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Hammer's 'Gridwork' plots Charles Gaines' captivating process
Hammer's 'Gridwork' plots Charles Gaines' captivating process

Charles Gaines' drawings from the 1970s and 1980s are not for the faint of heart. Encountering all those big sheets of graph paper filled in with row upon row of tiny little numbers and Latin alphabet letters has the immediate appeal of undergoing an IRS audit or perhaps reading through digital program code. Do not despair. Plunge in. Things will soon, well, begin to add up. And more. At the UCLA Hammer Museum, "Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989" lays out the artist's intensive deep-dive into rule-based systems, taking a viewer to unexpected places. ESSENTIAL ARTS & CULTURE NEWSLETTER >> Get great stories delivered to your inbox Perhaps the most...

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