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Never Let the Screen Door Slam is a video interview and studio visit with painter Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009), directed by Vanessa H. Smith. Hammersley’s work was most recently on view at LA Louver.

Hammersley discusses his general thoughts on painting as well as the specifics and development of his practice, including what he calls painting by “hunch” or intuition: “You put down a shape and they just lie there, and then you make a movement and it comes alive. I’ve never quite understood that, but it’s marvelous. The shapes have attitudes and the painting just clicks.”

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