L.A. Louver is pleased to present Frederick Hammersley: Paintings and Works on Paper, our most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s works to date. Featuring nearly 100 works produced by Hammersley, on view are paintings, works on paper, computer drawings, prints and photographs. The exhibition will run from April 26th through June 24th, 2017. An opening reception will be held on April 26th from 6-8pm.


Spanning the six decades in which Hammersley actively produced art, this exhibition provides the rare opportunity to view the full scope of his life’s work. Hallmarks from the artist’s career are well represented — from an early still life painting titled First still-life (FT Hall, ID), 1937, and a selection of lithographs from 1949/50; to an early “hunch” painting, Four, 1954, and his rst ever collage “cut up” painting from 1964. A number of 1969 computer generated drawings are on view, along with organic and geometric paintings dating from the ‘60s to the ‘90s, and prints he created with Tamarind Institue in the ‘80s. Also included are Hammersley’s black and white photographs from his WWII army days to his domestic life in Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as a complete range of drawings he made throughout his lifetime.

Beyond the different mediums and techniques Hammersley employed, we gain further insight into his mind’s eye through his exploration of both abstract and representational themes, and the connectivity between the two in the artist’s development of line, form, texture and palette.

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