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Hometown Art in L.A.

An early-summer art show displays work by local artists.

Hometown art pride is at an all-time high at the Hammer Museum this summer with the biennial Made in L.A. 2014 exhibit. Opening June 15, the show provides a glimpse into the city’s artistic currents and offerings through the works of under-recognized artists. Organized by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler and independent curator Michael Ned Holte, Made in L.A. 2014 offers visitors the opportunity to explore the talents of 35 locally based artists through a series of thought-provoking paintings, sculptures, performances and video installations—including 11 commissioned pieces—on display throughout the UCLA-backed institution. Visitors are judges, too: The recipient of the $25,000 Public Recognition Award is determined by viewers’ votes.

Hammer Museum Opening June 15: Made in L.A. 2014. Tu–F 11 am–8 pm, Sa–Su 11 am–5 pm. Closed July 4. Free admission. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood, 310.443.7000 

Channing Hansen, Polytope Soap (2013)
Channing Hansen, Polytope Soap, 2013. (Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Joshua White)