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Linn Meyers will be interviewed by Jessica Beck, Associate Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum.
Linn Meyers will show slides of her paintings, drawings, and site-specific installations, and discuss her practice.
Hammer Museum Senior Curator Anne Ellegood characterized Meyers’s work as “evidence of an action; they are traces or indexes of an event requiring intense stamina and patience.” She notes that “Meyers shares Pollock’s fascination with ‘baseness,’ with the most fundamental of human behaviors…She is after a purity of making ...a directness wherein the materiality of the work is evident...”
Meyers has lived and worked in NYC, Paris, France, New Haven, CT, San Francisco, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA (1998-2002.) She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a Santo Foundation award, and several DC Commission on the Arts fellowships. Meyers’s work is in museum collections through the US, including The Hirshhorn Museum, The Phillips Collection, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. She has created site-specific works in public and private venues, including a 2001 installation at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA. Our View From Here, Meyers’s solo exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, is on view through August 2017.