Melvin Edwards

 

Hammer Museum

 October 2, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Melvin Edwards, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: The Fourth Circle (1966); Background Far Left: Cotton Hangup (1966); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: The Fourth Circle (1966); Background Far Left: Cotton Hangup (1966); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Right: Cotton Hangup; Left: Four Lynch Fragments; Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Right: Cotton Hangup; Left: Four Lynch Fragments; Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Four Lynch Fragments; Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Four Lynch Fragments; Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Cotton Hangup (1966); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Cotton Hangup (1966); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Far Left: Four Lynch Fragments; Background Center: Cotton Hangup; Foreground: The Forth Circle; Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Far Left: Four Lynch Fragments; Background Center: Cotton Hangup; Foreground: The Forth Circle; Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: August the Squared Fire (1965); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: August the Squared Fire (1965); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: Lifted X (1965); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: Lifted X (1965); Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: August the Squared Fire; Background Center: The Fourth Circle; Background Left: Four Lynch Fragments; Background Right: Cotton Hangup
Installation view; The Hammer Museum
Melvin Edwards; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2011)
Foreground: August the Squared Fire; Background Center: The Fourth Circle; Background Left: Four Lynch Fragments; Background Right: Cotton Hangup
Installation view; The Hammer Museum

About the Exhibition



October 2, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
October 2, 2011 - January 8, 2012

PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
October 21, 2012—March 11, 2013

Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Paintings and Sculpture 1945-1970

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
March 15, 2012—June 10, 2012

Now Dig This! examines a pioneering group of African American artists whose work, connections, and friendships with other artists of varied ethnic backgrounds influenced the creative community and artistic practices that developed in Los Angeles during this historic period (1960–1980). The exhibition presents 140 artworks by artists and friends who influenced and supported them during this period and explores and celebrates the significant contributions of African Americans to the canon of Los Angeles–based art.

Now Dig This! is presented as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A 1945–1980, a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California.

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