Brad Tucker

  • February 19, 2019 7:00 PM


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.

Image credit: Brad Tucker, Mens Center, 2018. Acrylic on wood, 22 x 17 x 1 inches

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). 

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers until 6:45 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.