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  • Lindbrook Terrace Installation: Yunhee Min

    Lindbrook Terrace Installation: Yunhee Min

    Yunhee Min For Instance, 2008 Velour, aluminum Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Originally created for the James Gallery, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Yunhee Min explores the impact of color and geometry on spatial perception in her vibrantly hued paintings and sculptures. Drawing on influences as varied as color theory, minimalism, the history of abstract painting, and architecture, Min creates immersive spaces that energize their surroundings. Originally conceived for and installed at the James Gallery at the City University of New York, For Instance was generously donated to the Hammer Museum by the university. Expanded and reconfigured for the Hammer’s Lindbrook Terrace, the work consists of drapes fabricated in various widths in a surprisingly serene palette of steely blue, muted red, warm tallow, and bright white. Designed to allow for open spaces between the panels, the curtains create planes of color that can be reconfigured into

  • Highlights from Recent Acquisitions

    Highlights from Recent Acquisitions

    Charles Gaines. Numbers & Trees VI, Landscape, #4, 1989. Acrylic sheet, acrylic paint, watercolor, silkscreen, photograph. 46 5/8 x 38 5/8 in. (118.4 x 98.1 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchase. L.A.-based artist Charles Gaines works with various mediums, including photography, drawing, text, and video, relying on existing and invented systems to generate his works. Numbers & Trees VI, Landscape, #4 (1989) is part of a body of work in which Gaines transformed photographic images within a series of prescribed operations. For Manifestos (2008), Gaines wrote musical scores based on the manifestos of four revolutionary groups, including the Black Panther Party. Comprising five musical scores, four large drawings, and a video installation, the epic work is a meditation on social idealism. Alexis Smith. Town & Country, 2001. Mixed media collage on folding table. 36 3/4 x 28 x 5 1/2 in. (93.3 x 71