No. 215: Frances Stark, 2015 top ten

Episode No. 215 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Frances Stark and host Tyler Green’s 2015 top ten list.

The Hammer Museum is showing “Uh-Oh: Frances Stark 1991-2015,” the most comprehensive survey ever launched of the Los Angeles-based artist. It was curated by Ali Subotnick with an assist from Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett and is on view through January twenty-fourth, twenty-sixteen. The show’s terrific catalogue was published by Delmonico Prestel. The show includes 125 works, including drawings, collages, paintings and video and requires the best kind of slow-looking. Nearly every work is full of patient discovery-requiring detail and cleverness.

Frances Stark has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hayward Gallery in London, at MoMA PS1, at the Secession in Vienna and at nearly a dozen other museums. Her work is routinely on view in major international surveys, including the Carnegie INternational, the Venice Biennale and the Hammer’s own biennial.

On the second segment, host Tyler Green details his top ten list of 2015 exhibitions.

Air date: December 17, 2015.

Frances Stark, Look at the parts (Dickinson v Whitman with Magritte), 2009.

Frances Stark, Look at the parts (Dickinson v Whitman with Magritte), 2009.

Frances Stark, Bees, Birds (detail), 1996.

Frances Stark, Bees, Birds (detail), 1996.

Frances Stark, Bees, Birds (detail), 1996.

Frances Stark, Bees, Birds (detail), 1996.

Frances Stark, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock (detail), 1993.

Frances Stark, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock (detail), 1993.

Frances Stark, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock (detail), 1993.

Frances Stark, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock (detail), 1993.

Frances Stark, W is for Werther, 1996.

Frances Stark, W is for Werther, 1996.

Frances Stark, W is for Werther (detail), 1996.

Frances Stark, W is for Werther (detail), 1996.

Frances Stark, No, no, no, now -- Grass, 2000.

Frances Stark, No, no, no, now — Grass, 2000.

Frances Stark, Not Quite Flying, Not Quite Falling (in parts), 1998.

Frances Stark, Not Quite Flying, Not Quite Falling (in parts), 1998.

Frances Stark, Not Quite Flying, Not Quite Falling (in parts) (detail), 1998.

Frances Stark, Not Quite Flying, Not Quite Falling (in parts) (detail), 1998.

Frances Stark, Unfortunately..., 2002.

Frances Stark, Unfortunately…, 2002.

Frances Stark, Unfortunately... (detail), 2002.

Frances Stark, Unfortunately… (detail), 2002.

Frances Stark, A Woman and a Peacock, Yet Again, 2010.

Frances Stark, A Woman and a Peacock, Yet Again, 2010.

Frances Stark, Chorus girl folding self in half, 2008.

Frances Stark, Chorus girl folding self in half, 2008.

Frances Stark, Member of chrosu (a particle), 2008.

Frances Stark, Member of chrosu (a particle), 2008.

Frances Stark, Another Chorus Individual (On Aspiration), 2007.

Frances Stark, Another Chorus Individual (On Aspiration), 2007.

Frances Stark, Another Chorus Individual (in the cul-de-sac), 2007.

Frances Stark, Another Chorus Individual (in the cul-de-sac), 2007.

Installation view of UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015. October 11, 2015–January 24, 2016. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo by Brian Forrest.

Installation view of UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015. October 11, 2015–January 24, 2016. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo by Brian Forrest.

Frances Stark, My Best Thing (still), 2011.

Frances Stark, My Best Thing (still), 2011.

Frances Stark, Portrait of the Artist as a Full-on Bird, 2007-08.

Frances Stark, Portrait of the Artist as a Full-on Bird, 2007-08.

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