In conjunction with the Texas Biennial, CAMH is pleased to present Brad Tucker’s Ten Records on Video (2006-2011), on view in CAMH’s Education Resource Room. Ten Records on Video continues Tucker’s exploration into sound and the visual object. The ten videos, some as short as 30 seconds, capture the performative element of the object and its corresponding sound.
Ten Records on Video is a continuation of the series he began in 2001, which was described at the time by writer/artist Bill Davenport in the following review for Glasstire:
Tucker’s sculpture-recordings “… has a different stance in relation to ‘real’ music. In Stareo, music and distortion are superimposed; a professional mainstream recording is garbled and distorted by its warped blue and white disc. Staccato cries from a 70’s vocalist blurt from the piece in a spastic wail. White Clouds (The Album) is traditional conceptual sound art; distortion and music are one. A lumpy white disc recording seven minutes of silence spews pops, skips, and static unleavened by musical sound. Tucker’s magnum opus, Drum Solos (Pink Album with Cover)achieves the perfect balance of these two extremes, recording amateur musical performances so uneven that they merge with the record’s mechanical distortions to synthesize a quasi-intentional avant-garde sound.”
About Brad Tucker
Brad Tucker is an artist based in Austin, Texas. Originally from California, Tucker received an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2009, and a BFA in Painting and Drawing, from the University of North Texas, Denton, in 1991. He was an Artist-in-Residence at the prestigious Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from 1999-2000. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Texas, California, and New York, among others.
About the Texas Biennial
The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary Texas art. This fourth edition of the Biennial will include recent art works in a range of media, created by 49 artists selected from a pool of applicants living and working throughout the state. The 2011 Biennial Curator is New York-based art historian Virginia Rutledge. The exhibition will take place at multiple venues in Austin including 816 Congress, 1319 Rosewood Avenue, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Big Medium, Pump Project Art Complex, Women & Their Work, and The Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin; in Houston at BOX 13 ArtSpace, and in San Antonio at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. In addition, more than 60 arts organizations across the state have joined to support the Biennial project with their own independently curated programming. This expansion is a celebration not only of Texas artists, but of the creativity and dedication of Texas arts organizations. The Texas Biennial is a program of Big Medium, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Austin that is dedicated to promoting the visual arts throughout Texas.