Milton Art Bank Exhibit: Mike Bidlo

Arts & Museum Exhibits

May 20, 2021 to August 14, 2021

Milton Art Bank

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Mike Bidlo; NOT MARSDEN HARTLEY (Forms Abstracted, 1913); graphite on laid Ingres paper; 11.75 x 10 inches

MIKE BIDLO

NOT MARSDEN HARTLEY

May 20th – August 14th, 2021



MAB is pleased to present an exhibition of new graphite on paper works by Mike Bidlo. The 30 works on view are from Bidlo's larger series of drawings based on paintings by the American master Marsden Hartley. With these drawings, Bidlo continues his ongoing practice of challenging the idea of authorship while questioning the modernist canon. As Debra Bricker Balken writes, "Bidlo’s demystification of modernism’s core conceit of originality emanates not only from his acts of duplication but their recontextualization as his voice and property. As a result, his studio practice has involved a deep devotion to craft: that is, to the seamless reproduction that stems from keen observation and deft draftsmanship, both of which enable faithful reenactment." 

Accompanying the exhibition is a fully illustrated hard-bound book published by MAB Books with essays by Brice Brown and Debra Bricker Balken. 

Mike Bidlo (b. 1953) is an American conceptual artist known for his appropriation of paintings and sculptures by 20th century masters such as Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico, Man Ray, Constantin Brancusi, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keeffe, among others. He is a key member of the generation of artists, including Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, John Armleder, and Barbara Kruger who emerged in the 1980s and practiced appropriating subjects and images from popular culture and art history into their own art. Bidlo lives and works in New York City. His work has been shown in the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; New Museum, New York; P.S.1/MoMA, Queens, New York; Sezon Museum, Tokyo; Saatchi Collection, London; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo; the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe; the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Fondation Cartier, Paris; Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York; Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris; the Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles; Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York; the Hal Bromm Gallery, New York; the Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co. Gallery, Milan, among others.
 

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Milton Art Bank
23 South Front Street
Milton, PA 17847
www.miltonartbank.com


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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