Leather Hammerhead, 2021,
Leatherwork on panel in vintage frame
11.75 x 17 in.
Mixed media on Japanese paper
89 x 70 in.
Contemporary Art Matters is pleased to present Jonathan Hammer: Resurgence, a solo exhibition on view January 27 – February 24, 2022. Resurgence includes a selection of artworks including drawings, leatherwork and ceramics.
The gallery is open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11-6, and by appointment/ virtual appointment. For more information, please email us at [email protected]com
Born in Chicago in 1960, Jonathan Hammer has had 50 solo exhibitions. For more than 30 years he has worked in several mediums including works on paper, photography, unique books, sculpture, ceramics, and prints, as well as his signature screens and panels made from marquetry of exotic skins.
Hammer has exhibited widely in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, France, England, Japan, Mexico and the United States. In Spain he has had eight solo shows. He has had 10 solo exhibitions in New York, including five at Matthew Marks Gallery. Along with numerous group exhibitions in museums, including several in Spain, Hammer has had solo shows in Geneva at the Centre d’Art Contemporain, the Berkeley Art Museum and the Derfner Museum. His works are in many private and public collections including: the Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum (UCLA); Berkeley Art Museum; Whitney Museum of American Art; New York Public Library; and the Jumex Collection, Mexico City. An authority on Zurich Dada, Hammer has published his critical writings on the subject in his book “Ball and Hammer”, Yale University Press, 2002. He has received honors from among others: Art Matters, NY; Pro Helvetia (the Swiss Arts Council); The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, NY; The Pollock Krasner Foundation, NY; PEW Foundation, Philadelphia; Arp Foundation, Berlin.
Hammer is the founder of the Villa Bergerie artists residency project and currently lives and works in Spain.
Leather work on panel (diptych), in vintage frames
13 x 9¼ in.
Small Phosphene #2, 2021,
Mixed media on paper
14 x 11 in.
Blue Phosphene #1, 2021,
Mixed media on paper
29 x 22 in.
Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski:
March 10 – April 28, 2022
2, 2, 2079, 2021
Acrylic and collaged sewing patterns on panel
52.5 x 37 in.