About the Book
This book of work by Harmony Hammond includes 8 new thickly-painted, monochrome and near-monochrome paintings. While these paintings engage with the history of modernist painting—more specifically, narratives of abstraction and monochrome—they come out of post-minimal and feminist concerns with materials and process rather than modernist reduction. They are formal, frontal, reductive, condensed.
About the Artist
Harmony Hammond is an artist and art writer who lives in Galisteo, New Mexico. She has had over 40 solo exhibitions and her work has been shown in major museums and galleries internationally. A co-founder of A.I.R. Gallery & Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Arts & Politics, Hammond is considered a pioneer of the feminist art movement. Her work was included in and “High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975” (2006) and “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” (2007) two major historical survey exhibitions that traveled to venues in the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Hammond’s work is represented in the permanent collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Brooklyn Museum; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Phoenix Art Museum; the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. She has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb, Joan Mitchell, Andrea Frank, Puffin, and Pollock-Krasner Foundations, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.