fb pixcode

ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Gregory R. Miller & Co./The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11.5 in. / 142 pgs / 70 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 142   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781941366233 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $62.00 GBP £40.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

TERRITORY
WORLD

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Ridgefield, CT
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 03/03/19Ė09/15/19

THE SPRING 2024 ARTBOOK | D.A.P. CATALOG

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link
Preview our Spring 2024 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.
  

GREGORY R. MILLER & CO./THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness

Five Decades of Art

Foreword by Cybele Maylone. Text by Amy Smith-Stewart.

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness

An activist and a curator as well as a trailblazing artist, feminist and lesbian scholar, New MexicoĖbased Harmony Hammond (born 1944) has enjoyed a career spanning nearly fifty years and many mediums, all of which are brought together for the first time in Material Witness, which accompanies the artistís museum survey of the same name at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.

Hammondís groundbreaking painting and installation practice unites minimalist and postminimalist concerns with feminist art strategies, employing marginalized craft traditions in the service of abstraction, and working through a wide cast of materials: fabric, rope, pine needles, hair, blood, bone and wood, mixed with traditional sculptural and painting materials.

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness restages the most significant installations of Hammondís career and presents them alongside her major paintings, sculptures, works on paper and ephemera. Fully illustrated, and with an essay by exhibition curator Amy Smith-Stewart, this is the first and definitive monograph on Harmony Hammond and her revolutionary practice.


"Cinch I" (2011Ė12) is reproduced from 'Harmony Hammond: Material Witness.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Frieze

Evan Moffit

[In 'Material Witness'] abstraction is a direct invocation of womenís bodies and the work they produce. Intense textures lend her paintings and sculptures an erotic charge; here, surface is a window onto the interior self.

AFAR

Allison C. Meier

Throughout, materials such as burlap, pine needles, bone, hair, blood, charred wood, and linoleum are augmented with paint, bronze, and graphite to elevate womenís craft traditions into reflections of the female body and its strength.

Spike Art Magazine

In these works [...] Hammond's advocation for resistance and female strength in life and art is a message conveyed with boy ferocity and grace.

Art in America

Faye Hirsch

[Material Witness] testifies to Hammondís status as a productive and rigorous maker who demonstrates a consistent knack for transforming the neutral forms of abstraction into corporeal metaphor.

4Columns

Rachel Churner

Material Witness [...] stresses the variety of materials the artist has used from 1971 to the present, and it emphasizes the metaphorical valences of menstrual blood, hair, rags, straw, rusted tin, and, above all, paint.

Hyperallergic

Sharmistha Ray

Harmony Hammondís work can appear bewildering at first, expansive in its diametrical explorations, and sprawling in its material juxtapositions.

Brooklyn Rail

Meredith Mendelsohn

In this long-overdue career survey, Harmony Hammond proves, if there were ever any doubt, that abstract art can be politically charged and bursting with content.

New York Times

Holland Cotter

Ms. Hammondís art has beauty too, but of a prickly, irritant kind: itís burlap ó sometimes sandpaper ó as opposed to silk. No surprise that, in a market-driven art world resistant to what canít be classified and resentful of work that refuses to ingratiate, the spotlight has been a long time coming her way.

Artforum

Ashton Cooper

In Hammondís formulation, however, abstraction is not a mode of expressing the ďrealĒ self or the truths of the unconscious, as had been explained in preceding decades. Rather, abstraction is an explicitly feminist and queer tool for visualizing and exploring the ever-changing textures of subjectivity.

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness

in stock  $45.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/19/2019

Feminist, queer, prophetic and imperative: Harmony Hammond, 'Material Witness'

Feminist, queer, prophetic and imperative: Harmony Hammond, 'Material Witness'

"Presence II" (1971) is reproduced from Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art, published to accompany the game-changing septuagenarian's first career retrospective, on view through September 15 at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. "Her visual work, which she refers to as 'the painting body,' radiates a 'felt content' that bridges hard-lived awareness and feminist and queer ideologies with abstract and material concerns," essayist Amy Smith-Stewart writes. "In doing so, Hammond imbues her works with tenderized moments, infused with fingering and fixing, as she deftly juxtaposes, mediates, integrates and interweaves orthodoxly antagonistic forces like art-craft, painting-sculpture, wall-floor, angle-curve, part-whole, self-collective, inside-outside, male-female, to herald a handmade abstract expression that is percipient in its ability to maintain emblematic elasticity. In a century where historical dualities are becoming more fluid, an examination of Hammond's life work feels not only prophetic, but also imperative." To read Holland Cotter's glowing review of the Aldrich show, continue to The New York Times. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/8/2019

'Harmony Hammond: Material Witness' Book Release at the Aldrich

'Harmony Hammond: Material Witness' Book Release at the Aldrich

Sunday, September 8, from 3Ė5 PM, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents the launch of Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art, co-published with Gregory R. Miller & Co.
continue to blog


ART BOOKS & MUSEUM EXHIBITION CATALOGS: FORTHCOMING AND RECENT RELEASES

Mickalene Thomas: All About Love

MICKALENE THOMAS: ALL ABOUT LOVE

D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781636812991
USD $60.00
| CAN $86

Pub Date: 6/18/2024
Forthcoming


The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure

THE TIME IS ALWAYS NOW: ARTISTS REFRAME THE BLACK FIGURE

National Portrait Gallery

ISBN: 9781855145580
USD $45.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 3/19/2024
Active | In stock


Penny Slinger: An Exorcism

PENNY SLINGER: AN EXORCISM

Fulgur Press

ISBN: 9781399963510
USD $65.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 7/30/2024
Forthcoming


Escher

ESCHER

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857251431
USD $50.00
| CAN $72

Pub Date: 4/9/2024
Active | In stock


Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists since 1940

SURREALISM AND US: CARIBBEAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORIC ARTISTS SINCE 1940

DelMonico Books/Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

ISBN: 9781636811284
USD $55.00
| CAN $79 UK £ 48

Pub Date: 4/2/2024
Active | In stock


Firelei BŠez

FIRELEI BŠEZ

DelMonico Books/Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

ISBN: 9781636811253
USD $59.95
| CAN $84.95 UK £ 52.99

Pub Date: 3/26/2024
Active | In stock


Jean Cocteau: The Jugglerís Revenge

JEAN COCTEAU: THE JUGGLERíS REVENGE

Marsilio Arte

ISBN: 9791254631683
USD $45.00
| CAN $65 UK £ 39

Pub Date: 7/16/2024
Forthcoming


Isamu Noguchi: A Sculptorís World

ISAMU NOGUCHI: A SCULPTORíS WORLD

Steidl

ISBN: 9783969993101
USD $85.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 9/3/2024
Forthcoming


Kšthe Kollwitz: A Retrospective

KšTHE KOLLWITZ: A RETROSPECTIVE

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 9781633451612
USD $65.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 4/23/2024
Active | In stock


Impressionists on Paper

IMPRESSIONISTS ON PAPER

Royal Academy of Arts

ISBN: 9781912520978
USD $35.00
| CAN $50

Pub Date: 2/6/2024
Active | In stock


Inventing the Modern: Untold Stories of the Women Who Shaped The Museum of Modern Art

INVENTING THE MODERN: UNTOLD STORIES OF THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 9781633450790
USD $45.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 9/3/2024
Forthcoming


More Than the Eyes

MORE THAN THE EYES

Atelier …ditions/D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781954957046
USD $39.95
| CAN $56.95 UK £ 32.99

Pub Date: 8/20/2024
Forthcoming