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Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond, 2019. Photo by Clayton Porter.

Harmony Hammond in conversation with art critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Holland Cotter at the Marlene Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium, SITE Santa Fe, NM, as part of the My Life in Art lecture series at the Museum.

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Harmony Hammond was a leading figure in the development of the feminist art movement in New York in the early 1970s. She was a co-founder of A.I.R., the first women’s cooperative art gallery in New York (1972) and Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art & Politics (1976). Since 1984, she has lived and worked in northern New Mexico.  Hammond’s earliest feminist work combined gender politics with post-minimal experimentation with materials and process, frequently occupying a space between painting and sculpture. Her near-monochrome paintings of the last two decades continue these concerns. Often referred to as social or queer abstraction, the paintings which include rough burlap, straps, grommets, and rope along with Hammond's signature layers of thick paint, engage formal strategies and material metaphors suggesting restraint, connection, and liberation. "Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art" is on exhibit at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT from March 3 to September 15, 2019.

My Life in Art
Harmony Hammond with Holland Cotter
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium, SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM