Sites Of Love And Desire In Lari Pittman: Declaration Of Independence

at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (through January 5)
Reviewed by Lita Barrie

Lari Pittman’s momentous retrospective at Hammer Museum, is not only the most ambitious exhibition organized by the museum but arguably the most important exhibition anywhere in the country — or perhaps the world, today. This career-spanning exhibition of 80 densely layered monumental paintings and 50 vibrant works on paper ends the decade on a jubilant note because as the curator Connie Butler says, “the show is…