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John Outterbridge: Rag Man

Jul 1, 2016-Oct 16, 2016
Raised in a community steeped in creativity as a part of everyday life and characterized by a strong ethos to save and recycle, artist John Outterbridge has been making sculpture from found and discarded materials and debris—including rags, rubber, and scrap metal—for more than fifty years. The exhibition John Outterbridge: Rag Man was organized by the Hammer Museum and initially presented at Art + Practice (cofounded by artist Mark Bradford, social activist Allan DiCastro, and philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton) in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. Focusing on work made since 2000, the show features sculptures and assemblages composed of materials such as tools, twigs, bone, and hair.

John Outterbridge: Rag Man was organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, for Art + Practice, and curated by Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, with Jamillah James, Assistant Curator. The Aspen Art Museum’s presentation was organized by Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director.

The Hammer Museum at Art + Practice is a Public Engagement Partnership supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

The presentation of John Outterbridge: Rag Man in Aspen is funded in part by the AAM National Council.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

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