Harmony Hammond: Monster Prints

SITE Santa Fe

February 16, 2002 - June 2, 2002

Harmony Hammond: Monster Prints
Installation View
SITE Santa Fe, NM (2002)

Harmony Hammond: Monster Prints
Installation View
SITE Santa Fe, NM (2002)

Harmony Hammond: Monster Prints
Installation View
SITE Santa Fe, NM (2002)

Monster Monotype #1, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
120h x 60w in (304.80h x 152.40w cm)

Monster Monotype #2, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
120h x 60w in (304.80h x 152.40w cm)

Monster Monotype #3, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
120h x 60w in (304.80h x 152.40w cm)
 

Monster Monotype #4, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
120h x 60w in (304.80h x 152.40w cm)

Monster Monotype #5, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
60h x 120w in (152.40h x 304.80w cm)

Monster Monotype #6, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
60h x 120w in (152.40h x 304.80w cm)

Monster Monotype #7, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
60h x 120w in (152.40h x 304.80w cm)

Monster Monotype #8, 2001
Monotype on brown wrapping paper
60h x 120w in (152.40h x 304.80w cm)

Untitled #1, 1998
36h x 29.50w in (91.44h x 74.93w cm)
 

Untitled #2, 1998
36h x 29.50w in (91.44h x 74.93w cm)
 

Untitled #3, 1998
36h x 29.50w in (91.44h x 74.93w cm)
 

Untitled #4, 1998
36h x 29.50w in (91.44h x 74.93w cm)
 

Bleeding Manuscript I, 1997
Monotype 
30h x 22.50w in (76.20h x 57.15w cm)
 

Bleeding Manuscript II, 1997
30h x 22.50w in (76.20h x 57.15w cm)
 

Bleeding Manuscript IV, 1997
30h x 22.50w in (76.20h x 57.15w cm)
 

Press Release

Harmony Hammond: Monster Prints
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

PrimariIy known for her Iarge mixed-media paintings, Harmony Hammond's series of 11 monotypes was completed in 2001 at the VisuaI Arts Center in North Adams, Massachusetts, where she worked on the center's "monster press", one of the largest non-commerciaI printing presses in the country. Measuring 5 x 10 feet, the series demonstrates Hammond's interest in materiality and process and pushes the Iimitations of the monotype process. UtiIizing thicker than usuaI layers of ink, she created complex surfaces that combined a clean minimal formalism with post-minimaI process. The prints are remarkable for their painting scale, rich surfaces, and metallic " bronzing" effects, noticeable in the dark tones.