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David Hammons

April 28, 2011

David Hammons current exhibition at L & M Arts features a series of oil-on-canvas abstractions, draped with obscuring materials, like industrial plastic sheeting, mutilated garbage bags and tattered towels.  The painterly qualities of the works are visible only around the edges or through rips in the overlaid sheaths.  Hammons brought to the prestigious Upper East Side gallery the spirits of other Manhattan burrows.

“If Abstract Expressionism is about the preciousness of the painter’s touch, Mr. Hammons’s arrangements of raddled plastics and frayed blankets are about the touch of ordinary bodies laboring, sweating, sleeping, trying to stay warm.”

David Hammons at L&M Arts

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