"Made in L.A. 2018"
Several woman painters get mini-retrospectives. At top is Linda Stark's Bastet, 2016, one of a group of posthumous cat portraits. Another Stark, Fixed Wave (2011), has recently been acquired for the Hammer Contemporary Collection. It's sort of Judy Chicago meets Helen Lundeberg in her biology textbook mode, with Stark's update of finish fetish.
Christina Quarles' large wall installation suggests a Broad-like vault storage of her future oeuvre, with confabulated labels. A few paintings are visible, of weirdos fucking or contemplating the universe.
a great installation at MOCA Grand Avenue this summer.)
Beatriz Cortez built a replica of Tzolk'in, her Mayan calendar Rube Goldberg machine that's installed near the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park. A remote viewing station lets you see the original in real time. Also on view is Piercing Garden, a kinetic garden that is a metaphor for L.A.'s new crop.
"Made in L.A. 2018" is organized by the Hammer's Anne Ellegood, Erin Christovale, MacKenzie Stevens, and Vanessa Arizmendi. It runs through Sep. 2, 2018.