Frederick Hammersley was part of a group of abstract artists who developed the Southern California geometric aesthetic popularly known as Hard-Edge Painting.
In contrast to New York Abstract Expressionist painters, Hard-Edge painters shared an affinity for minimal geometric abstractions marked by the use of clean, precise lines, rich colors, and flat, interrelated forms. This selection of prints and computer-generated drawings dating from 1949 to 1991 illustrates Hammersley’s evolution from figurative elements to geometric abstraction.
Organized from the museum’s collection, this exhibition is curated by Christine Giles, Senior Curator.
This season’s exhibitions are sponsored by the Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation and Yvonne & Steve* Maloney (*in memoriam).