Curator’s Choice National Self-Portrait Exhibition

BY SERGIO GOMEZ July 18 – August 30, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, July 18, 7pm – 10pm ZHOU B ART CENTER 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL 60609 The National Self Portrait Exhibition was born in 2005 at then 33 Collective Gallery as a way to explore and document the long history, and practice of self portraiture in contemporary art. This year, the National Self-Portrait Exhibition comes to an end as it reaches its tenth year anniversary. To celebrate the 10th and final exhibition, curator Sergio Gomez has personally invited a selection of artists from the last ten years.

The Intuitionists

BY STEFFANI JEMISON, HEATHER HART, AND JINA VALENTINE, ORGANIZED BY LISA SIGAL July 11 – August 24, 2014 RECEPTION: Thursday, July 10, 6 – 8pm THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street SoHo, New York 10013 The Drawing Center will present The Intuitionists, a collaborative project curated by artists Steffani Jemison, Heather Hart, and Jina Valentine, and organized by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator. Inspired by Colson Whitehead’s 1999 novel The Intuitionist—a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference—the exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects …

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation

GROUP EXHIBITION Through August 31, 2014 JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER 608 New York Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081 ARTS/INDUSTRY: COLLABORATION AND REVELATION is the first-ever retrospective exhibition of the Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program. This sweeping exhibition surveys more than 350 works of art created by artists using the materials and processes of plumbingware manufacturer Kohler Co. Installed throughout twelve of the Arts Center’s galleries, the exhibition is curated by Arts/Industry’s founder, Director Ruth DeYoung Kohler, and draws primarily from the permanent collections of the Arts Center and Kohler Co. Bust of an American Man (Early 21st Century), 2011-13, plaster.   …

Fixation

BY SERGIO GOMEZ AND DIDI MENENDEZ April 18 – May 11, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, April 18, 7pm – 10pm ZHOU B ART CENTER 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL 60609 Fixation is a group exhibition and a publication of art and poetry focused on the physical or psychological preoccupation or obsession over an object or subject. The exhibition is curated by Sergio Gomez of Chicago’s Zhou B Art Center and Didi Menendez of PoetsArtists Magazine. Order exhibition catalog on Amazon.

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 …

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation

GROUP EXHIBITION RECEPTION: Friday, March 22, 6pm – 9pm. Click here for details or to purchase tickets. JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER 608 New York Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081   ARTS/INDUSTRY: COLLABORATION AND REVELATION is the first-ever retrospective exhibition of the Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program. This sweeping exhibition surveys more than 350 works of art created by artists using the materials and processes of plumbingware manufacturer Kohler Co. Installed throughout twelve of the Arts Center’s galleries, the exhibition is curated by Arts/Industry’s founder, Director Ruth DeYoung Kohler, and draws primarily from the permanent collections of the Arts Center …

Significant Other at Elon University

SOLO EXHIBITION March 14 – April 15, 2014 RECEPTION: Monday, March 17, 12:30pm – 2:30pm ARTIST TALK: Monday, March 17, 5pm – 6pm GALLERY 406 ELON UNIVERSITY 406 W. Haggard Ave. Elon, NC 27244 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 …