Hammer Museum

Friedrich Kunath

17 Apr - 14 Oct 2010

© Friedrich Kunath
And It Stoned Me Into the Mystic, 2009
Watercolor on canvas.
35 3/4 x 48 1/4 in. (90.8 x 122.5 cm).
Courtesy of the artist, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; BQ, Berlin; and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.

17 April - October 14, 2010

Like a favorite poem, Friedrich Kunath's works poignantly yet playfully distill the fundamentals of human emotion–desire, loneliness, and anxiety–creating comically tragic scenes in which human beings try to find their way in the world. Employing an impressive range of mediums–drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and a neon sign–Kunath will cover the lobby walls, creating a world both fantastical and quotidian revolving around a number of middle aged male characters struggling to define their lives in a sea of uncertainty.

Organized by Anne Ellegood, Hammer senior curator.

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