Patrick Earl Hammie at Gallery Gray

SOLO EXHIBITION October 4 – 31, 2013 GALLERY GRAY Location: Online Gallery Hours: 24/7 365 Perhaps more than any other form of image-making, figurative painting is often read as a mirror of the time in which it is made; the canvas might be uniquely valued as a type of sociohistorical document. Exploring the tension between power and vulnerability, Hammie’s paintings question historical constructions of gender and race to expand the filters through which identity is understood. Blending traditions of the Old Masters with contemporary modes of representation, his portraits use body language and narrative to reconfigure inherited conceptions of ideal …

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 …

ArtisanIdea Feature

BY BEN BARSKY Patrick is a visual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and gender politics. Through the retrospective and interview we explore those themes with him in more detail and he also gives us a fascinating insight into his process through a series of development images. Read the full feature at Artisan Idea. I LOVE STORY TELLERS AND MUSICIANS WHO TAP INTO THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND PAIN TO MAKE ART THAT’S VISCERAL AND CONSCIOUS. BEN BARSKY:  I always find in interesting where the artists choose to start their retrospectives. Some go right back to their teenage …

Interview with Patrick Earl Hammie

BY RORY COYNE Chicago artist Rory Coyne and I discuss my studio routine, some of my favorite artists and what advice I’d give to emerging artists. Read below or view original post. I MAKE PAINTINGS, -LARGE PAINTINGS, PAINTINGS WITH NUDITY, SPECIFICALLY PENISES, ABOUT ISSUES REGARDING REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER, RACE AND POWER. RORY: Give us a little bio
: where are you from, representation, type of work etc.? PATRICK: I was born in New Haven, CT in 1981. I was raised in West Haven, CT but moved back and forth between there and Hartsville, SC until graduate school. My paintings explore the tension …

Just Art Biennial Conference

CO-ORGANIZED BY KEVIN HAMILTON AND TIM LOWLY Much art that concerns itself with justice exists in propositions. Such work proposes and enacts new ways of living in relation to one another – sometimes through familiar means and media, and other times in ways that are utterly disorienting. Experiencing such propositions can often create a place of discord among members of both art and justice-oriented communities. I’m lecturing and participating on a panel that will address justice and representation in art. This conference is sponsored by Christian in the Visual Arts. JUNE 13 – 15 Wheaton College 501 College Ave Wheaton, IL 60187

Symposium on Race and Representation

RACE AND REPRESENTATION: THE BLACK BODY IN MEDIA, LITERATURE AND THE ARTS This one day symposium will examine how the black body is represented in literature, media and the Arts. This symposium features several panel presentations and round table discussion, with a keynote lecture by Provost Lecture Series Speaker Deborah Willis Ph.D. My paper entitled “Equivalent Exchange: Representing the Black Male Nude as Artist, Model and Subject,” examines how men of color have represented themselves nude in painting, and features my effort with Equivalent Exchange to contextualize my own body within that history. Hosted by the Department of Africana Studies. Sponsored by the College …

Meditations on Emancipation in the 21st Century

CURATED BY CYNTHIA HAWKINS   February 1, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This exhibition seeks to explore interrogations of the Emancipation Proclamation and it’s attending ramifications as a physical, intellectual and/or spiritual state or condition, to elucidate personal and public thoughts and positions on the Emancipation Proclamation. FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 9 Lederer Gallery State University of New York 1 College Circle/Brodie Fine Arts Geneseo, NY 14454