TONDI’s first virtual exhibition Burn Baby Burn will take you into the work of Mark Bradford and Noah Purifoy who were each given large scale retrospectives at the Hammer and LACMA this summer. The virtual exhibition is anchored by two essays that probe into specific works found in each exhibit. In Scorched Earth we examine how Mark Bradford uses his artistic process to excavate meaning from the past and how trauma impacts the body (both in physical and political forms). Noah Purifoy’s Junk Dada at LACMA shares how the Watts Riots became a pivotal moment which altered the career of the artist.
This digital exhibit will also highlight other artists that have used their work to express and convey emotion with a symbolic power that speaks volumes.
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