June 14-23, 2024

Talk / Nancy Zastudil on Frederick Hammersley

Nancy Zastudil on Frederick Hammersley
Friday June 8 / 5:30 – 6:15pm
Location: New Mexico Museum of Art, St Francis Auditorium / 107 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe

Join us June 8 at 5:30  for an in-gallery discussion of Frederick Hammersley’s computer drawings from the late 1960s with Nancy Zastudil, administrative director of the Frederick Hammersley Foundation. Zastudil will discuss these early examples of an artist working with a computer to create original artwork

In 1968, after Frederick Hammersley moved to Albuquerque, he took an Art1 class at the University of New Mexico.  Written in the computer programming language Fortran, Art1 was one of the first computer programs designed for visual artists. Using computer punch cards, an IBM 360/40 computer, and an IBM 1403 line printer as his tools, Hammersley made what he dubbed “computer drawings.”

On view are 15 of the 72 computer drawings created by the artist.


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