SUPER Natural

BY KARIM HAMID April 28, 2017 – May 26, 2017 OPENING PREVIEW: Friday, April 28, 7 – 10pm AUREUS CONTEMPORARY 116 E. 7th Street New York, NY 10009 For centuries figurative representations in art remained linear and academic. At the start of the 20th century fresh threads and experimental approaches evolved the making and thinking around the imaging of human form. Today, there are myriad methods and aesthetics associated with the concept of figurative art, reflecting the increasing diversity of artists working throughout our world. Some strategies are easy to recognize and stem from formal representation like photorealism, while others disassemble formal conventions, …

Impolite-ic Politics

BY MATTHEW IVAN CHERRY February 2, 2017 – March 5, 2017 Panel and reception (RESCHEDULED): Thursday, February 16, 5 – 8pm Matthew Ivan Cherry – Cesar Conde – Patrick Earl Hammie LUNDER ARTS CENTER 1801 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02239 IMPOLITE-IC POLITICS – is an exhibition of large-scale portrait paintings by Matthew Ivan Cherry, Cesar Conde, and Patrick Earl Hammie that considers the state of black and brown male and LGBTQ lives in America to explore gendered and racialized biases and stereotypes, religion, and rights. Through allegory, personal narrative, and portraiture the show proposes how minority experiences can examine, disrupt, and enrich our inherited narratives toward constructive action, discourse, and …

FREAK OUT!

BY SERGIO GOMEZ AND DIDI MENENDEZ April 15, 2016 – March 14, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, April 15, 7 – 10pm ZHOU B ART CENTER 1029 W. 35th St Chicago, IL 60609 FREAK OUT! is an exhibition of the arts expressing the boldness, liberation, individuality, coming of age and decadence of the Disco era. The works will include visual arts in various mediums and styles including poetry, video, sculpture, and performance.   Purchase catalog on Amazon.

Inheritance, Limited Time Prints

Three prints celebrating Patrick Earl Hammie: Inheritance at Kruger Gallery are available for a limited time, during the run of the show, between February 25 and March 26, 2016. Prints are produced using gallery quality Giclée on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks, and shipped directly to you. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing. BUY A PRINT

JUSTICE! Alternative Voices and Progressive Themes in Comics

Christopher Reno March 04 – April 16, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, March 04, 4pm – 7pm GALVIN FINE ARTS CENTER CATICH GALLERY 518 W Locus St. Davenport, IA 52803 We live in an era of ‪superhero‬ saturation. But who created these superheroes? And whom do they represent? While mainstream ‪comic books‬ actively experiment with alternative universes and progressive ideas, they are created for mass consumption and often shy away from true alternatives. The artists in this ‪‎survey‬ create comics and comic book imagery specifically for communities not often represented in mainstream comics. From the ‪‎Black Lives Matter‬ movement to the local voices of children facing incarceration or foster care, these artists ‪illustrate ‬stories about superheroes …

Inheritance

SOLO EXHIBITION February 25 – March 26, 2016 RECEPTION: Thursday, February 25, 6pm – 8pm ARTIST TALK: Saturday, March 19, 2 pm. KRUGER GALLERY 3709 N Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 Kruger Gallery is very pleased to announce and invite you to “Inheritance,” a solo exhibition by Patrick Earl Hammie at Kruger Gallery in Chicago. This exhibition marks Hammie’s first solo show in Chicago, and collaboration with Kruger. Since 2007, Hammie has drawn from art history and visual culture to examine ideas related to cultural identity, masculinity, beauty, and sexuality. His portrait and figural paintings often use allegory to implicate power structures, and question systems of racism …

Creative Monday Magazine Interview

BY MILTON GEORGE A Q & A with Creative Monday Magazine. Read below or view original post. “Like the clay studies that classical sculptures were based on, I visualized an effort to reshape myself and propose the possibility of a new ideal, one positioned more as a work in progress than an achievable end.” I’M PATRICK EARL HAMMIE, AND THIS IS HOW I CREATE My name is Patrick Earl Hammie and I’m a visual artist who makes large-scale portrait and figural oil paintings. I draw from art history, visual culture, and personal experience to examine ideas related to cultural identity, masculinity, beauty, and …

What’s Inside Her Never Dies

BY KARLA FERGUSON December 1, 2015 – February 28, 2016 RECEPTION: Saturday, December 5, 10pm YEELEN GALLERY Art Basel Miami 294 NW 54th St Miami, FL 33127 Being a black woman is a journey oftentimes taxed with a history of ruined and objectified bodies that recall and carry on complex legacies of suffering and struggle. Through painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, What’s Inside Her Never Dies… A Black Women’s Legacy presents the dignity, distress, and character of these heroes who affect us generation after generation. This group exhibition features 23 artists: Ayo Akinwande, Christine Neptune, Debra Balchen, Erica Elan Ciganek, Hattie Mae William and Loni Johnson, James Clover, Jerome Soimaud, …

After Image

SOLO EXHIBITION October 16, 2015 – January 2, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, October 16, 5pm – 9pm GREYMATTER GALLERY Marshall Building 207 E Buffalo St, Suite 222 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Thinking through the implications of various perceptions of black masculinity in art and media – from minstrel coon imagery and hip-hop as a global brand to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice – After Image considers the pictorial, technical, and narrative conventions of Western art, inserting black and brown male bodies into that tradition to disturb existing conventions and provide a platform from which to dialogue about ideas of legacy, agency, and embedded …