Mike Hammer: Interstellar Transmissions

October 25, 2023

Interstellar Transmissions, an exhibition of sculptures by “blob” artist Mike Hammer will open with an artist reception on Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery, 150 Yamato Road in Boca Raton, Fla. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP to rsvp@rosenbaumcontemporary.com or (561) 994-9180 x201. Hammer’s works will remain on exhibit through January 3, 2024, and can be viewed during regular gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.


Hammer is known for his “blob” paintings, three-dimensional works created by using paint to create circular layers. While each resulting “blob” is an individual object with a unique size, shape and color scheme, each “blob” also works in relation to all of the others to create a unified whole.  In his new Interstellar Transmissions series Hammer moves his art away from the wall. Each work in the series provides multiple focal points forcing the viewer to move around and interact with the sculpture in order to see all of its various aspects. The series was inspired by the idea of monolithic works created by alien life forms that appear on Earth for humans to experience.


Hammer’s work has been the subject of articles in The Toronto Star and Los Angeles Times, among other publications, and can be found in several collections including the Department of Foreign Affairs, New York.


Rosenbaum Contemporary, founded in 1979 caters to international collectors interested in investment-quality works by Postwar, Modern and Contemporary masters and presents nationally recognized museum-level exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery also offers a wide range of free services to collectors worldwide including acquisition advice, art consulting, sourcing of artists, art collection building and management and resale of select works of art.