Artist Talk: Henry Coombes

Sunday Aug 10, 2008 3:00 PM This is a past program

Join Henry Coombes for an evening of in-depth discussion about the Scottish artist’s drawings, paintings and sculptures as well as selected screenings of his amusing, disturbing and surreal films. Coombes explores the tension between instinctual, natural impulses and the constraints of polite society. He presents viewers with seemingly idyllic scenarios that gradually delve deeper into the darker inclinations of human nature. 

Hammer Artist Talks include lively Q&A sessions with the audience and offer a great chance to learn more about important emerging artists from the artists themselves. For his first exhibition in an American museum, Coombes's Laddy and the Lady (2005) and Gralloch (2007) are on view in the Hammer Video Gallery through September 7th.


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, and Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.