DELAND, FL – March 11, 2021 – Thirty-one works by artist and educator Bryce Hammond are currently on display at the Museum of Art-DeLand, 600 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL, through May 2, 2021.
Second Chance: Artwork by Bryce Hammond, originated as a seven year collaboration with teachers and students. When COVID19 closed schools to in-person instruction last March, Hammond says “the show took a U turn. This is where the content and context had to be rebuilt as Second Chance.”
Bits of ephemera, including teacher calendars, hall passes, and address books, are anchored by architectural elements, while images of empty classrooms and glimpses into personal spaces reflect the isolation of distance learning. By incorporating the accumulated scraps from daily life, Hammond forms a surprisingly intimate visual record of the past year.
The artist’s personal recalibration is also reflected in this show. “I went back to unfinished work and repurposed, recycled and re-imagined the outcomes. I went back to unfinished multi-media projects and finished them. I went to the restaurants that I had recently designed, which closed due to COVID, and I pulled all of the work to show in a re-contextualized setting. Everything in this show, including myself, aims to explore a second chance.”
Hammond will present a gallery talk on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Museum of Art – Deland, 600 N Woodland Blvd from 5-7 pm. Reservations are requested and masks are required. RSVP at 386.734.4371.
Bryce Hammond has been painting since he was a teenager and studied Art History and Business at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Hammond's work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows across the country since the early 1990s. Hammond's recent work has returned to his initial figure oriented focus, after concentrating on architectural surroundings. Based on places he has lived or visited, Hammond's paintings have a significant connection to his experiences in Florida and New York. His work is executed in several layers, building an intense, static quality to the scenes he depicts.
For additional information contact Pattie Pardee, Executive Director, at 386.734.4371.
About the Museum of Art – DeLand
The Museum of Art – DeLand
is a vital and interactive visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts in Central Florida. Established in 1951, the Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is comprised of a 23,000 square foot arts facility housing five galleries on two levels located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and the Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. Enriching the community through its permanent collection, art exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach. The Museum is supported by its Guild, grants, admissions, generous patrons and donors, and Museum Store adjacent to its galleries in Downtown DeLand. To learn more about the Museum, its programming exhibits and opportunities to engage with the Arts visit us at www.MoArtDeLand.org