Sims Reed Gallery, The Economist Building, 30 Bury Street, London
Cocktail reception and exhibition with artist Jane Hammond (’72) and John Stomberg, Florence Finch Abbott Director
Hosted by Lyndsey Ingram (’01), Sims Reed Gallery
20% of Jane Hammond sales will be donated to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Jane Hammond had her first solo exhibition in 1989 at Exit Art, NYC. She has had fifteen solo shows in New York City, as well as fourteen solo museum shows and her work is included in over fifty public collections including MOMA, the Whitney Museum and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
In collaboration with Galerie Lelong in New York, the show at Sims Reed will present a carefully selected retrospective, alongside new works, providing an intimate view of her process and production over the past decade. Wit, meticulous craft, and surprising juxtapositions of meaning are hallmarks in Hammond’s work in which she incorporates an encyclopaedic collection of images—from the past and present, history and fiction—to explore the fluidity of meaning as images shift, re-occur and re-associate, weaving new connections in the mind and eye. To this end, she employs a range of media spanning painting, photography, installation and mixed media.