Harmony Hammond and Francis Cape: Angle of Repose

SITE Santa Fe

July 18 – October 4, 2015

Angle of Repose, Installation View, SITE Santa Fe (2015)

Angle of Repose, Installation View, SITE Santa Fe (2015)

Angle of Repose, Installation View, SITE Santa Fe (2015)

Flesh Fold #1 (2014)
Oil and mixed media on canvas
90.5h x 73w in (229.9h x 185.4w cm)

Press Release

Harmony Hammond and Francis Cape: Angle of Repose
SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM

Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
November 7 – December 13, 2015

Harmony Hammond and Frances Cape present Angle of Repose, as part of the series of exhibitions, 20 Years / 20 Shows at SITE Santa Fe, NMN. The exhibition is a collaborative installation that is conceived as a conversation between Foreclosure, Cape’s trail of exiled hand-crafted furniture and Flesh Fold #1, Hammond’s large layered near-monochrome painting with it’s skin pulled back to reveal a rawness underneath that must be covered over with the poultice of paint. “Angle of repose“ is a term used by engineers to describe the steepest angle to which a material can be piled without collapsing. The works of sculptor Cape and painter Hammond reflect on the precarity—financial, political, social and emotional—of our lives.