|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|