Exhibition view: Darren Bader, character limit, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (3 November 2018—12 January 2019). © Darren Bader. Courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo. Photo: Heather Rasmussen.
How much of Darren Bader’s art do we need in the world? The world, after all, is already full of the kinds of objects that Bader brings into his exhibitions: art, words, images, personalities, ideas. Its very fullness is arguably the condition that Bader’s work both critiques and thrives on.