No People Concerned on the Hammer

For an exhibition with its roots in pervasive social trauma, in No People Concerned (ultimate this weekend on the Hammer Museum) Erin Christovale and Vanessa Arizmendi have assembled a gaggle display that’s additionally heavy on subject material wit, wry humor and aesthetic empathy. The name refers back to the now-infamous interior code the LAPD used for sure types of circumstances — those who overwhelming concerned Black and Brown other folks who had been casually classified as intercourse employees, gang individuals, or drug sellers. The exhibition contains sculpture, efficiency, set up and multimedia works via seven artists who posit ameliorative counterpoints to this psychic and bodily violence of this disdainful othering.

Eddie Aparicio on the Hammer Museum (Picture: Jeff McClane)

Highlights come with Eddie Aparicio’s enormous, entropic post-minimalist sculpture this is each enthralling and unsettling; an array discarded gadgets trapped like gravel in an avalanche or flies in amber slowly emerge, because the previous does, because the paintings has “melted” over the process the display. Tau Lewis provides hand-sewn textile and photography-based wall works which might be phase altar, phase scrapbook, phase circle of relatives tree and phase duvet, and whose dimensionality and tough seams discuss handy and the frame in intimate, affected person, labor-intensive techniques.

Tau Lewis on the Hammer Museum (Picture: Jeff McClane)

Sangree‘s sculptural works mix references to Twentieth-century cinder-block minimalism with parts of each prison- and temple-like structure, cheeky recent hieroglyphic markings and an ecosystem of eccentric biomorphs that liven up and inhabit the areas with a slow-burn surrealism; the juxtaposition of exhausting and cushy in each fabrics and effort speaks to the techniques during which humanity would possibly triumph over forces of oppression. Las Nietas de Nonó creates a tortilla-based meditation at the comforts of house denied to the prisoners of the carceral state and the techniques their households stay them alive of their hearts whilst they’re aside, which in its natural geometry, sparkling backlights and stained-glass like heat if truth be told itself creates the sensation of a protected area within the emotional and bodily middle of the exhibition. 10899 WIlshire Blvd., Westwood; Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-9pm via Sunday, January 9; loose; hammer.ucla.edu.

Las Nietas de Nono set up view on the Hammer (Picture: Jeff McClane)

Updated: January 6, 2022 — 2:17 pm