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, …

International Painting Annual 6

BY JASON FRANZ My Study After Freud’s Portrait of Francis Bacon is included in the International Painting Annual 6. I’m honored to be included amongst an amazing and diverse group of international artists, with essays by John Giglio, Drake Gomez, and Penelope Przekop. The INPA is an annual publication by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center that supports the documentation and recognition of excellent and relevant painted works from around the world. As a carefully designed book, the INPA enables Manifest to assemble a diverse array of works from around the world to support our inquiry into the creative efforts of artists working today, and serve to …

FREAK OUT!

BY SERGIO GOMEZ AND DIDI MENENDEZ April 15, 2016 – March 14, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, April 15, 7 – 10pm ZHOU B ART CENTER 1029 W. 35th St Chicago, IL 60609 FREAK OUT! is an exhibition of the arts expressing the boldness, liberation, individuality, coming of age and decadence of the Disco era. The works will include visual arts in various mediums and styles including poetry, video, sculpture, and performance.   Purchase catalog on Amazon.

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, …