Present Tense

The Art of Memphis, 2001-Now

Freida Hamm
Untitled (road)
oil on paper, image 11.75x14.25

Artist Freida Hamm

From the collection of Allison McBride

Untitled (road) is representative of the emotionally expressive landscapes Hamm embraces, inspired by her drives through the countryside of rural middle Tennessee. Her process entails painting in the open air on site whenever a particular scene resonates with her, then working from memory in the studio. Her imaginative renderings transform the original place into an abstraction through vibrant colors, layered textures, and gestural brushstrokes. The result is a pastoral idyll, a perfect moment of transcendent connection with the world.

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