Mark Leckey: On Pleasure Bent

Through a multi-disciplinary practice that encompasses sculpture, sound, film, and performance, British artist Mark Leckey explores the potential of the human imagination to appropriate and to animate a concept, an object, or an environment. Drawing on his personal experiences as a London-based artist, who spent his formative years in the north of England, Leckey returns frequently to ideas of personal history, desire and transformation in his work. This exhibition marks the first solo U.S. museum presentation for the artist.

On Pleasure Bent is a new body of work in which Leckey attempts to form a kaleidoscopic memoir, assembling his past from the imagery that he believes conditioned him. The exhibition will include all new works, several being exhibited publicly for the first time. Objects will include LED screens featuring looped animations, animated screens made up of highly-magnified computer screens silk screened with images, as well as cinema lobby style ‘standees’ and a trailer for a new video.

Exhibition Opening

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Saturday, August 31, 2013

  • Where: 

    Hammer Museum
    10899 WIlshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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