Of all the reasons to visit historically dense "Now Dig This!" an exhibition at the Hammer of black artists working in L.A. between 1960 and 1980 the smart word-art interplay may be among the best. In works like Dale Brockman Davis' Viet Nam Game
, John Outterbridge's No Time for Jivin'!
and John T. Riddle's Ghetto Merchant
, the art acts as the majestically composed setups for punch lines the titles deliver.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 1. Continues through Jan. 8, 2011
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