Larry Johnson - Exhibitions - Hammer Museum

Larry Johnson - Exhibitions - Hammer Museum

Larry Johnson is considered one of the greatest artists of his generation. CalArts graduate and work is mainly about Los Angeles. Maintains a relatively low profile considering he is one of the most influential artists. The exhibit is one best this summer running through Sept. 6 at the Hammer Museum.

  • The Undiscovered Country examined various approaches to the question of representation in contemporary painting, addressing both formal and content issues in painting after photography and after abstraction. The exhibition began i... The Undiscovered Country examined various approaches to the question of representation in contemporary painting, addressing both formal and content issues in painting after photography and after abstraction. The exhibition began in the 1960s with paintings by Vija Celmins, Gerhard Richter, John Baldessari, and Neil Jenny, and advances to the present via work by Philip Guston, Thomas Lawson, Jochen Klein, and Luc Tuymans. About half the exhibition is devoted to recent work, including paintings by Silke Otto-Knapp, Enoc Perez, Kirsten Everberg, Richard Prince, and Thomas Eggerer. The exhibition was curated by former Hammer Museum Chief Curator Russell Ferguson.