Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dave Bown Projects 1st Semiannual Competition

Dave Bown Projects is pleased to announce the results of the 1st Semiannual Competition, which was curated by Eva Frosch; co-owner of frosch&portmann in New York. This competition features images of the work of 25 contemporary artists. $5,000 USD (1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000) will be awarded to SpY, Brad Nelson, and Allison Cortson, respectively.

Robin Antar
Amy Archambault
Kenneth P. Becker
Derek Buckner
Allison Cortson
Morgan Craig
Deborah Hamon
Alma Leiva
James Long
Tom Lowe
Nic Lyons
Patricia Maus
Jake Messing
Edie Nadelhaft
Irene Neal
Brad Nelson
John Douglas Powers
Polly Shindler
SpY
Leo Stern
Monika Sziladi
Kelli Thompson
Michael Werner
Ann Woo
Yarisal & Kublitz

Scholars, artists, and the general public can now view the 1st Semiannual Competition at davebownprojects.com

Dave Bown Projects was founded in 2005. The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of contemporary art by engaging in scholarly research and distributing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Art Sale on Painting and Photography!

In the spirit of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and in an effort to make space in my studio), I am having a sale on some of my works:

Holiday Art Sale on Painting and Photography!

Please click on the following link for images and details:
deborahhamon.com/sale

Thanks for looking!

CCBF Contemporary Art Auction at Sotheby's



You will be able to bid on my photograph, Fish Out of Water, (and lots of other works) and raise money for the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation at the CCBF Contemporary Art Auction at Sotheby's in New York on December 12. You can preview the works and place your bid online at childrenscbf.org.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New images from my series, North.


Dive, © Deborah Hamon 2010


Oblique, © Deborah Hamon 2010


Girl Team, © Deborah Hamon 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Body, Mind, and Hair



I have 5 photographs in this show opening October 11.
Click on the photo above for more details or visit Rowan University or the Gallery's Facebook page.

Friday, July 30, 2010

North (sneak peek at my new series)


The Optimist, © Deborah Hamon 2010


Pinnacle, © Deborah Hamon 2010

Jump, © Deborah Hamon 2010

In my new project titled North, I am using the diverse, surreal, and stark landscape of Iceland as the stage for my continued exploration of the construction of identity of girls. In our culture, “North” is used to define all other directions. As I raise my daughter, and navigate through the ups and downs of parenthood, I hope to steer her ultimately on the right course.

In late May 2010, six days after volcanic activity slowed, I drove around Iceland photographing the landscape. I am drawn to isolated settings and elements that may feel slightly awkward or quirky. Separately, I photograph girls at an age where these same adjectives could describe their journey from childhood to young womanhood. My work combines the images to explore ideas about identity development, or in the absence of an actual girl, I use the landscape as a metaphor for these ideas. I am fascinated by the way girls act and consciously present themselves as they try to figure out who they are and who they ultimately will become. There are moments of self-confidence and self-doubt, discoveries and disillusions, whimsy and seriousness, innocence and knowledge. Part of them wants to hang on to the innocence of childhood, yet they are eager to grow up. Navigating relationships is also a big part of this process. I am interested in how the girls present themselves in relation to the viewer, and how they fit within a social context with others, as well as their expectations of the world and how they see they fit in it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lipstick Tracez



I have a gallery of images featured on Lipstick Tracez -- an online magazine featuring art, fashion, design and culture based out of Los Angeles, CA. Click here for a direct link to my gallery. And here for some interesting features including interviews with Andrea Land, Anna Gaskell, Catherine Opie, Delia Brown and Marilyn Minter.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Iceland 2010


Shooting at Jökulsárlón


Old Lava


New Ash


Ash pollution from the recent volcano


Blue-Eyed Beauty


Nature Baths near Mývatn


Glacial Ice

After many months of anticipation (and then intense scrutiny of the volcano which decided to stop 6 days before my journey began), I had an amazing trip to take photographs in Iceland. The diverse, surreal, spectacular country was everything that I had hoped for.

I am really excited about the photographs I took and the ideas I have to incorporate them into my work about girls. Above is a sneak peek of a few of the things I saw. (click on each image for a slightly larger view)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Magenta Magazine


I am thrilled to have a portfolio of my images featured on Magenta Magazine: An International Journal of Visual Art, based out of Toronto, Canada. You can view the issue at magentamagazine.com and see my work under Portfolios. And for more information about Magenta please visit magentafoundation.org.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Crocker Art Museum Auction



One of my photographs will be in the Crocker Art Museum Auction. The works will be available for viewing at the museum from May 22 - June 5, 2010. There is a (free) preview party on Thursday, May 27 and the Auction is on Saturday, June 5. For more information and tickets, please visit crockerartmuseum.org and to see an online preview of work, click here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Art on the Edge opens this Friday


Click on image for larger view

Art on the Edge Exhibition
April 16 - August 1, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, April 16, 5:30-7:30 pm
For more information visit New Mexico Museum of Art

Public Programming in April:

Friday, April 16, 6pm
“Statuesque: The New Figuration”
Lecture by Nicholas Baume
St. Francis Auditorium
$5 suggested donation

Saturday, April 17, 2pm
Gallery talks with artists Erika Blumenfeld, Deborah Hamon,
and Eric Tillinghast
By museum admission

Friday, April 23, 6pm
Gallery talk with artist Kate Beck
Free Friday Evening

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PDN 30 exhibition during MOPLA


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Clark | Oshin Gallery invites you to join us for the “2010 PDN Emerging 30” photography exhibition at its location at The Icon, 5450 Wilshire Bvd., Los Angeles. Presented in conjunction with Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), an opening reception is scheduled for Thursday April 8, 2010 from 6pm - 9pm. The exhibition continues through May 28. My photograph, Manicured, 2009, will be part of the exhibition!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kindergarten Auction Project

My daughter's Kindergarten Classroom Auction Project that I have devoted many recent hours to is finally finished! We created an Art Cookbook called "What's For Dinner?"

I painted portraits of each of the children and their teachers (and Headmaster, and Head of Lower school too...) Each child painted and adorned watercolor paintings to dress their portraits. And we asked each family to provide family-friendly recipes to accompany the artwork. We also included some cute quotes from the kids.

The original book was enclosed in a beautiful leather bound custom-engraved album, and then we also created reproduction copies on spill-proof tear-proof paper.

The kids were super excited to see their finished portraits last week in class, as were the parents who got to bid on the original book and buy reproduction copies at our school's successful fundraising event last night.

Below are the 21 portraits...
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

PDN 30, 2010 continued...



Here's my page from the magazine. (Click on image for a larger view) See the post below for a link to the online gallery.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PDN 30, 2010



I am honored and thrilled to be included in PDN's 30 for 2010 and happy that I can finally announce it after several months of keeping it quiet! You can view all 30 photographers with images and interviews on the Photo District News website at pdnonline.com. And pick up a copy of the March issue of PDN at bookstores everywhere. I'll post a pic of my page from the magazine once I have a copy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Head On



Clark Gallery is honored to present HEAD ON, a group exhibition of contemporary portraits conveyed in painting and photography. The thirteen distinguished gallery and invited artists included in HEAD ON are photographers Linda Connor, Eric Gottesman, Deborah Hamon, Pieter Hugo, and David Prifti and painters Randall Deihl, Frank Egloff, Gregory Gillespie, Gregory Grenon, Sharon Kaitz, Marcus Kenney, Jane Smaldone, and Andrew Stevovich.

All are welcome to join the artists for a reception on Saturday, March 13th from 4-6pm. The exhibition runs from March 2 through April 3, 2010.

The paintings and photographs in HEAD ON reference portraiture’s traditions and history, compositional formalities, and symbolism while simultaneously cracking the veneer of those historically founded elements to present contemporary interpretations and expressions of identity. The diverse perspectives and varied artistic aesthetics in this exhibit share an affinity for communicating individuality in a community that stretches around the world. Figures of different ages, creeds, and color gaze at the viewer, linked together by both their similarities and differences. Unapologetic “head on” perspectives are countered by images in which the figure is either seamlessly incorporated into his or her surrounding landscape or is evidently affected by that landscape. The figures portray a cultivated identity often designed to conceal vulnerabilities within, anxieties and emotions that manage to reach the viewer through expression, composure, and detachment.

To see additional images and learn more about exhibition, please visit www.clarkgallery.com

Clark Gallery
145 Lincoln Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-8303 / www.clarkgallery.com