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HF featured on Gorky’s Granddaughter

Hermine Ford, Gorkys Granddaughter

Featured on the February 2017 edition of Gorky’s Granddaughter, founders Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting discuss art making techniques and thoughts with Hermine Ford. Continue Reading →

M/E/A/N/I/N/G: The Final Issue on A Year of Positive Thinking-7

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The first issue of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues, was published in December 1986. M/E/A/N/I/N/G is a collaboration between two artists, Susan Bee and Mira Schor, both painters with expanded interests in writing and politics, and an extended community of artists, art critics, historians, theorists, and poets, whom we sought to engage in discourse and to give a voice to. Read More >

Another Hidden Chapter of ’70s Abstraction

Zurcher Gallery, Hermine Ford

Hermine Ford, painting, 1970

Hermine Ford, “Untitled” (1975), oil, graphite and gesso on cotton duck, 23.5 x 66 inches

Via Hyperallergic :

The nine artists in 1970’s: 9 Women and Abstraction infuse their art with an unexpected warmth, humanity, and quirkiness that feel all the more invigorating when compared with the cerebral objectification prized by their male Minimalist counterparts.

The exhibition 1970’s: 9 Women and Abstraction at Zürcher Gallery on Bleecker Street, curated by Barbara Stehle, is as matter-of-factly titled as you can get — the decade, the artists, the genre — which is entirely appropriate for the materials-based, understated, and uncompromising art on display. Even a whiff of embellishment would have been too much. Read More >

1970’s: 9 Women and Abstraction curated by Dr Barbara Stehle

Zurcher Gallery, Hermine Ford

Zürcher Gallery 33 Bleecker Street, NYC

Opening Wednesday, November 16, 6-8pm

November 17-December 22, 2016

Zurcher Gallery, Hermine Ford

HF interviewed in New York Studio Conversations

Hermine Ford, Stephanie Buhmann, In Conversation, New York Studio Conversations, interview

Hermine Ford, Stephanie Buhmann, In ConversationNew York Studio Conversations presents a series of sixteen interviews with female artists conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios and gained insights in this intimate space of artistic practices. All based in New York, the artists represent a wide range of different styles and media.

New York Studio Conversations uncovers their artistic practices and creative approaches as well as philosophy, sources of inspiration, and personal stories. Continue Reading →

“In Conversation” opens at Columbia University

Hermine Ford, Columbia University, In Conversation, Stephanie Buhmann
Hermine Ford, Columbia University, In Conversation, Stephanie Buhmann

Detail: Hermine Ford, “Broken Dreams 51 Pieces,” 2016, Oil on muslin on wood, actual size: 133 x 47 in.

New York, NY-The Macy Art Gallery at Columbia University is pleased to present IN CONVERSATION curated by Stephanie Buhmann. The exhibition opens Thursday, March 10 and will be on view through March 31.

IN CONVERSATION is inspired by a series of interviews with female artists, which were conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann between January 2013 and December 2015. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios and gained insights in this intimate space of artistic practices. Artists include: Polly Apfelbaum, Hermine Ford, Tara Geer, Laura J. Gerlach, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Joyce Kozloff, Kathleen Kucka, Melissa Meyer, Luisa Rabbia, and Jennifer Riley. Continue Reading →

“Ulterior Motif” features new work by HF

Hermine Ford, painting
Hermine Ford, painting

Hermine Ford, TWOSOME , 2015, Oil on cotton muslin on shaped panel, 42 x 61 in.

New York, NY – The Painting Center is pleased to announce a new exhibition titled Ulterior Motif. Curated by Naomi Cohn, the exhibition features thirteen artists who explore the language of pattern and art. This exhibition reassesses and repositions ornamental pattern as a primary carrier of meaning in a contemporary context. The Painting Center is located at The Painting Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit exhibition space located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY, 10001. Exhibition dates are November 24, 2015 – December 19, 2015. Continue Reading →

Studio Visit: Hermine Ford’s order and disruption

Hermine Ford, Two Coats of Paint, interview, studio visit

Hermine Ford, Two Coats of Paint, interview, studio visit

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Hermine Ford’s Tribeca loft, which she and her husband, painter Robert Moskovitz, purchased decades ago, comprises their home and her studio. The space radiates art. Her father was abstract expressionist Jack Tworkov, and the living room’s centerpiece is a magisterial Tworkov painting. The adjacent studio, though, is strictly Ford’s domain. Innovative and expansive on multiple levels – line, color, shape, surface – her own work is uniquely prepossessing and only rewards further contemplation. Building irregularly shaped, sometimes even jagged, oil paintings from exquisite smaller watercolor studies (one is pictured above), Ford forges subtle connections that may at first seem fanciful, yet are grounded in real-world blessings and fears. Read Full Article Here >

“In Conversation” curated by Stephanie Buhmann features new work by HF

Hermine Ford, pattern, mosaic

Hermine Ford, pattern, mosaic

Hermine Ford Untitled (346-14), 2014, oil on cotton muslin on shaped panel, 47 x 65 x 3/4 in.

NEW YORK, NY ­— IN CONVERSATION is a diverse group exhibition inspired by a series of recent studio interviews including the artists featured. It will open on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and run through August 1. A related panel discussion is scheduled for June 10. Continue Reading →

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 →