HAMMER Collaborative, founded in 2012 by Elizabeth Thach, is a group of artist and writers working in Boston. Incorporating real artist identities and pseudonymous ones, the intent of the HAMMER Collaborative is to deliberately circumvent the fossilized convention of the individual maker’s “persona” in the contemporary art world. The HAMMER collaborative experiments widely with different media and styles, while applying the conventions of other economies (for example, “the brand” in manufacturing and marketing, and/or “the band” in music) to the fine art economy. Inspired by Kierkegaard’s creative use of pseudonyms in the early 19th century, the HAMMER Collaborative shares a close affinity for his project.
HAMMER Collaborative has exhibited nationally in New York and Boston since 2012. Artist include: Ayis Fides, Lizaveta Kara, Ed Teach, and Elizabeth Thach.
Upcoming and Recent Exhibitions/Events:
Somerville Spring Studio Tour.
Vernon Street Studios, #18
6 Vernon Street
May 6-7, 2017
Elizabeth Thach,This Disco Life, ink and gouache on paper, 15" x 11.5",