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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

Lecture at University of Iowa

PUBLIC LECTURE Thursday, March 6, 6pm – 7pm SCHOOL OF ART AND ART HISTORY UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 141 N. Riverside Dr. Iowa City, IA 52242 Patrick Earl Hammie will discuss his recent project Significant Other, the conceptual sequel to his 2008 project Imperfect Colossi. This work 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. Informed by historical representations of Otherness, and recent shifts that locate women and people of color as central influencers of culture and politics, this series …