Jane LaFarge Hamill
March 1 – 30, 2016
Jane LaFarge Hamill received her BA in Visual & Communication Arts from Franklin College, Switzerland in 2003 and an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2005. Her college education was based on experiential learning through frequent international travel, which she has continued in her professional life in the many international residencies she has taken part in to research and engage in local communities. Her abstract portraits depict groups not individuals. Of her work, Hamill says, “They’re cumulative sights, thoughts, and emotions of and about people. They usually start with some semblance of a person–creating a structure of a head that can be used to build on, and then I let it reveal itself. Abstracting the form gives me an outlet to depict a sense of rich interior life. The brushwork follows its own trajectory and breaks whatever rules or habits I’ve picked up along the way. I paint people in general, as a way to understand what it is to be human.” Hamill has shown her work internationally since 2005. Most recently, in 2015, she exhibited at Lepore Savage Gallery and Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC and Herhusid in Siglufjordur, Iceland.