"Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition" @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Photography // Friday, July 10, 2015
Perfecting compositions with precision accuracy is at the forefront of UCLA Hammer Museum’s current photography exhibition Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition, on display through September 13, 2015. This exhibition considers a fascinating paradigm in contemporary photography, and the many ways it engages many of today's most important photographers. Serious photographers have long been suspicious of images that are too beautiful, too "photogenic," or too controlled. 

Jim Hodges at The Hammer

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 20, 2014
Jim Hodges' exhibit, Give More Than You Take, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is definitely worth a visit.

Hammer Projects: Maya Hayuk

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
One of our favorite artists, Maya Hayuk, will be creating a new site-specific mural on the Lobby Wall of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles for her first one-person US museum exhibition. "Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into her elaborate abstractions, creating an engaging mix of referents from popular culture and advanced painting practices while connecting to the ongoing pursuit of psychedelic experience in visual form." Maya was featured in our special December 2009 Barnstormers issue.

Chris Johanson x Johanna Jackson Furniture Installation @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Two of our favorite artists and veterans of the print magazine, LA-based Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson, just finished installing a new commission of custom furnishings on the Lindbrook Terrace at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The couple created chairs, tables, ottomans, and sofas incorporating used furniture, found wood, and colorful fabrics.

Wall Drawings by Linn Meyers at the Hammer Museum

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 25, 2011
Washington, DC-based artist Linn Meyers' work relies on both a calculated approach to composition and the organic evolution of each artwork to create organic, fluid drawings that unfold as her hand drawn lines undulate and vibrate across the larger compositional forms.

Ed Ruscha: On the Road at HAMMER Museum Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 06, 2011
A rite of passage in life is to read Jack Kerouac's seminal 1957 novel, On the Road. It is one of the last great American adventure stories. Ed Ruscha seems to feel the same way. Currently on exhibit at UCLA's HAMMER Museum, Ruscha has created an entirely new body of paintings and drawings that take their inspiration from passages in Kerouac’s novel.

The Art of Jonas Wood

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 30, 2011
We have always been attracted to Jonas Wood's sports nostalgia-related art, but it was when we saw Jonas' body of work at the HAMMER in Los Angeles last year that we were opened to his complete body of work.


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