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Independent Autodidactic Artist Finds a Place in the Art Fair Mayhem in NYC during Frieze Week

Submitted by: D. Lammie-Hanson Contemporary Conceptual Art

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Independent Autodidactic Visual Artist D. Lammie-Hanson is working hard to get respect during Frieze week at the Contemporay Art Fair NYC in Chelsea.

New Orleans, LA (OPENPRESS) Independent autodidactic Harlem-bred, Brooklyn cultivated and New Orleans based artist, D. Lammie-Hanson presents the series "The One Eyed Tulips" at the Contemporary Arts NYC fair during Frieze week at the Tunnel

Exhibition: Contemporary Arts Fair NYC l Chelsea
Venue: The Tunnel, 269 Eleventh Ave New York, NY 10036
Dates: May 8th - May 11th, 2014

Media Preview: VIP Champagne Preview: Thursday, May 8th, 4 p.m. — 8 p.m.

Contact: D. Lammie-Hanson
Email :
Phone: 646-387-1217

From May 8 through May 11, 2014, Harlem bred, Brooklyn cultivated and New Orleans based autodidactic artist, D.Lammie-Hanson will present her painted mixed media series The One Eyed Tulips, A Conceptual Visual Dialogue, during Frieze week in New York City at the Contemporary Arts Fair, NYC l Chelsea located at 269 Eleventh Ave/2220 Twelfth Ave NYC. The series features the most recent compelling original works of the "One Eyed Tulips" which focuses on the message of the one eye's purpose as the window into the soul and the lusciousness of lips ready spill words that are kept silent. The series features repurposed materials such as leaves from plants and trees, petals from roses and tulips, vinyl banners, curtains, sheets and leftover latex paints. The leaves in particular have a sentimental (re)(re)purpose. For instance, when Lammie's mother, Bette, passed last year, Lammie took a plant from her funeral and continually embeds the leaves from the plant whole with the gesso when prepping paintings. She explains that "…the leaves become symbols of a rebirth of my mom's spirit. They add texture to the paintings which symbolize the difficulty of life. And out of that difficulty brings something beautiful." All works were created within the last four years and reflects the artist's past transient life that stemmed from forcibly leaving her beloved Brooklyn to the Atlanta area in GA to finally settling in her new hometown of New Orleans, LA.

This is the second time D. Lammie-Hanson is showing her work with the Contemporary Arts Fair, NYC, and the first time being in October 2013.

The One Eyed Tulips by D. Lammie-Hanson engages the viewer into an internal dialogue. There is a beauty of self that the subject of each painting is communicating to the viewer. It's a dialogue that almost every woman/man can identify with. Each person's dialogue is conceptually their own and unique. You can preview the video of the paintings here or go to and enter

About D. Lammie-Hanson
D. Lammie-Hanson who is affectionately known as "Lammie" exhibited in bars and nightclubs throughout NYC in the 90's. One of her paintings was chosen to be a part of the "Coalition for the Homeless" Exhibit at the United Nations office at Geneva's Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She also had one person shows in Berlin, Germany at Gallery 24, The Granite Room, Big House Gallery and Avisca Fine Arts in the Atlanta area. She was the commissioned artist of the year for Brooklyn Academy of Music's, BAM DanceAfrica 2007 in Brooklyn, NY and she has shown her paintings with the New York City Health and Hospitals Art collection with three of her photographs in their permanent collection. Lammie has participated in both the prestigious National Black Fine Arts Show in NYC, the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta GA. Her artwork has appeared on episodes of "Love and Hip Hop NYC". Lammie is one of the three co-founders of the community artists' organization, South of the Navy Yard Artists, Inc. which is a not for profit artists for artists organization based in Brooklyn. Since moving to New Orleans, Lammie has shown with the Jazz and Heritage Foundation Gallery as a participant in the Women's Caucus of Arts (Louisiana Chapter) 'Femme Fest' and as an invited artist to show her artwork with the New Orleans' African American Museum "Pop-Up" show. She has also exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center and with the Arts Council of New Orleans. In 2008, Lammie wrote and published her first book, "Painting the Individual Psyche" about the first 25 years of creating art with the stories that inspired them. Her second book was released in the spring of 2014 called "The World of the One Eyed Tulips". This second publication gives a more detailed view behind the series. Both books are available on

Contemporary Art Fair Overview
Contemporary Art Fair NYC l Chelsea offers thousands of amazing works: original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, furniture, glass, ceramics & more. From seasoned collectors and first-time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, this is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from the artists at NYC's celebrated Contemporary Art Fair. With most prices ranging from $100- $6,000 there will be something for everyone's taste and budget.

Visitor Information

Champagne Preview: Thursday, May 8th, 4pm-8pm | $20
Friday and Saturday , May 9-10, 11am-8pm
Sunday, May 11, 11am-5pm
Adults $12
Seniors $10 at the door

Contact: D. Lammie-Hanson
Based in New Orleans, LA
Twitter: TripLammie
Facebook: Creative Flow of D. Lammie-Hanson
Artbook: Painting the Individual Psyche & The World of the One Eyed Tulips

Contact Info

D. Lammie-Hanson Contemporary Conceptual Art
Phone: 6463871217
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113

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