Lari Pittman and Mark Bradford in Eden’s Edge at Hammer Museum

Lari Pittman Untitled, 2003 (detail). Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Season 4 artists Mark Bradford and Lari Pittman are both featured in the Hammer Museum‚Äôs current survey, Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists. The show explores art made in Los Angeles during the past decade, crossing generations, media, and materials to link artists who create work ingrained with intensely personal visions. In addition to Bradford and Pittman, the exhibition features Ginny Bishton, Liz Craft, Sharon Ellis, Matt Greene, Elliott Hundley, Stanya Kahn & Harry Dodge, Monica Majoli, Matthew Monahan, Rebecca Morales, Ken Price, Jason Rhoades, Anna Sew Hoy, and Jim Shaw. These artists share a perspective toward landscape and figure that investigates complex contradictions, which are inherent to life in Los Angeles and more broadly to contemporary American culture.

As part of Art21 Access ’07, Art21 is partnering with the Hammer Museum to present a sneak preview of the “Protest” episode from Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 4 on October 3, 2007 at 7 p.m. Also, revisit this blog for a special announcement regarding other Art21 events with Bradford and Pittman in Los Angeles in October.

Eden’s Edge: 15 LA Artists is on view from May 13 – September 2, 2007. For additional images, click here.