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 …

International Painting Annual 6

BY JASON FRANZ My Study After Freud’s Portrait of Francis Bacon is included in the International Painting Annual 6. I’m honored to be included amongst an amazing and diverse group of international artists, with essays by John Giglio, Drake Gomez, and Penelope Przekop. The INPA is an annual publication by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center that supports the documentation and recognition of excellent and relevant painted works from around the world. As a carefully designed book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world to support our inquiry into the creative efforts of artists working today, and serve to …

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.

More About Life Than Art: Newcity Art Review

BY STANLEY CRAIG Review by Newcity Art of my solo show Inheritance at Kruger Gallery, on view February 25 – March 26, 2016. Read below or view original post. More about life than art: A review of Patrick Earl Hammie at Kruger Gallery Chicago Patrick Earl Hammie. “Nadir,” 2012. Oil on linen, 42 x 60 inches. RECOMMENDED Sexual energy is curiously absent from these paintings of a naked young pair, even when the tumescent male organ is prominently displayed. The coupling is more clinical than balletic, and more balletic than erotic. There are no soft pillows, no furniture at all except for a blackboard covered with indecipherable white marks. The …

Lecture at Ball State University

PUBLIC LECTURE Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 to 7 pm BALL STATE UNIVERSITY Arts and Journalism Building, room 225 2000 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306 The School of Art at Ball State University is excited to present a public lecture, “New Narratives,” by artist Patrick Earl Hammie as part of the Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars 2015-2016 series. At once dramatic and sensitive, for individuals who appreciate oil painting and figurative art, Mr. Hammie’s presentation is a must-see event.    

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 …