Darren Bader


78 x 21 1/2 inches

Darren Bader’s conceptual playground approach to culture is on full display in this work that uses a surfboard as his “canvas” and a questionnaire as subject matter. Bader is a pro at finding the sly meanings that emerge when found text is recontextualized through its presentation. Here, the surfboard suggests a mental drift that the queries on a questionnaire guide along. Bader’s solo exhibitions include fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Meaning and Difference, The Power Station; chess: relatives, High Line Art, New York; light (and) regret, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; and Images, MoMA PS1, New York. His work is in the public collections of Aspen Art Museum; Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP, Paris), Paris; Centre Pompidou Foundation, Paris; Dallas Museum of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.