Bryce Hammond, We Meant to Stay, 2019
Alan Avery Art Company is pleased to announce the solo exhibition, Second Chance, by veteran artist Bryce Hammond. Join us for the opening reception on September 18, 2020, from 7-10pm. This exhibition will continue through October 24, 2020.
Bryce Hammond, one of the longest running artists of the gallery, celebrates 23 years of representation at Alan Avery Art Company with his first Atlanta exhibition in nearly eight years. As a supervisor of art education in New Smyrna Beach, Hammond has experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations of starting over again during the ongoing global pandemic. Despite these struggles, he continues to alter the way systems are used, repurposing what already exists and adapting them into a new.
The foundation of Second Chance is a body of work he calls “beautiful and broken.” Incorporating elements from his classrooms, such as calendars and hall passes, and with the help from his students, Hammond explores new architectural perspective in mixed media by combining new and old work that has been created over the past decade. By repurposing and re-contextualizing old memories and materials, a “second chance” can be explored as an alternative new experience from the reality of what occurred.