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 …

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 …

Q & A with 365 Days | 365 Artists

BY FRANK JUAREZ GALLERY + GREYMATTER GALLERY I recently participated in a Q & A collaborative project that features a new artist each day during 2014. Read below or view original post. PATRICK EARL HAMMIE – CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 365 DAYS | 365 ARTISTS: Briefly describe the work you do. PATRICK EARL HAMMIE: Perhaps more than any other form of image-making, figurative painting has often been interpreted as a reflection of the values of period in which it is produced. My work investigates the expectations built into this canonical genre, probing and dismantling the idealizing impulses that have historically shaped it. I focus specifically on …

Interview with MODA Magazine

BY BRONTE MANSFIELD MODA Magazine and I recently sat down for an interview. Read below or view original post. THE GALLERINA: SIGNIFICANT OTHER-INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Currently on view at the Porter Butts Gallery in the Memorial Union is an exhibition titled “Significant Other” by Patrick Earl Hammie.  Hammie’s large oil paintings of a couple have an impressive presence in the gallery.  The couple, whose nude bodies interact in striking, thought-provoking compositions, are initially a shock to the system of any twenty-something raised in our still-Puritanical culture; we are, even now, not accustomed to viewing the naked human body, and …

Interview with Combustus Magazine

BY DEANNA ELAINE PIOWATY Combustus Magazine and I recently sat down for an interview. Read below or view original post. IS THE IMPENETRABLE BLACK MALE A MODERN HEROIC MYTH? CONVERSATION WITH CHICAGO FIGURATIVE PAINTER PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Patrick Earl Hammie’s paintings are immediate, courageous, authentic. From his interracial couples posed in a re-envisioned dance of intimacy, to his unidealized portraits of the Black male nude caught in moments of vulnerability, Patrick Earl Hammie challenges, subtly and sometimes not so subtly, what we think we know and what we have come to expect. And yet, there is also that feeling of recognition. Because who Hammie is ultimately …

Super Hot Artist for 2013

Artbook Guy, Michael K. Corbin names me a Super Hot Artist for 2013! We sat down recently for an interview.  Read below or view original post.  AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN LIVING AND WORKING IN THE U.S. RIGHT NOW, I CAN’T HELP BUT BE AFFECTED BY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATIONS AND ACTIONS, ESPECIALLY ISSUES AROUND RACE AND GENDER. PATRICK EARL HAMMIE: NARRATIVE LAYERS Patrick Earl Hammie is an Illinois-based artist and art professor.  His work is absolutely stunning and poignant. What I love most about it is the fact that his work comes from a specific place inside of him, but it’s multi-layered and …

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 …