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The Hammer Museum presents an extensive career retrospective devoted to the work of the groundbreaking painter and musician Llyn Foulkes (b. 1934 in Yakima\, Washington)\, on view from February 3 to May 19 \, 2013. One of the most influential yet under recognized artists of his ge neration\, Foulkes makes work that stands out for its raw\, immediate\, and unfiltered qualities. His extraordinarily diverse body of work—including i mpeccably painted landscapes\, mixed-media constructions\, deeply disturbin g portraits\, and narrative tableaux—resists categorization and defies expe ctations\, distinguishing Foulkes as a truly singular artist. LLYN FOUL KES is organized by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick and will feature appr oximately 140 artworks from public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe\, some of which have not been seen for decades. The exhibition will explore the entire scope of the artist’s career\, including early cartoons and drawings\, his macabre\, emotionally-charged paintings of the early 196 0s\; his epic rock and postcard paintings of the late 1960s and early 1970s \; his “bloody head” series of mutilated figures from the late 1970s throug h the present\; his social commentary paintings targeting corporate America (especially Disney)\, which include his remarkable narrative tableaux that combine painting with woodworking\, found materials\, and thick mounds of modeling paste\, seamlessly blended into the painted surface to create a re markable illusion of depth. The show will also feature a video of Foulkes p laying his Machine\, a one-man instrument consisting of horns\, bass\, orga n pipes\, percussion and more. LLYN FOULKES will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue including essays by novelist and art critic Jim Lewis\, writer Jason Weiss\, and curator Ali Subotnick.
< br /> LLYN FOULKES is made possible by major gifts from Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg/The Greenberg F oundation in honor of Mickey Gribin\; Kayne Foundation–Maggie Kayne\; and T he Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Generous support has also be en provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

KCRW 89.9 FM is the official media sponsor o f the exhibition.

DTEND:20130519 DTSTAMP:20140821T011745 DTSTART:20130203 GEO:34.0593793;-118.4437966 LOCATION:Hammer Museum\,10899 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90024 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:LLYN FOULKES\, Llyn Foulkes UID:251073 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130203T170000 DTSTAMP:20140821T011745 DTSTART:20130203T110000 GEO:34.0593793;-118.4437966 LOCATION:Hammer Museum\,10899 Wilshire Boulevard \nLos Angeles\, CA 90024 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:LLYN FOULKES\, Llyn Foulkes UID:251074 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR