Artist Lecture Series
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd. (at the corner of Westwood and Wilshire)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Please check back later for 2014-2015 lectures.
Admission is free
Parking is available in the Hammer's underground parking lot for $3 after 6:00 pm.
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For more information please call (310) 825-0557
Photo: Lena Herzog
|Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:30pm
David Wilson is the director of the Museum of Jurassic Technology. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1974 and founded the Museum of Jurassic Technology in 1984. Since settling in its current Culver City, California location in 1988, the Museum has expanded both in terms of its public offerings, through exhibitions and associated programs, as well as in its public recognition and reputation. Mr. Wilson has produced twelve independent films, most recently under the auspices of MJT and often in conjunction with Kabinet, an arts and science-based cultural institution located in St. Petersburg, Russia. Wilson will present The Language of the Birds, which was filmed in September 2012 in Central Asian and Eastern European locations including Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Russia, Abkhazia, and Turkey. Told as a fable of a traveler's journey to an unknown land, The Language of the Birds was shot entirely in infrared, which lends an ethereal quality to the Central Asian landscape and gives the traveler's accounts the sense of a "tale told within a dream."
Photo: Gina Clyne
|Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:30pm
|Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30pm
Lari Pittman’s meticulously layered paintings and works on paper have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Surveys of his work include those held at Le Consortium, Dijon, France; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM); Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the Villa Arson, France; and the Center for Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland. Pittman has been included in four Biennial Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and showed work at Documenta X in Germany. He is a professor of painting and drawing in the UCLA Department of Art. His solo exhibition at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, opens on November 9.