Elliott Hundley

The Hammer ups its contemporary collection

Article: 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

Article: 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.