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 …

Dialogist Interview

Interview with Patrick Earl Hammie, by Jennifer Palmer Published: Vol. I, Issue III Date of Interview: Dec. 8th, 2014 You received a B.A. in Drawing and Psychology from Coker College. How did your education play a role in your development? Do you feel your Psychology background plays a role in your process? Having the opportunity to learn at a liberal arts institution was invaluable. I took courses across the college that exposed me to many new ideas and practices, and psychology was one of them. Through those psychology courses I learned to question why we behave, and ask deeper ones about the …

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 …

Yeelen Gallery Continues to Offer Thought-provoking Art

BY SHERYL ESTRADA, HUFFPOST ARTS & CULTURE Karla Ferguson, owner/director of Yeelen Gallery (photo provided)  The constructs of law and the concept of art formed a connection for attorney Karla Ferguson resulting in the Yeelen Gallery. I asked Ferguson, owner and director of the gallery, after almost a year in its location, what she wanted people to know. “I’d like people to know that we’re here, and that we’re doing work that has a social message,” she shared with me during my visit to her artistic realm located at 294 N.W. 54th St., Miami in the area known as Little Haiti. …

Premortem

SOLO EXHIBITION + LECTURE October 27 – November 28, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, November 14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm LECTURE: Thursday, November 13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, in VA 111 VISUAL ARTS GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82070 Patrick Earl Hammie: Premortem is a collection of new drawings that focus on closely cropped portraits to explore themes related to agency, maternity, and mortality. Considering the potential representations of the human figure have to reflect the values of the period in which they are produced, Hammie’s work investigates the expectations built into this canonical genre, probing and dismantling the idealizing impulses that have historically shaped it. Drawing on the emotive …

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.   …

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 …