Hammer Projects: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Njideka Akunyili Crosby's (b. 1983) large scale works on paper combine collage, drawing, painting, and printmaking, fusing African and American influences and creative traditions.
Hammer Projects: Cathy Opie: Portraits
Catherine Opie is known for her evocative images of contemporary America. Opie’s work draws as much from Renaissance painting as from the traditions of street photography, and her most recent body of work most directly engages with Old Master portrai
Made in L.A. 2016: Martine Syms
Martine Syms draws on early cinema history and the language of television for “Laughing Gas,” the pilot episode of a situation comedy titled 'She Mad.'
Mark Bradford's Finding Barry
Since 1999, the museum has commissioned artists to create site-specific projects for the Hammer Museum Lobby Wall. American artist Mark Bradford created 'Finding Barry,’ 2015, by excavating through the 100+ layers of paint on the wall.
Dr Pozzi Comes Home
After a loan to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Singer Sargent’s 1881 portrait of Dr Samuel Jean Pozzi, depicted in a scarlet dressing gown with characteristic panache, finds a new home in the Hammer’s updated gallery.
Made in L.A. 2016: Kenzi Shiokava
Kenzi Shiokava’s work of the past fifty years has revolved around two very different sculptural forms, wood carving and assemblage. His elegantly carved totems and his staged groupings of plastic figurines offer a stark contrast in materials and meth
Hammer Projects: May Reid Kelly
Mary Reid Kelley creates narrative videos that explore the roles of women, sexuality, language and art historical tropes set within her own stylised black-and-white drawings.