Birth Throes

SOLO EXHIBITION October 6, 2017 – September 22, 2018 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 5pm – 8pm CONVERSATION: Sunday, October 8, 12:30 pm. KRUGER GALLERY 212 E San Antonio St. Marfa, TX 79843 Kruger Gallery and I are very pleased to announce and invite you to Birth Throes, my second solo exhibition with the gallery, debuting in Marfa during Chinati Weekend. Birth Throes is a new collection of portraits and allegories that meditate on the relationship between me and my mother, mortality, and the capacity for black experience to disrupt, diversify, and enrich American culture. Informed by personal experience, shifting American demographics that forecast a black and brown …

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 …

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 …

Open Call: Who We Aren’t National Juried Exhibition

UNION STREET GALLERY FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 29, 2014 Self portraits do not have to be a true depiction of the self. In art we have the creative license to make ourselves into anyone we want to be. Artists from around the nation are invited to submit self portraits that explore alter egos, secret identities, or fictional personas created to hide behind or act out fantasies. Art might depict figures donning masks, disguises or costumes, a social media persona, or the portrait of who we really want to be but can’t. Works that interpret the theme must be figurative, including the human …