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Emerging Voices in Contemporary Art: Mark Bradford in Conversation with Cathleen Chaffee

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7:15 pm EDT

Mark Bradford (American, born 1961). Photograph courtesy the artist.


On the occasion of the opening of the special exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, please join us for a conversation between artist Mark Bradford and Senior Curator Cathleen Chaffee.

For the exhibition, Bradford has helped select more than twenty paintings from the Albright-Knox's important collection of works by Still. In adjacent galleries, Bradford presents a group of his own paintings—created specifically for this exhibition—that manifest an ongoing conversation with both Still’s abstractions and the broader legacy of Abstract Expressionism. Bradford and Senior Curator Cathleen Chaffee, PhD, will discuss the gestation of the exhibition and the legacy of Abstract Expressionism in relation to Bradford’s work.

Learn More about the Emerging Voices in Contemporary Art Lecture Series

Event and Exhibition Sponsors

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. for its generous support of the Emerging Voices Lecture Series.

Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford has been made possible through the generosity of First Niagara Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta, Jay Goldman, Hauser & Wirth Inc., Deborah Ronnen, and Amy and Harris Schwalb.

The First Niagara Foundation is proud to serve as the official Education Sponsor of this exhibition. Their sponsorship will underwrite free admission to the exhibition for all K–12 students in Erie County during the months of July and August, among other programming. 

Education programming for this exhibition is presented in partnership with the City of Buffalo.