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"Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001"
2002-06-24 until 2002-09-01
Madison Art Center
USA United States of America
The Madison Art Center will present a mid-career retrospective of painter and University of Wisconsin almuna Jane Hammond. Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001 features 16 paintings inspired by one of America's most accomplished poets. In her latest body of work, Hammond offers up a visual poetry to match Ashbery's enigmatic voice.
A longtime book collector and masterful collagist, Hammond is known for irregularly shaped, large-scale canvases that employ a lexicon of 276 found images. In 1993, the artist gave herself the added challenge of commissioning a list of titles from Ashbery to paint. Through unexpected combinations of borrowed iconography, the resulting series is a richly illustrated tribute to the art of appropriation.
Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001 opens at the Madison Art Center June 23. Located at 211 State Street, the museum is open Tuesday Thursday 11-5, Friday 11-9, Saturday 10-9 and Sunday 1-5; admission is free.
Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001 is a traveling exhibition organized by The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and curated by Jill Snyder, Executive Director. The exhibition and the accompanying catalog have been generously supported by American Greetings, Point to Point Communications, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, Galerie Lelong, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Greg Kucera Gallery, Lemberg Gallery, Sharon and Thurston Twigg-Smith and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.
Long-Haired Avatar, 1995
Oil on canvas, mixed media
72 x 86 inches
Collection of Peter and Eileen Broido
West Chicago, Illinois