Hammer Blog

  • Family Day Workshop Preview: Devon Tsuno

    Family Day Workshop Preview: Devon Tsuno

    Artist and L.A.-native Devon Tsuno welcomed us into his studio for a demonstration of his Family Day workshop. He spoke with us about his upbringing in Los Angeles and how his art practice champions local recreation as a way to encourage young people to conserve the spaces that they love and enjoy.

  • Family Day Workshop Preview: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Family Day Workshop Preview: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Aguiñiga’s workshop will invite families to make what she calls "manifesto tea towels," a dynamic blend of community empowerment and textile design. The tea towels will become part of a collective artwork that will be donated to the nonprofit organization Heart of Los Angeles.

  • Harry Dodge on Jim Shaw's Dream Object

    Harry Dodge on Jim Shaw's Dream Object

    "Dream Object (I was looking at drawings of successful business men which became increasingly distorted and became a pornographic hedge…)" is a big, multi-part graphite drawing by Jim Shaw, and in Living Apart Together, it’s sandwiched between Nayland Blake’s erotic restraints piece and Barbara Smith’s “Field Piece,” a maze of objects that look a lot like giant sex toys.