SUPER Natural

BY KARIM HAMID April 28, 2017 – May 26, 2017 OPENING PREVIEW: Friday, April 28, 7 – 10pm AUREUS CONTEMPORARY 116 E. 7th Street New York, NY 10009 For centuries figurative representations in art remained linear and academic. At the start of the 20th century fresh threads and experimental approaches evolved the making and thinking around the imaging of human form. Today, there are myriad methods and aesthetics associated with the concept of figurative art, reflecting the increasing diversity of artists working throughout our world. Some strategies are easy to recognize and stem from formal representation like photorealism, while others disassemble formal conventions, …

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 …

Lecture at Ball State University

PUBLIC LECTURE Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 to 7 pm BALL STATE UNIVERSITY Arts and Journalism Building, room 225 2000 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306 The School of Art at Ball State University is excited to present a public lecture, “New Narratives,” by artist Patrick Earl Hammie as part of the Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars 2015-2016 series. At once dramatic and sensitive, for individuals who appreciate oil painting and figurative art, Mr. Hammie’s presentation is a must-see event.    

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 …

What’s Inside Her Never Dies

BY KARLA FERGUSON December 1, 2015 – February 28, 2016 RECEPTION: Saturday, December 5, 10pm YEELEN GALLERY Art Basel Miami 294 NW 54th St Miami, FL 33127 Being a black woman is a journey oftentimes taxed with a history of ruined and objectified bodies that recall and carry on complex legacies of suffering and struggle. Through painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, What’s Inside Her Never Dies… A Black Women’s Legacy presents the dignity, distress, and character of these heroes who affect us generation after generation. This group exhibition features 23 artists: Ayo Akinwande, Christine Neptune, Debra Balchen, Erica Elan Ciganek, Hattie Mae William and Loni Johnson, James Clover, Jerome Soimaud, …

Contact Joins JPMorgan Chase Collection

This fall, Contact joins the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. The Collection began in 1959 when David Rockefeller established the firm’s art program and took the lead in the field of corporate art collecting. Today it’s one of the oldest and largest corporate art collections in the world, focusing on modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Many thanks to Director and Chief Curator Lisa Erf! It’s a great pleasure to join such a storied collection.

The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century

BY VICTORIA SELBACH February 21 – March 22, 2014 RECEPTION: Saturday, February 21, 6pm – 9pm SIRONA FINE ART 600 Silks Run, #1240 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century brings together contemporary artists who through their unique gaze capture in their work the reality and complexity of the women they choose to see. The entire survey is published in the February 2015 issue of PoetsArtists magazine. PoetsArtists #61 The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century is available for digital download and in print with a preview of the full issue on line now. The Artist’s Gaze features 70 works by over 40 artists including: Aleah Chapin, Alison Lambert, Alyssa …

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. …