Jane Hammond, "Norma Jean", 2006, selenium-toned silver gelatin print, ed of 5, courtesy Gallerie LeLong, NYC.

Jane Hammond, “Norma Jean”, 2006, selenium-toned silver gelatin print, ed of 5, courtesy Gallerie LeLong, NYC.

Jane Hammond

I bought photos of snowmen, ventriloquists, rabbits, …. I bought hundreds of photos. Then I asked my mother to give me all of our family photos. I spread them out in the studio and just looked at them for several days. Then when I was away from them, I noticed that I started to misremember them. I remembered that the woman with the snowman was also in the boat – when she wasn’t really. I make photographs of the melding images in my head. I combine as many as twenty images into one new photograph. These compilations contain many moments of time “actualized” into a new present.

Born in Bridgeport, CT, based in NYC, Jane Hammond received her BA from Mount Holyoke College and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Hammond’s artwork has been in over 150 exhibitions in over a dozen countries. One-person shows include those at Mt. Holyoke College Museum of Art, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, as well as galleries in NYC including Pace Prints, Galerie Lelong, Exit Art, and Luhring Augustine. Her work resides in the collections of over two-dozen museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and Yale University. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, as well as a Yaddo Fellow, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in Painting. Her work has been in publications worldwide including Art in America, Artforum, and The New York Times. Hammond’s work is represented by Galerie Lelong in NYC.