If you missed Harmony Hammond’s solo exhibition at Alexander Gray gallery in May and June, you can still catch some of her work in two current group exhibitions in New York City. “Skins: Body as Matter and Process” at Garth Greenan Gallery, is on view until July 29th, and “Mal Maison” at Maccarone is on view until August 12th. Both exhibitions take experimental approaches to the body as their subject. “Skins…” curated by Alison Dillulio, focuses on the contributions of major second wave feminists, including Mary Beth Edelson, Lynda Benglis, Joan Semmel, Howardena Pindell, and Hannah Wilke. According to art historian Lynda Nead these artists “broke open the boundaries of representation….to reveal the body as matter and process, as opposed to form and stasis.” “Mal Maison,” organized by Ashton Cooper, brings together a diverse group of artists, among them Keltie Ferris, Simone Leigh and Shinique Smith, whose approach to the portrayal of the female form draws on queer and post-colonial thought in abstract and materials-based paintings and sculptures. In addition to catching Hammond’s 1977 painting “Yum Yum” at Garth Greenan and her 2010 canvas “Buff” at Maccarone, you can download the catalog from her solo exhibition at Alex Gray here:
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