David Hammons, installation view of “Five Decades,” 2016.

David Hammons

New York

Mnuchin Gallery

Over the decades, David Hammons’s aesthetic originality has maintained relevance through his oblique use of materials and subtle manner of transmitting meaning through seemingly incongruous, yet fertile combinations of objets trouvés. There are many examples, ranging from rock and hair sculptures to vibrantly lyrical Kool-Aid paintings and his rugged use of black rubber, fabric, concrete, and steel, not to mention his snowballs and paintings concealed by tarpaulins. Hammons’s remarkable assemblages invoke a sense of brilliant absurdity while manifesting an implicit awareness of African American urban street life.…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.

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