Hammersley’s Work Explored In NMMOA Exhibition


Hard-edge geometric painter Frederick Hammersley’s work is striking, to say the least.  His bold, vibrant work is unmistakable, and to the uninformed viewer, might be viewed as simplistic.

However, a closer inspection of his paint books, notes, and sketches will reveal a deeper method to the genius.  “Frederick Hammersley: To Paint Without Thinking” showcases the American artist’s sketchbooks, notebooks, inventories and color swatches to illuminate his systemic process of creation.  

The show also includes examples of his computer drawings, which were created in the late 1960’s utilizing the state-of-the-art IBM 360/40 computer and Art1 programming.

The show is on display for a limited time, through cooperation with the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.  

Information available online at NMArtMuseum.org.

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