Ed Ruscha: On the Road - Exhibitions - Hammer Museum
June 3 - October 11, 2011
I'm very much looking forward to this new body of work by Ed Ruscha using the texts of Jack Kerouac. As curator Douglas Fogle suggests, “It is completely fitting that Ed Ruscha would take up the challenge of looking at Kerouac’s On the Road. In many ways Ruscha’s entire career has offered an artistic corollary to Kerouac’s linguistic portrait of the American landscape, giving concrete visual form to the poetry of our vernacular roadside. These new works are no different except that they channel one of the greatest chroniclers of the American landscape by appropriating and artistically framing fragmented instances of Kerouac’s language.” What else is there to say?