Frances will have two new works in the upcoming Hammer Invitational. The show opens on January 30 and runs until April 24, 2011.
The sixth in the series of Hammer Invitationals, All of this and nothing will present the work of several Los Angeles-based artists, both established and emerging, alongside a number of international artists, several of whom will be exhibiting in Los Angeles for the first time. The first major exhibition at the Hammer to be jointly curated by the museum’s senior curator, Anne Ellegood and chief curator, Douglas Fogle, All of this and nothing presents a range of media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, sound, performance, and the moving image.
The artists in the exhibition explore philosophical questions about being in the world, heightening our awareness of the many mysteries that surround us and favoring intuition and poetry over rationality and logic. They closely consider and make visible to the viewer the process of art making by playing with scale, the ephemeral quality of their materials, the nature of time and language, and the relationships between the objects that they create. In doing so, the artists propose that works of art can inspire us to contemplate and to question, offering more possibilities than certitudes, more curiosities than established arguments. These artists conceptually and emotionally invest ephemeral and everyday materials and occurrences with newfound poetic meanings while offering a thoughtful meditation on the fragility of our lives and the objects that make up the world around us. A series of performances will accompany the exhibition.
Participating artists include Karla Black, Charles Gaines, Evan Holloway, Sergej Jensen, Ian Kiaer, Jorge Macchi, Dianna Molzan, Fernando Ortega, Eileen Quinlan, Gedi Sibony, Paul Sietsema, Frances Stark, Mateo Tannatt, and Kerry Tribe.
All of this and nothing (Hammer Museum)