ART ISSUE #27

"A Giant Summer, diptych" 48" x 72" oil on panel, 2016
*Image: “A Giant Summer, diptych” by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 48″ x 72″ oil on panel, 2016

 

Jane Lafarge Hamill

Oil on Panel

I rely on action and speed of hand to cut out conscious thought, the ego, to get to something more primal. They’re portraits in a sense because they’re a physical result, or really a re-playing after the fact, of interactions, both real and imagined. I suppose there’s an effort to render an emotional flash that both points at something, but was that really anything? or is this the residue of a gesture of the present re-telling, re-remembering, re-asserting of acts that go uncounted in the dense passing by of our day, week, month, year. The paintings jump between assumptions of clarity, anticipations of anonymous comfort, and highly charged confusion – parked in the concrete instant of a brain scan.

 

 

"We Live in a Beautiful House" by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 48" x 36" oil on panel, 2016

“We Live in a Beautiful House” by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 48″ x 36″ oil on panel, 2016

 

 

"Vagabond" by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 16" x 12" oil on panel, 2015

“Vagabond” by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 16″ x 12″ oil on panel, 2015

 

 

"Terlingua 1" by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 12" x 12" oil on panel, 2016

“Terlingua 1″ by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 12″ x 12” oil on panel, 2016

 

 

"Control, Retreat" by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 48 x 36 inches oil on panel, 2016

“Control, Retreat” by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 48 x 36 inches oil on panel, 2016

 

 

"Fucksalad" by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 16" x 12" oil on panel, 2015

“Fucksalad” by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 16″ x 12″ oil on panel, 2015

 

 

"Untitled florescence, figure 1" by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 20" x 16” oil on panel 2016

“Untitled florescence, figure 1″ by Jane Lafarge Hamill, 20” x 16” oil on panel 2016

 

 

Jane Lafarge Hamill

Jane Lafarge Hamill is best known for her abstract oil paintings. After getting her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in figurative painting, she lived and worked in the city for 10 years, before moving to a farm in rural New Jersey. Although her paintings are rooted in portraiture, in recent years they have become divorced from the figure entirely. Currently Hamill is working on a virtual reality project. She is represented by FMLY Gallery in New York City.

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