Solo Show Features Moveable Monsters and Mutant Dinosaurs
The Beeville Art Museum will host a solo exhibition of works by Mark David Bradford, aka “Scrapdaddy,” featuring his much-loved motorized art cars, along with his smaller, fixed sculptures. The exhibition opens to the public on January 26, 2013 and will remain on view through May 3, 2013.
The exhibition will be on view throughout the museum, inside and out, with a performance by one of Scrapdaddy’s wilder creations, “Mr. Green” (also known as The Grinch) at the opening on Saturday, January 26, noon-2 p.m.
Bradford, a sculptor who works primarily in metal, is best known for his giant, robotic, hydraulic creations which have been highlighted at Houston’s Art Car Parade for the past twenty-four years. Regularly driving off with the “Judges’ Choice” award, Bradford’s first art car was an 18-foot bicycle-looking contraption with four-foot steer horns, dubbed the “Texas Mosquito.” When asked how he got involved with this form of artistic expression, Bradford credits his great-grandfather, an inventor, stating “I always wanted to be like my great-grandfather and invent cool contraptions.”
Mark David Bradford’s work has been shown throughout North and South America and Europe, and has been featured on television shows, including “Battle Bots” and “Junkyard Wars.” In addition, he has hosted a pair of programs on the History Channel and has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine.