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"Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978 - 1969"
2000-06-25 until 2000-09-03
UCLA Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, CA,
This exhibition will examine the work of Los Angeles-based artist Robert
Overby (1935-1993), who also worked as a successful graphic designer.
After a brief period of public activity in the 1970s, Overby decided not
to exhibit his fine art. Considered a classic California experimenter,
Overbys work ranged from geometric abstract paintings in acrylic and
oils to resin casts of everyday objects, as well as monumental latex
rubber casts of architectural details and walls.
An influential figure and
an inspirational teacher, Overby had a passionate following among
artists. He challenged notions of originality and had a conceptual
commitment to the free exchange of ideas, as evidenced in a self
published book titled 336 to 1, August 1973-July 1969, where he
reproduced every art work he created in those years. The Hammer
exhibition is conceived by curator Terry R. Myers as the beginning of
the public life of Overbys 1970s production. It will consist of
approximately 30 to 35 objects - including latex casts of walls, doors,
staircases and an entire fašade of a building. This exhibition is curated
by Myers for the UCLA Hammer Museum.