion of an interior under construction with unfinished wooden beams and a roofless structure open to the sky.

According to the accompanying press release, the artists intend for Storefront “to create a faux reality… which bleeds into the reality of urban space” allowing the viewer to reflect on “the increasingly rapid ways in which public space is constantly being designed, defined, erased, and built again.”

Storefront is the fourth in a new exhibition series featuring site-specific works by contemporary artists created in collaboration with FWM. But there isn’t much time left to view the exhibition. It’s only on view through the end of this month.

Bradford is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2006 Bucksbaum Award, which culminates in a solo show, Neither New Nor Correct, at the Whitney Museum of Art in September 2007.

If you happen to be in New York City in October, come to the Studio Museum in Harlem on Thursday, October 4 to view a sneak preview of the new Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 episode Paradox. A talk with Mark Bradford follows the screening. Seating is limited, so call 212-864-4500 x 264 to reserve a space.

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