Elliott Hundley

The Hammer ups its contemporary collection

The Hammer ups its contemporary collection

“Pentheus” (2010) by Elliot Hundley
Ever since 2005 the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles has made it their mission to acquire a contemporary collection of art from WWII to the present with a focus on work made in Southern California; In only 5 years they’ve amassed nearly 1,500 works in a wide range of mediums from drawing and sculpture to film and video.

Superficiality and Superexcrescence

Superficiality and Superexcrescence

An excrescence is a prominent growth, like a goiter. I guess a superexcrescence is a really big one. Less interesting to me than the titles of group shows are the reasons curators cook up for choosing them. I’m sure each of the 13 LA-based artists in this show fit the title “Superficiality and Superexcrescence” in some obscure way, but more important is the fact that Elliott Hundley is one of them.