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 …

Contact Joins JPMorgan Chase Collection

This fall, Contact joins the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. The Collection began in 1959 when David Rockefeller established the firm’s art program and took the lead in the field of corporate art collecting. Today it’s one of the oldest and largest corporate art collections in the world, focusing on modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Many thanks to Director and Chief Curator Lisa Erf! It’s a great pleasure to join such a storied collection.

Affordable Art Fair New York City

September 10 – 13, 2015 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR THE METROPOLITAN PAVILION 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10011 Affordable Art Fair is looking forward to an exciting fall 2015 edition with over 70 local, national, and international galleries offering an array of original artwork from more than 1,000 artists. Come by booth 1.35 and meet me and the team, and pick up some new work! BUY TICKETS REPRESENTED BY EDGEWATER GALLERY BOOTH 1.35

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 …