Frederick Hammersley
Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Installation photography / 
Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue
Frederick Hammersley / 
Berlin Street 1945, 1945 / 
black and white photograph in artist-made frame / 
Image: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (16.5 x 11.4 cm) / 
Framed: 11 1/2 x 9 in. (29.2 x 22.9 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Quarter final, #33c 1964 / 
oil on cardboard panel in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm) / 
Framed: 16 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. (42.9 x 36.2 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Clinch, #10 1963 / 
oil on masonite in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 4 x 3 7/8 in. (10.2 x 9.8 cm) / 
Framed: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (21.6 x 21.6 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Small clatter, 1964 / 
painted construction in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 6 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (15.6 x 13.3 cm) / 
Framed: 8 x 7 in. (20.3 x 17.8 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Free fall, #34 1963 / 
oil on chipboard panel in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 17 1/2 x 23 in. (44.5 x 58.4 cm) / 
Framed: 24 x 29 1/2 in. (61 x 74.9 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Inside, #8 1962 / 
oil on canvas / 
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
A la carte, #32c 1964 / 
oil on chipboard panel in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (41.9 x 32.4 cm) / 
Framed: 23 x 18 3/4 in. (58.4 x 47.6 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Engagement, #13 1964 / 
oil on cardboard panel in artist-made frame / 
panel: 18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 cm) / 
framed: 25 1/2 x 29 3/4 x 1 in. (64.8 x 75.6 x 2.5 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
On & of, #4 1972 / 
oil on linen / 
panel: 23 7/8 x 23 3/4 in. (60.6 x 60.3 cm) / 
framed: 24 3/4 x 24 5/8 in. (62.9 x 62.5 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Out of the blue, #15 1964 / 
oil on cardboard panel in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 18 x 23 in. (45.7 x 58.4 cm) / 
Framed: 25 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (64.8 x 77.5 cm)
Frederick Hammersley /
Frederick Hammersley / 
After Degas- bath, 1982-83 / 
oil on masonite in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 11 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (29.2 x 21.9 cm) / 
Framed: 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.3 x 26.7 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Sticks and stones, 1950 / 
colored pencil on paper in artist-made frame / 
Image: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (12.1 x 12.1 cm) / 
Framed: 11 x 12 in. (27.9 x 30.5 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Small pear, #8 1971 / 
oil on linen in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm) / 
Framed: 11 x 13 1/8 in. (27.9 x 33.3 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Iris, 1971 / 
oil on panel in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm) / 
Framed: 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (33.7 x 27.3 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Drawing
Frederick Hammersley / 
Seedling, 1967 / 
silk screen in artist-made frame / 
Image: 8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3 cm) / 
Framed: 17 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. (43.5 x cm) / 
Edition 4 of 29
Frederick Hammersley / 
Covenant, 1963 / 
serigraph in artist-made frame / 
Image: 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm) / 
Framed: 21 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (55.2 x cm) / 
Edition 2 of 50
Frederick Hammersley / 
Light switch, 1988 / 
lithograph / 
Paper: 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm) / 
Framed: 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (47 x 31.8 cm) / 
trial proof
Frederick Hammersley / 
Rhyming, #12 1986 / 
oil on linen on masonite in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 7 7/8 x 10 in. (20 x 25.4 cm) / 
Framed: 10 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (26.7 x 32.4 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Orchestra, #9 1987 / 
oil on rag paper on linen on wood in artist-made frame / 
panel: 7 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. (19.7 x 25.7 cm) / 
framed: 12 3/4 x 15 1/4 in. (32.4 x 38.7 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Curtain call, #1 1987 / 
oil on linen on masonite in artist-made frame / 
Panel: 7 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (18.4 x 28.6 cm) / 
Framed: 11 x 15 in. (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
Frederick Hammersley / 
Seed, #16 1962 / 
oil on canvas / 
49 x 37 in. (124.5 x 94 cm)
11 May - 15 Jul 2022

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Takac, Balasz. “L.A. Louver Brings Together Almost Four Decades of Frederick Hammersley's Oeuvre.” Widewalls. 16 May 2022.
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L.A. Louver is pleased to present Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue, a survey exhibition of the artist’s work from 1945 through the mid-1980s. The exhibition includes a wide range of medium: painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and photography, and a focus on hard-edge and organic abstraction. Drawn from six private collections, many of the works are being shown publicly for the first time.

Heralded as “one of the most sophisticated painters to emerge in post-war Los Angeles,” (Hunter Drohojowska-Philp) and his paintings “the best-kept secrets in the art world and easily the most ravishing… full of rigor and cosmopolitan wit,” (Dave Hickey), this exhibition encapsulates the rich diversity of Hammersley’s creativity.
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