Mark Bradford Creates 40-Foot Painting, Speaking to Immigration, in El Paso
June 11, 2012
Artist Mark Bradford installed a painting, “With That Ass, They Won’t Look at Your Eyes,” at Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, at University of Texas at El Paso, on May 24th. He calls the painting “a gray painting” that “nods and winks.” The artist who is well-known for collecting paper from the urban streets, with which he creates much of his abstract painting, used new paper for this commissioned work. The second work in the Bradford installation at Rubin Center is a video, “Niagara,” titled after the 1953 Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten film. The show remains on view until August 31st.
Don Simpson curates AdobeAirstream’s original song series. He writes: ”By now you have probably heard the name Learning Secrets, or at least you have heard glorious tales of the massive dance parties that they’ve thrown around the Austin area. Ian Orth is one-half of Learning Secrets, and he also makes his own music under the moniker Orthy. Jeramy Neugent is the other half of Learning Secrets and he plays bass for Orthy. Ian and Jeramy are also really amazing deejays. Orthy makes blissed-out, reverb-saturated dance music that sounds like an ideal soundtrack for a dream. That is probably why he titled his most recent EP, Sueños.” Our podcast this week includes a track from Sueños called “Don’t Believe.”
Finally, film critic David D’Arcy reports on what’s wrong with independent film these days, Lola Versus.