Texts are a kind of abstraction. Brad Tucker as quoted in the press release for Temporary Relief at Inman Gallery, Houston, November 2, 2018-January 5, 2019
Brad Tucker is an Austin-based artist and musician known for his sly and unassuming sense of humor that results in playful and astute work that engages the viewer in what can seem to be an inside joke, to profound effect. The press release for his recent solo exhibition at Inman Gallery in Houston explains, “While this new body of work is infused with Tucker’s iconic humor, that humor is also weighted with a certain gravitas. . . . In many ways, the questions Tucker asks in Temporary Relief are about speed and how we make meaning from abstract things.”
For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Tucker addresses the tentative association of his work to painting and sculpture and how the influence of musicmaking, and music performance, has permeated the objects he makes.
A video recording of this lectures will be available on the Modern's Youtube.