Artists to Watch

BY TRACY SPENCER-STONESTREET International Review of African American Art Volume 25 Issue No 3 Order the Current Issue Quotes from Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet, Guest Editor. “As I contacted writers and artists for this issue, a question that came up repeatedly was ‘What do you mean by emerging?’ Excellent question. Like so many qualifiers applied to artists, the term ‘Emerging Artist’ has been adapted and applied in such different ways that its meaning has been compromised.” “Artists establish themselves not just through gallery representation or museum shows, but also through online journal, social networks, pop-up galleries, and other nontraditional spaces for exposure and exhibition.” “All …

Tenure at UIUC

I’m very humbled, honored, and inspired to have received the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign​. Thank you to my wife Jess​, and friends and colleagues, near and far, for all your support. The biggest thanks to my mom and late dad, Carolyn and Ervin “Earl” Jr.; this achievement is dedicated to you. As we usher the class of 2015 toward their future, I’m also full of excitement for the many new personal and professional experiences ahead!  

The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century

BY VICTORIA SELBACH February 21 – March 22, 2014 RECEPTION: Saturday, February 21, 6pm – 9pm SIRONA FINE ART 600 Silks Run, #1240 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century brings together contemporary artists who through their unique gaze capture in their work the reality and complexity of the women they choose to see. The entire survey is published in the February 2015 issue of PoetsArtists magazine. PoetsArtists #61 The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century is available for digital download and in print with a preview of the full issue on line now. The Artist’s Gaze features 70 works by over 40 artists including: Aleah Chapin, Alison Lambert, Alyssa …

Painting is Dead?!

BY REHEMA BARBER February 6 – March 28, 2015 RECEPTION: Friday, February 6, 5pm – 8pm PUBLIC GALLERY TALK: Saturday, February 21, 2pm –3pm FIGURE ONE GALLERY 116 N. Walnut Champaign, IL 61820 Painting Is Dead?! is an exhibition that examines contemporary notions of painting. The premise and title of this exhibition is both a critique and question. Using the works of currently practicing artists as a lens, Painting Is Dead?! seeks to challenge historical—and even contemporary—understandings of painting as a medium and a practice. This exhibition demonstrates the ongoing innovations occurring in the field of painting, while also displaying works that expand the conceptual ideals associated with its processes. The …

Dialogist Interview

Interview with Patrick Earl Hammie, by Jennifer Palmer Published: Vol. I, Issue III Date of Interview: Dec. 8th, 2014 You received a B.A. in Drawing and Psychology from Coker College. How did your education play a role in your development? Do you feel your Psychology background plays a role in your process? Having the opportunity to learn at a liberal arts institution was invaluable. I took courses across the college that exposed me to many new ideas and practices, and psychology was one of them. Through those psychology courses I learned to question why we behave, and ask deeper ones about the …

Hands Up Don’t Shoot

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Hands Up Don’t Shoot, a new multimedia project with Winter Tangerine Review, will explore what it means to be black in America. The concept for the feature stemmed from the realization that unchecked police brutality and institutionalized racism in America allows for the unjust murder of black citizens, defying the claim that this country is “post-racial”. The injustice of Michael Brown’s death, along with the deaths of hundreds of other black children who were killed for the color of their skin, has been tragically normalized in our society. However, the riots and protests taking place all over the …

The Power of Drawing

BY STEVEN DALUZ See some of my newest drawings in this curated issue, filled with outstanding examples of figurative drawing from 49 artists from across the globe. Drawings are made with graphite, charcoal, silverpoint, colored pencils, pastel, ink, and other dry mediums. Featured artists provide insights into the subject of drawing and their works. Contributing artists range from familiar to new names, some of whom with works in the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the NY Public Library, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery, the Frye Museum, Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, and many other prestigious institutions. Curated by Steven …

Yeelen Gallery Continues to Offer Thought-provoking Art

BY SHERYL ESTRADA, HUFFPOST ARTS & CULTURE Karla Ferguson, owner/director of Yeelen Gallery (photo provided)  The constructs of law and the concept of art formed a connection for attorney Karla Ferguson resulting in the Yeelen Gallery. I asked Ferguson, owner and director of the gallery, after almost a year in its location, what she wanted people to know. “I’d like people to know that we’re here, and that we’re doing work that has a social message,” she shared with me during my visit to her artistic realm located at 294 N.W. 54th St., Miami in the area known as Little Haiti. …

Premortem

SOLO EXHIBITION + LECTURE October 27 – November 28, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, November 14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm LECTURE: Thursday, November 13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, in VA 111 VISUAL ARTS GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82070 Patrick Earl Hammie: Premortem is a collection of new drawings that focus on closely cropped portraits to explore themes related to agency, maternity, and mortality. Considering the potential representations of the human figure have to reflect the values of the period in which they are produced, Hammie’s work investigates the expectations built into this canonical genre, probing and dismantling the idealizing impulses that have historically shaped it. Drawing on the emotive …