From the DS Archives: Elliot Hundley

From the DS Archives reintroduces Los Angeles based artist Elliot Hundley this Sunday. Up now through July 1st at Regen Projects in Los Angeles is Elliot Hundley: Semele, an exhibition featuring large-scale wall bound collages, sculptures, and paintings inspired by Euripides’ Greek tragedy, The Bacchae.

This article was originally written by Chantel Tattoli on October 1, 2009.

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Elliott Hundley‘s work mashes up the diligence of entomology displays with the audacity of pop-up books. He accumulates bits and pieces of lo-fi media like string, paper, and beading, and collages photographs – glues, pins and inlays for an atomistic, yet overall integrated scene. Color, texture and clipped images are made to beautifully butt heads in numerous intimate, epic conflicts. The effect is discursive, overlooking chronology and didacticism in favor of studying the nature of the conflict between the medias he pits against each other.

Hundley’s work is showing in a group exhibition, The World is Yours, ongoing until January 10 at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition’s title promises the world, but also means to insinuate “the real world”: as diehard, breakneck times; as an empty/broken promise; and as a manque dream – usually could’a, should’a, would’a been, but isn’t.

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Elliott Hundley received his BFA in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997, and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005. His most recent solo show, Hekabe, occured this past spring at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, and he will be in the forthcoming group exhibition,Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, at the Guggenheim in New York City this February 19 – May 16.

View Elliot Hundley’s previous feature on