'Creature' is a smart exhibition at the Broad museum

'Creature' is a smart exhibition at the Broad museum

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“Creature” is the second special exhibition assembled since the Broad museum opened in its flashy downtown L.A. digs 14 months ago. Drawn entirely from its permanent collection, the show assembles roughly 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed-media works by about two dozen artists.

The creature theme is approached very loosely. Not exactly a compendium of old-fashioned figurative art, the works are in some way related to living beings.

Creatures lurk in the colossal flayed skin of raw, unstretched, paint-scraped canvas in Leon Golub’s six great paintings of sadistic torturers and thugs, as well as in Jenny Holzer’s black-granite sarcophagus chiseled with the same…



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