“Side by Side” New Works by Max Hammond

“Side by Side” New Works by Max Hammond
October 25-November 12, 2019
Special Artist Reception, Friday, October 25th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries
Call 480-941-8500 or Email art@bonnerdavid.com for More Details

Extending his body of work from his successful homage to Franz Kline earlier this year, noted contemporary artist Max Hammond will present abstract images in pairs, side by side, one in color, one in black and white, for his upcoming show. Collectible either singly or together, this unusual exhibition continues the evolution of this renown artist. His remarkable ability to blend colors will create a prominent dual effect that must be seen in person.

Scottdale’s Anniversary ArtWalk Exhibition:

“Away from Here” | Max Hammond

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“The Watcher” | 16″ x 20″ | oil on panel

Bonner David Galleries is excited to be featuring a solo show and artist reception will debut during the Anniversary ArtWalk on October 22nd, from 6-9pm. The show, featuring Max Hammond, who is been with us for more than 10 years, is titled, “Away From Here.”

In this series, Hammond draws from his dreams to create his abstract scenes. He says, “I find myself pausing at dream memories, having to remind myself they are dream memories and not something that really happened.” His paintings have a hazy, dreamlike quality to them that allow you to feel as if you’re in his dreams with him. “Most dreams are forgotten quickly, but sometimes a dream will come along with such vividness that it sears memories as clear as waking images. I feel as though I’ve met some of these imaginary people.”

Hammond paints his abstracts through layers, often during 6-10 different painting sessions. He plays off each session, sometimes enriching previous layers, sometimes adding a layer that opposes the previous, balancing and pushing limits of previous layers. Contrast is where he has made his home for this show, with more texture and saturation against chromatic grey.

Hammond’s pieces for his solo show are vivid and stunning. The range in color in his work is a testament to how vibrant he wants these scenes to be. The images, although abstract, allow you to step right into them and feel the scene, as if you were really there. Hammond’s solo show will be on display from October 22 – November 17, 2015.

Click “Attending” on the event page for more details and sneak peaks to come!