The Hammer Museum’s UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015 is a mid-career retrospective of the multimedia artist’s work. The exhibition features 125 works, including Stark’s early carbon drawings, intricate collages, and mixed‐media paintings as well as her more recent videos. UH-OH delves into Stark’s use of text—including words and phrases from pop songs and literature—with imagery to create visual material that evokes the process of writing and explores doubt and pride, beauty, motherhood, artistry, class, literature, education, and communication.
Writes L.A. Times, “Stark’s wide-ranging work is an uncanny fusion of the analog and the virtual. Her materials incorporate paint and video projection in equal measure, plus scavenged art gallery announcements, orchestrated hip-hop sound, reflective silver Mylar and a PowerPoint presentation.”