Elliott Hundley Hand-Picks Collage & Assemblage at MOCA

Elliott Hundley, Hyacinth, 2006
An inexpensive and nearly foolproof recipe for an exhibition is to have an artist select works from a museum's collection. I can't remember seeing such a show that wasn't interesting. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, MOCA is inaugurating a series of L.A.-artist-picked exhibitions with the collective title "Open House." The first installment, "Open House: Elliott Hundley," is now on view at Grand Avenue.
Bruce Conner, Eve-Ray-Forever, 1965–2006
Hundley has created a personal anthology of collage, assemblage, and works in other media exhibiting a cut-and-paste sensibility. Bruce Conner seems especially pivotal. He is represented with a small 1962 assemblage sculpture, Senorita, and with Eve-Ray-Forever (1965–2006), a three-channel video projection. Both demonstrate how collage has often operated on the fringes. 
Corita Kent, things go better with (1967), ha,, (1966), and the handling is in your hands (1966)
The same might be said of Sister Corita Kent, the artist-nun whose pre-digital picture-poems look more contemporary with every passing year. 
Sister Corita Kent, things go better with (detail), 196t
Martin Kippenberger, Form und Farbe, 1982
Brenna Youngblood, 3 dollar bill (dirty money), 2013
Installation view of "Open House: Elliott Hundley." Photo by Zak Kelley