Patrick Earl Hammie at Gallery Gray

SOLO EXHIBITION October 4 – 31, 2013 GALLERY GRAY Location: Online Gallery Hours: 24/7 365 Perhaps more than any other form of image-making, figurative painting is often read as a mirror of the time in which it is made; the canvas might be uniquely valued as a type of sociohistorical document. Exploring the tension between power and vulnerability, Hammie’s paintings question historical constructions of gender and race to expand the filters through which identity is understood. Blending traditions of the Old Masters with contemporary modes of representation, his portraits use body language and narrative to reconfigure inherited conceptions of ideal …

Interview with Greymatter Gallery

BY ZINA MUSSMANN + RACHEL QUIRK In conjunction with my exhibition Significant Other, the directors of Greymatter Gallery and I discuss figurative painting, representation, and Western Art History. Significant Other will be on display from July 26 – September 21. Read below or view original post. WITH MY CURRENT PROJECT SIGNIFICANT OTHER, I MOVE TOWARDS ASPECTS OF FIGURATIVE REPRESENTATION THAT HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY SKEWED, ARE CONTEMPORARILY TABOO, OR UNDERREPRESENTED. GREYMATTER GALLERY:  I’ve always found it interesting how different artists gravitate toward specific mediums.  Is there anything about your personality that you think attracts you to painting? PATRICK EARL HAMMIE: I’ve drawn constantly …

Significant Other at Greymatter Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION July 26 – September 21, 2013 RECEPTION: Friday, July 26, 7pm – 10pm GREYMATTER GALLERY 207 E. Buffalo St. Suite 222 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Significant Other, the conceptual sequel to Patrick Earl Hammie’s 2008 project Imperfect Colossi, presents a female and a male figure locked in a physical dialogue, hefting weight, and relocating the perceptions of ruined and objectified bodies that recall and carry on complex legacies of suffering and struggle. Drawing on the emotive qualities of Romanticist painting and its use of heroic proportions to engage with political and humanistic expression, he imagines bodies as occasions for us to …

Joshua Hagler: The Imagined Chase

ORGANIZED BY PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Bay Area artist Joshua Hagler discusses past and recent work focusing on key transitional moments in his practice. Known for his frenetic large-scale semi-figurative paintings, Hagler works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation and video/animation. Reflecting on major events such as a 2007 arson that claimed his apartment building and his subsequent search for and video collaboration with the arsonist, Hagler emphasizes the importance of searching while letting go of old ideas that have run their course. MARCH 4, at 5:30pm Krannert Art Museum Room 62 500 East Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820   Co-organized with …

From Motion to Stillness

CURATED BY SERGIO GOMEZ AND DIDI MENENDEZ From Motion to Stillness is an exhibition and a publication seeking to explore aspects of stillness, quietness, reflection, meditation, inner-peace, solitude, reflection and calmness as a human experience. Despite living in a fast-paced and rapidly changing world, From Motion to Stillness invites the viewer and the reader alike to pause for a moment and experience stillness as interpreted by some of today’s most exciting contemporary artists and poets. FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 10 Reception: Friday, February 15, 7pm – 10pm Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60609 Purchase catalogue Catalogue produce by …

Meditations on Emancipation in the 21st Century

CURATED BY CYNTHIA HAWKINS   February 1, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This exhibition seeks to explore interrogations of the Emancipation Proclamation and it’s attending ramifications as a physical, intellectual and/or spiritual state or condition, to elucidate personal and public thoughts and positions on the Emancipation Proclamation. FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 9 Lederer Gallery State University of New York 1 College Circle/Brodie Fine Arts Geneseo, NY 14454