Lisa Hamilton, Open Secret, 2008
Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches
October 17 — November 30, 2008
Jane Kim / Thrust Projects presents works by New York abstract painter Lisa Hamilton. Lisa Hamilton’s work is focused on the process of geometric constructions of color, shape, and line with an assertion of the materiality of paint. Building up and stripping down to the essential elements allows Hamilton to create and juxtapose opposing visual forces of flatness and depth. The paintings are a nod to traditional concepts of abstraction, particularly the 80’s where abstraction played on a purely visual level. By delving straight into fundamentals, Hamilton re-discovers the language of color and form through compositions that begins from a vertical axis using intertwining diagonals.
Lisa Hamilton was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is a graduate of The Cooper Union and Hunter College in New York. Recent group exhibitions include “FREEZE FRAME” at Thrust Projects in January of this year with mentions in the show’s reviews in The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Sun, Art in America, and artUS and “The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art”, The National Academy Museum, New York. Her work has been shown in Japan, Germany and Holland as well as Los Angeles and New York.