A CHANGE OF HEART at Hannah Hoffman Gallery

Rooij, Willem de

Artists: Bas Jan Ader, Tom Allen, Polly Apfelbaum, Becky Beasley, Juliette Blightman, Vern Blosum, Joe Brainard, Mathew Cerletty, Leidy Churchman, Holly Coulis, Ann Craven, Sam Falls, Saul Fletcher, Jane Freilicher, Daan Van Golden, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Camille Henrot, Paul Heyer, Alex Katz, Allison Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Caitlin Keogh, Kapwani Kiwanga, Robert Kushner, Jochen Lempert, Maria Loboda, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jenine Marsh, Ryan Mrozowski, Aliza Nisenbaum, D’ette Nogle, Andy Robert, Mark A. Rodriguez, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Willem De Rooij, Melanie Smith, Dylan Spaysky, Kunié Sugiura, Walter Sutin, Kyle Thurman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, James Welling, Tom Wesselmann, Hannah Wilke, Amy Yao, Nathan Zeidman

Exhibition title: A CHANGE OF HEART

Curated by: Chris Sharp

Venue: Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Date: June 4 – July 16, 2016

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

Note: Exhibition reader can be found here

A Change of Heart is an exhibition all about flowers. Directly addressing a subject matter that has always been historically marginalized as a subgenre, seen as little more than the byproduct of a charming amateurism, and minor art making, A Change of Heart embraces the floral still life in all its formal, symbolic, political and aesthetic heterogeneity. The exhibition seeks to mobilize and put into dialogue a radical and even dizzying diversity of approaches, including the queer, the decorative, the scientific, the euphemistic, the memento mori, the painterly, the deliberately amateur and minor as a position, and much more. To this end, the exhibition combines a broad selection of recent historical works starting from the ‘60s and the following decades up to a selection of emerging positions which address the floral each in their own way. At once quaint and absurd, the exhibition intends to touch, provoke and overwhelm through the concentrated and manifold complexity of its singular and timeless subject matter. The exhibition will be accompanied by a print handout of selected floral poems.

Chris Sharp is a writer and independent curator based in Mexico City, where he and the Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent run the project space Lulu.




























Ader, Bas Jan

Bas Jan Ader, Primary Time , 1974

Allen, Tom

Tom Allen, Trichopilia Suavis, 2008

Apfelbaum, Polly

Polly Apfelbaum, Pink Crush, 2007

Beasley, Becky

Becky Beasley, Berlin (2007) (No. 1 of Peonies in Bloom Series), 2016

Blightman, Juliette

Juliette Blightman, February 2016 – Day 183, 2016

Blosum, Vern

Vern Blosum, In Late Summer, 1961

Brainard, Joe

Joe Brainard, Madonna with Flowers IV, 1966

Cerletty, Mathew C

Mathew Cerletty, Alison Brie, 2016

Churchman, Leidy

Leidy Churchman, 17th Century Face III, 2016

Coulis, Holly

Holly Coulis, Mimosas and Citrus, 2016

Craven, Ann

Ann Craven, Roses (Morning Glory), 2010

Falls, Sam

Sam Falls, Nature Morte (Black Eyed Susan), 2016

Fletcher, Saul

Saul Fletcher, Untitled #02 (flowers), 1997

Freilicher, Jane

Jane Freilicher, Still Life with Blue Pitcher, 1980

Golden, Daan Van

Daan Van Golden, Composition with Roses (grey), 1970

Gonzalez-Torres, Felix

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein’s grave), 1992

Henrot, Camille 1

Camille Henrot, Composition as Explanation, Gertrude Stein, 2012

Henrot, Camille 2

Camille Henrot, The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing, 2014

Henrot, Camille 3

Camille Henrot, The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison, 2014

Heyer, Paul

Paul Heyer, White Lily on Pink, 2015

Katz, alex

Alex Katz, Wild Roses (Study B), 2012

Katz, Allison

Allison Katz, Bouquet (Wax paper) No. 4, 2016

Kelly, Ellsworth

Ellsworth Kelly, Morning Glory, 1986

Keogh, Caitlin

Caitlin Keogh, Flowers IV, 2016

Kiwanga, Kapwani

Kapwani Kiwanga, Flowers for Africa: Uganda, 2014

Kushner, Robert

Robert Kushner, Homecoming I, 2014

Lempert, Jochen

Jochen Lempert, Numbers & Figures (Liliaceae), 2015

Loboda, Maria

Maria Loboda, A Guide To Insults and Misanthropy, 2006

Mapplethorpe, Robert

Robert Mapplethorpe, Orchid, 1985

Marsh, Jenine

Jenine Marsh, What is love?, 2016

Mrozowski, Ryan

Ryan Mrozowski, Untitled (Pair), 2016


Aliza Nisenbaum, Fall , 2012


D’Ette Nogle, Flowers on a Table, 2016

Robert, Andy

Andy Robert, Reconsider (sunflower sunset), 2016

Rodriguez, Daniel Rios

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Pluck, 2016

Rodriguez, Mark

Mark A. Rodriguez, Q-P2016 (good quality), 2016

Rooij, Willem de

Willem De Rooij, Bouquet IX, 2012

Smith, Melanie

Melanie Smith, Collage 21, 2014

Spaysky, Dylan S

Dylan Spaysky, Independence Day Wall Vase, 2015

Sugiura, Kunie

Kunié Sugiura, Orange Stack 1, 2005

Sutin, Walter

Walter Sutin, Tree House Passion Flower, 2016

Thurman, Kyle

Kyle Thurman, Untitled (120 West 28th Street, New York NY 10001), 2014

Tillmans, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Tillmans, inner city apple tree, 2003

Warhol, Andy

Andy Warhol, Flowers, circa 1982

Welling, James

James Welling, 06241406, 2014

Wesselmann, Tom

Tom Wesselmann, Delphinium and Daisies, 1989-1992

Wilke, Hannah

Hannah Wilke, Untitled, Jan 16, 1990, 1990

Yao, Amy

Amy Yao, Intercontinental Drift No. 2, 2016

Zeidman, Nathan

Nathan Zeidman, Untitled (Pink Flowers), 2016