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Frederick Hammersley “Organics and Cut-ups, 1963-1965” opens at L.A. Louver this Friday, 12 September, 6-8 pm. Central to the exhibition are Hammersley’s “cut-up” paintings. To create these works, the artist would cut a finished abstract painting into squares or rectangular forms, then rearrange the pieces into a grid format. Only sixteen cut-ups are known to be in existence, of which eight are included in the exhibition. Accompanying the cut-ups are a selection of organic paintings from the same period.

If you can’t make the opening, we’ll be hosting a conversation evening on the work of Frederick Hammersley with E. Luanne McKinnon, Alan Phenix and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. The event will take place on Thursday, 18 September at 7 pm. Free to all, but with limited seating; reservations are recommended. Please RSVP to 310-822-4955 or

IMAGES: Agnes, 1965, oil on chipboard panel, 29 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (74.3 x 61.6 x 3.2 cm) framed; Alice, 1965, oil on chipboard panel, 28 3/4 x 24 x 1 1/4 in. (73 x 61 x 3.2 cm) framed; Courtesy Frederick Hammersley Foundation