In Max Hooper Schneider’s lush sculptures and installations, his experiences in marine biology and panorama structure show to be ever-present influences. His Hammer Tasks exhibition at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is immersive and full of too many particulars for one viewing, full of discovered objects amassed over a number of years. The exhibition runs by Feb. 2 on the museum.
“Artists are sometimes likened to inventors or scientists, and within the case of Max Hooper Schneider the comparability is greater than metaphoric,” the museum says. “… Analysis and scientific investigation are key to his course of. He explores the relationships between philosophy and nature, the non-public and the political, destruction and building, and what he calls nonhuman and human brokers. Mixing his numerous areas of experience, his idiosyncratic sculptures, installations, and drawings problem standard methods of classification, suggesting a worldview that strives to dislocate people from their assumed place of centrality and superiority as knowers and actors on this planet.”
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