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Kelly Akashi and Laida Lertxundi Exhibiting at Hammer Museum

Alumna Kelly Akashi and Fine Arts faculty Laida Lertxundi in Made in L.A. biennial exhibition

Opening on June 12th, the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only  will feature work from alumna Kelly Akashi ('06 BFA) and Fine Arts faculty Laida Lertxundi. Akashi, a Los Angeles native, uses everything from blown glass, handmade candles, bronze, and painted wood in her works which have been exhibited at the Michael Jon Gallery in Miami, the François Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles, New York's Martos Gallery and more. Lertxundi, a lecturer in the Fine Arts program, is predominately a filmmaker with screenings at the New York Film Festival; Rotterdam International Film Festival; MOMA, New York; LACMA and exhibitions at Marta Cervara Gallery, Madrid, the Lyon Biennale, LIAF Bienniale, and Whitney Biennial.

Made in L.A. addresses Los Angeles as a center of activity inseparable from the global network of art production and reveals how artists move fluidly between contexts and respond to their local conditions. The exhibition is set to run through August 28, 2016. For more information on the exhibition and a full list of artists, visit



Left - Laida Lertxundi,  Stills from We Had the Experience but Missed the Meaning,  2014. 16mm film, color, sound. 8 min.

Right - Kelly Akashi,  Untitled,  2014. Bronze and rope. 12 × 11 × 8 in. (30.5 × 27.9 × 20.3 cm). Courtesy of François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles and Michael Jon Gallery, Miami and Detroit.