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9/20/2011

Seen: Linn Meyers at the Hammer Museum

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

If you do visit Libros Schmibros in Westwood, you are also in for a treat. Washington DC-based Linn Meyers' first-ever Los Angeles exhibition is on display the Hammer, and you don't even have to pay admission to see it.


Meyers created a blissfully diaphanous site-specific installation at the lobby entrance. I saw it and it took my breath away. Meyers' choice of color was on the spot, muted and nostalgic. She says it was inspired by the color of a Los Angeles sunset while walking on the beach. I can see that.


To create the wall painting, she worked for 14 hours over the course of 12 days, drawing each line and willing it not to waiver (even though it still did). Despite (or perhaps because of) her not so perfect handiwork, the piece takes on an organic quality. It reminded me of fingerprints that swirl endlessly. In other times, I thought it could be a whirling wind captured on the wall.

Here she is talking about her process:
   

Linn Meyers' work is on view at the Hammer until November 6, 2011. See for yourself and tell me what you think. 

Linn Meyers at the Hammer
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, at Westwood Boulevard
Phone: 310-443-7000
Hours: Tues-Wed, Fri-Sat, 11am – 7pm; Thurs, 11am – 9 pm; Sun, 11am – 5 pm;
Admission: Museum admission though is $10 for adults; Museum is free for everyone on Thursdays.


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