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HF exhibits new work in major survey of pattern, repetition, motif

Hermine Ford, between a place and candy, Norte Maar, Jason Andrew

Hermine Ford, Fly-by, 1995–2015, Oil paint on cotton muslin on shaped panel (diptych), courtesy Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn.

Norte Maar is pleased to present Between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif curated by independent curator Jason Andrew. Exhibition is on view at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, NY, March 16-June 12.

The title takes it’s clue from a phrase by Gertrude Stein, who over 100 years ago seeking a literary equivalent to cubism attempted in her prose to “banish memory” to “articulate a continuous present where writing recreates itself anew in each successive moment.” Stein’s writing, considered both repetitive and illogical, stretched the medium of fiction and reality, time and place.

The work of these artists should be seen through this early modernist lens. In some form or another artists seek to renew themselves through each attempt at the canvas. Whether consciously or unconsciously it is often through the use of pattern, repetition, and motif (or the combination of all three) that the artist returns almost instinctually to “articulate a continuous present.” It can also be argued that if an artwork remains “continuously present” it is neither finished nor unfinished. Perhaps this is the exact state at which these artists have arrived. Continue Reading →

Interview: HF with curator Stephanie Buhmann

Hermine Ford, shaped panel paintings, paintingsCurator/historian Stephanie Buhmann sits down with Hermine Ford to discuss her life and her work. They discuss the inspirations for her recent shaped paintings, the various stages of preparation and the resulting abstract narrative.

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Review: HF at Outlet in Art Pulse

Hermine Ford, Outlet Fine Art, Outlet, Brooklyn, Stephanie Buhmann, Joan Witek, Jason Andrew

Idiosyncratic rule in Brooklyn by Sharon Butler

Blogger/Painter Sharon Butler offers these two recommendations for Brooklyn gallery visits (see full article here):

At Outlet Fine Art, seasoned painter Hermine Ford continues her exploration of urban decay and renewal in quirky shaped canvases that depict fragments of floor tile mosaics. In the new work Ford begins to loosen up, combining a more gestural painting approach and larger scale shifts with the tighter, more illustrative technique from previous outings. Her work looks terrific in Jason Andrew’s new exhibition space. Continue Reading →

HF featured in October Issue of Interior Design Magazine.

Hermine Ford, Interior Design Magazine, Interior Design, Flank, Maters Projects

At the Abingdon, a West Village condominium conversion, Flank brought in 2Michaels to furnish the model apartment and Masters & Pelavin to provide artwork. (Photo courtesy Interior Design Magazine)

Hermine Ford’s work was included in an article by Craig Kellogg that featured a new interior design managed by Jennifer Masters of Flank.

In what was once a nursing home in the West Village, “Today, the entire ground level is a forest of glinting steel studs under a ruined ceiling peeling with loose-leaf size sheets of paint,” writes Craig Kellogg, “It takes a supreme effort to imagine the multimillion-dollar duplex maisonette slated to occupy the space when the building reopens as the 10-unit Abingdon condominium. To assist with the visualization, Flank—the architecture firm and real-estate developer and broker—hired interiors specialists 2Michaels to design the model apartment.” Continue Reading →

HF’s John Hopkins Commission featured among many in Interior Design.

Hermine Ford, John Hopkins Medical Center

An artist, Spencer Finch, helped design the curtain wall sections; photography: Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo.

Hermine Ford’s work is among the 500 works created by 70 artists for the new 1.6 million-square-foot John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, which was featured in the August Issue of Interior Design Magazine.

Costing $1.1 billion to construct, the Perkins + Will design, comprises an eight-story base connected by two 12-story towers, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Tower for adult care. Continue Reading →

Commission for The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Hermine Ford has recently completed a commission for the new wing of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, which will be installed in Spring 2012. Work includes a large oval shaped drawing, measuring 89 x 29 inches, which will be placed under glass as a tabletop for a security desk located in the entry way of the Adult Tower, Level 3. In addition a suite of three of the artist’s drawings have also been collected by the hospital.

oils paint, ink, graphite, colored pencil on linen on shapen panel

Untitled (284-11), 2011

Untitled (282-11), 2011

Untitled (283-11), 2011

Untitled (281-11), 2011

HF exhibits new paintings at Storefront, Brooklyn

Untitled (270-11), 2011

STOREFRONT (16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn) is pleased to present new paintings by Hermine Ford. A fully illustrated color catalogue of paintings from 1970 to the present will accompany the exhibition. An opening reception for the artists will be held Friday, April 22, from 6-9PM. Storefront is open weekends 1-6PM or by appointment by calling 646-361-8512.

Preview or purchase the fully illustrated color catalogue of paintings from 1970 to the present.

Related Press:
“Hermine Ford’s enchantment,”
by Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint
May 3, 2011

ii ss, by Hermine Ford and poet Kathleen Fraser has been acquired by libraries throughout the US

The entire edition if “ii ss” published by Granary Books, a collaboration by Hermine Ford and poet Kathleen Fraser, has been acquired by libraries throughout the United States. View the full list of these collections.

Granary Books, producers and promoters of new works exploring the intersection of word, image, and page is scheduled to publish Hermine Ford and Kathleen Fraser’s collaboration “ii ss” in 2010-2011 season.

The book will premiere at the  Codex International Book Fair from February 6 to 9, 2011