New Work by Lesperance To Be Announced March 2021
Portland, Oregon based artist Ellen Lesperance is the recipient of the 2020 Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency at Tamarind. Her encoded works on paper are inspired by the attire of women activists, warriors, and cultural figures, from which she generates gridded imagery in the universal shorthand of knitting patterns. Her work addresses the craft tradition of knitting, textiles, and the layered meaning of women’s work.
Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency
The Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency, established in 2017, creates an opportunity for an artist to consider Hammersley’s legacy as a painter and printmaker, as well as his influence as a conceptual thinker.