Elliott Hundley


extruded polystyrene, paper, pins, string, plastic, and photographs
48 x 48 x 9 1/2 inches

Elliott Hundley’s works exuberantly give new life to the term bricolage. Using glue and pins, Hundley combines a variety of materials, inkjet prints, kitakata paper, photographs, and tiny bits of images to compose abstract and optically dazzling surfaces. In Rose, Hundley collages advertising images of women, flowers, and printed fragments of paintings (like that of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe’s Lips), to create a shimmering motif of femininity. Elliot’s complex attempts to make order from chaos are similar to those of the great artists and miners of urban detritus such as Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Cornell, and Julian Schnabel. Elliott Hundley is an American artist, living and working in Los Angeles. Hundley was part of the LAXed exhibition at Peres Projects Berlin in April 2006 and the Hammer Museum in May 2006. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, among others. Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae, was organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, and was most recently on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center.