The Tamarind Institute hosts an artist talk featuring the third recipient of the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency at Tamarind Institute Danielle Orchard on Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in George Pearl Hall auditorium.

Orchard’s work focuses on the female figure and what she recognizes as the “anxiety around intimacy” by pulling from moments in art history where the human figure indicated an otherwise “hidden psychological position.”

Artist Danielle Orchard
Artist Danielle Orchard

Her confident use of line and expressive color gives her paintings an air of immediacy while allowing for the extended gestures of rendering and stylization. Born in Indiana and currently living in New York, Orchard holds an MFA from Hunter College and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City.

Orchard is the third recipient of the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency at Tamarind Institute. The Frederick Hammersley Foundation was established in 2017 to create an opportunity for an extended residency and community engagement. Through this program, the invited artist explores the potential of collaborative printmaking and extends Hammersley’s legacy as an artist. The work is currently installed and can be seen in Tamarind’s Central-facing window at 2500 Central Avenue SE.

George Pearl Hall auditorium is in the School of Architecture and Planning across from the Tamarind Institute. Parking is available at Tamarind or in the visitor lot east of George Pearl Hall.

The artist talk is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is recommended. To register, visit Artist Talk: Danielle Orchard Registration.