Los Angeles

Eileen Quinlan,The Raft, 2010, black-and-white photograph mounted on aluminum, 60 x 48". From “All of This and Nothing.”

Eileen Quinlan,The Raft, 2010, black-and-white photograph mounted on aluminum, 60 x 48". From “All of This and Nothing.”

Los Angeles

All of This and Nothing

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
January 30–April 24, 2011

Curated by Anne Ellegood and Douglas Fogle

For this sixth edition of the Hammer Invitational, curators Anne Ellegood and Douglas Fogle have decided to expand the show’s reach to include figures from well outside of Los Angeles such as Karla Black, Fernando Ortega, and Eileen Quinlan, alongside a mix of local names, from Dianna Molzan to Frances Stark. The connective tissue between all fourteen artists is finer than ever before, having less to do with a conceptual or material focus than with a subtle ambivalence that is very much of the moment. As the title, a Psychedelic Furs reference, suggests, this sensibility entails a simultaneous embrace of poverty and excess—doing too much with not enough, and vice versa—which is what artists have always done, though perhaps never so explicitly. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Ellegood and Fogle as well as the artist Charles Long.