December 3 -20, 2020
Explore the new online exhibition by artist Rebecca Hamm, featuring a selection of her paintings on paper and panel. Law of Nature presents a glimpse into the powerful and mysterious forces of nature which confound attempts to commodify them. To explore the exhibition, visit OntarioMuseum.org.
Exhibition Conversation with Artist Rebecca Hamm
December 17, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Join the exhibition curatorial team on Zoom for a conversation with artist Rebecca Hamm on her new exhibition, Law of Nature. At this time we are presenting our programs on Zoom. All programs require a reservation, please call (909) 395-2510.
Photo credit: Rebecca Hamm, The Burden of Flies, acrylic on paper, 2020.
Law of Nature presents a glimpse into the powerful and mysterious forces of nature over the confounding pursuit of its containment as commodity. These works arrive from my immersive explorations and efforts toward safeguarding open and free areas of land from development. The titles are pairings of terms often found in legal processes and names of entities from the natural world. The images begin from experiential involvement with the natural space, observation and contemplation of its multiple energies and forms of life. The painting process builds a document of my responsive actions, which are unpredictable, as each layering leads to the next. Emotive evidence is present within the infusion of information, color, texture and materials.
– Rebecca Hamm
Article written by Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas studied art at Chaffey College, UC Riverside (BA) and Mills College (MFA). Thomas has been an arts advocate, college-level photography teacher and curator of history and art within the Inland Valley since 1990. He thinks that a vibrant society is dependent on increased participation and appreciation of the arts.