Hammersley Is Out


Hunches, Geometrics, Organics: Paintings by Frederick Hammersley
Pomona College Museum of Art


A genuine misunderstanding is brought to the attention in plain colors or bright. There is in question a whole plane of experience, the salutary observer has this to say, that there is Western Abstraction and a compte rendu of Noland and Rothko, the blood-brother pact with McLaughlin, the signets of an early trial. The commedia is granted in plastic shapes, discernible or not to the critical eye. The general layout is given all around, the particular configuration, the unique instance.


That has been missed, in looking at this work. Evidence of a mind where none was sought before.

Frederick Hammersley
Oath of Office, #6
Oil on linen
30 x 30 inches