UCLA Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only,” is an exhibition that expands through music, fashion, dance, film, poetry, painting, and installation. It’s theme this year was from the writer and poet Aram Saroyan. The aim was to show pure unity of the show with the diversity of the Los Angeles artists. As most exhibitions try and unify throw aesthetic or historical reference, Made In LA this year, aims to show it through the diversity of the Los Angeles artists. Olson Visual worked on the exhibition by creating a large mural on three of the walls. It was a commissioned work for the artist, Mark Verabioff. The mural had such an impact to the show as a significant centerpiece to the room. Along with the Cindy Sherman retrospective at the Broad, OV’s work is creating a dialogue in the art world. Save
Olson Visual created large-scale banners and high-quality window graphics for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Check out these images. One can see the expansive size of these graphics found on the side of the museum. You can also see the amazing quality of the window graphics. OV offers a wide variety of graphics from a small tag next to a painting to large-scale ones that fit on the side of a building. Come see the latest at the Hammer Museum. There is the ongoing Hammer Projects with Francis Upritchard that is up until March 1st. There is also “This is the End”, a screening of independent films. There are a few upcoming shows in the mix. One is Maria Hassabi opening soon on January 31st. The day after another exhibition will have their doors open, Pedro Reyes. Shortly after, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio. This will… read more →
It is the beginning of a new year and we look back at 2014 with a Los Angeles Architectural Award for Interior Public Space and having worked on some of the most talked about shows. This includes: Diane von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress, Take It or Leave It: Image, Ideology at The Hammer Museum, The Getty Graffiti Black Book, Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, and Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats at the Skirball Cultural Center to name a few. Olson Visual Museums continues to grow in Art, Design, and Architecture while creating the best quality graphics. Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology was an exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. It was an important historical show that included artists working in art appropriation and mass-media. One of the most notable was Barbara Kruger who created a large piece in the entry… read more →
Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology is the brand new exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. It is an important historical show that includes important artists working in art appropriation and mass-media including: Robert Gober, Andrea Fraser, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, and Mary Kelly-to name a few. Olson Visual was the company to print and install a massive art piece by the one and only, Barbara Kruger. Olson Visual printed and installed the Barbara Kruger installation in the entry way of the Hammer Museum. They are large-scale prints, known as wall graphics or murals. The work is very detailed, making some prints line up and match another. As you can see the end result is quite amazing! There is many works on display from Barbara Kruger from 1980s and 1990s but one in particular is the new entry piece. This is the first… read more →
Anne Ellegood, the Hammer museum senior curator, was recently named 2014 Faces to Watch by LA Times. Ellegood has been working on an exhibition “Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology” that deals with cross sections of appropriation and institutional ideology. The artists involved are known for burrowing images, themes, and messages from popular culture and mass-media. Artists include: Barbara Kruger, Jimmie Durham, Andrea Fraser, Mike Kelley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gretchen Bender, Fred Wilson, David Wojnarowicz and Adrian Piper.
Artist James Welling has created beautiful and challenging photographs for over thirty-five years. Operating in the hybrid ground between painting and sculpture and traditional photography, he is a foremost photographic practitioner enthralled with the possibilities of the medium. Since the mid-1970s, Welling’s practice has unflaggingly shifted to address an impressive array of issues and ideas: personal and cultural memory, the tenets of realism and transparency, abstraction and representation, optics and description, and the material and chemical nature of photography. His program, in particular, helps refine our definition of a photograph while offering a meaningful new paradigm for contemporary art. Monograph is the most comprehensive survey to date of this singular artist. It witnesses Welling’s sustained relevance and enviable staying power in this field while simultaneously explicating the primary strands that permeate this artist’s seemingly disparate oeuvre over three decades.
Connie Butler was originally the chief curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York but has accepted her new home here in LA at the Hammer Museum.
Pacific Standard Time presents Modern Architecture in L.A. This celebrates the city’s modern architecture through a serious of programs and exhibitions at art institutions in and around L.A. Starting in April 2013. Modern Architecutre in L.A. is a look into the postwar era that made the environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential buildings to its vast freeway infrastructure. This is supported by grants from the Getty Foundation. Exhibition partners include UC Santa Barbara, Hammer Museum, J. Paul Getty, Kellogg University, LACMA, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, MOCA and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
The Hammer Museum carries on the University of California Los Angeles’ mission of cutting edge research. Through well-planned exhibitions, this institution provides a culturally rich perspective on the current contemporary art environment. It also facilitates shows of historical importance.
Venice Biennial was recently an event that exhibited over 50 artists (July 13th – July 15th). This is not to be confused with the posh and the internationally acclaimed Venice Biennale in Italy. No this is instead, an outdoor exhibition along the Venice Beach boardwalk. It coincided with the Made in L.A exhibition at the Hammer Museum. Established artists were given a chance to work in a large outdoor installation space while experiencing how to sell their own work. Viewers were allowed to converse and buy straight from the artists themselves. It was a new context for these artists and a new venture for Venice Beach.