New Sculptures from Los Angeles
February 6, 2005 - June 5, 2005
- Matt Johnson Breadface 2004 Cast plastic with oil paint. Courtesy of the artist and Taxter & Spengemann, New York. Photo by Joshua White.
- THING 2005 Hammer Museum installation with work by Lara Schnitger, Andy Ouchi, and Jedediah Caesar (left to right). Photo by Joshua White.
- THING 2005 Hammer Museum installation with work by Rodney McMillian, Kristen Morgin, Kaz Oshiro, and Joel Morrison (left to right). Photo by Joshua White.
- THING 2005 Hammer Museum installation with work by Kaz Oshiro, Mindy Shapero, and Nathan Mabry (left to right). Photo by Joshua White.
- Lauren Bon Wise Elders 2005 View of the artist's studio with work in progress. Photo by Joshua White.
- Jedediah Caesar 1,000,000 A.D. 2004 Detail. Mixed Media. Collection of Craig Robins, Miami Beach, Florida.
- Kate Costello Untitled 2003 Paper, concrete and wood. Courtesy the artist.
- Krysten Cunningham Matter Sucks Matter 2004 Sisal rope, spray paint, steel, plywood, latex paint, zebrawood. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Joshua White.
- Hannah Greely Muddle 2004 Coconut fiber, silicone glue. Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway. Photo by Joshua White.
"'THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles' is the best museum survey of new art that I've seen in a very long time."
-Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times
About the Exhibition
Including work by 20 Los-Angeles-based artists, THING uncovers the most innovative contemporary sculpture from the up-and-coming generation. Probing the formal and conceptual trajectories of sculpture in Los Angeles, THING includes a broad selection of works and addresses a wide range of sculptural practices, attempting to make sense of new materials, forms, methods, and concerns of this promising generation of emerging Angeleno artists. THING offers viewers a chance to examine how the vital and provocative sculpture being produced by L.A.’s younger set extends local traditions and lineages, and also taps into and shapes broader cultural streams. As Los Angeles has become a defining force in international contemporary art, the exhibition, though focusing on Los Angeles, provides a compelling view into the state of sculpture today.
THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles is organized by a curatorial team led by James Elaine, curator of Hammer Projects with co-curators Aimee Chang, curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, and Christopher Miles, an independent curator/critic and assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach.
THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles is sponsored by The Fellows of Contemporary Art.
Additional support provided by the Murray and Ruth Gribin Foundation and The Fifth Floor Foundation.
- Lauren Bon
- Jedediah Caesar
- Kate Costello
- Krysten Cunningham
- Taft Green
- Hannah Greely
- Matt Johnson
- Aragna Ker
- Olga Koumoundouros
- Renee Lotenero
- Nathan Mabry
- Rodney McMillian
- Chuck Moffit
- Kristen Morgin
- Joel Morrison
- Michael O’Malley
- Kaz Oshiro
- Andy Ouchi
- Lara Schnitger
- Mindy Shapero