Jane Hammond

Natural Selection 2018
Text by Jenny Uglow

Publisher: Lyndsey Ingram.

Dimensions: 21 x 16 cm

Pages: 50

We are delighted to greet the arrival of spring at the gallery with this show of new works by American artist, Jane Hammond. Vibrant, eclectic, and thoughtful – Hammond’s work defies easy categorisation. Her botanical collages are all built from disparate found imagery, ranging from photographs and academic illustrations to wallpaper and handmade drawings. They offer a wonderful example of how Hammond is so deftly able to bring together a myriad of unrelated and often unlikely elements into a single, harmonious, composition. This show is the culmination of a particularly intense period for Hammond, during which she worked specifically on the botanical collages with great enthusiasm and focus. The resulting exhibition is bold, vibrant, and alive – like the flowers themselves.