Barbara Hammer “Lesbian Whale: Early Drawings and Paintings” at Company, New York
Barbara Hammer’s “Lesbian Whale: Early Drawings and Paintings” presents previously unseen works on paper from 1968 to 1970 alongside her first five films, all of which were made between 1968 and 1972. Hammer also completed a new film that animates her early notebooks with voiceover commentary by friends and peers. These previously unseen drawings and paintings were made at a crucial turning point in Hammer’s early career, both before and after she left her husband to pursue a career in art and film. In these works, the first seeds of Hammer’s later film and performance works emerge alongside self-portraits, sketches, notes on future films, and drawings of the world around her.
until 11 October 2015
Barbara Hammer “Lesbian Whale: Early Drawings and Paintings” installation views at Company, New York, 2015