Hammer Blog

  • On Joseph Holtzman's Practice

    On Joseph Holtzman's Practice

    Eleven years ago Joseph Holtzman returned to painting after a hiatus of close to twenty-five years. This exhibition, which debuted at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in October 2014, includes paintings dating from 2006 to 2011 and marks the first public display of the artist’s work.

  • Mary Reid Kelley and the Myth of the Minotaur

    Mary Reid Kelley and the Myth of the Minotaur

    The artist Mary Reid Kelley’s trilogy of videos on the myth of the Minotaur, made in collaboration with Patrick Kelley, frames the difference between the ancient concept of fate and the contemporary belief that suffering is generally the result of one’s own bad choices.