JOHN OUTTERBRIDGE: 2010 Recipient of Artist Award
John Outterbridge, Hinged Window with Asafetida Bags Branded, 2008, mixed media, 20 1/4 x 17 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Drawing inspiration from Dada, folk art, and African sculpture, John Outterbridge recycles discarded materials, transforming them into poetic configurations that explore both social and political themes. In a career spanning fifty years that began with his seminal role in the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960's and 70's, he has succeeded in creating and developing a unique visual language.