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.

The Intuitionists

BY STEFFANI JEMISON, HEATHER HART, AND JINA VALENTINE, ORGANIZED BY LISA SIGAL July 11 – August 24, 2014 RECEPTION: Thursday, July 10, 6 – 8pm THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street SoHo, New York 10013 The Drawing Center will present The Intuitionists, a collaborative project curated by artists Steffani Jemison, Heather Hart, and Jina Valentine, and organized by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator. Inspired by Colson Whitehead’s 1999 novel The Intuitionist—a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference—the exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects …

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 …

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 …

Interview with Combustus Magazine

BY DEANNA ELAINE PIOWATY Combustus Magazine and I recently sat down for an interview. Read below or view original post. IS THE IMPENETRABLE BLACK MALE A MODERN HEROIC MYTH? CONVERSATION WITH CHICAGO FIGURATIVE PAINTER PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Patrick Earl Hammie’s paintings are immediate, courageous, authentic. From his interracial couples posed in a re-envisioned dance of intimacy, to his unidealized portraits of the Black male nude caught in moments of vulnerability, Patrick Earl Hammie challenges, subtly and sometimes not so subtly, what we think we know and what we have come to expect. And yet, there is also that feeling of recognition. Because who Hammie is ultimately …

Representations of Race/Gender in the Art World’s Recent Past and Today

ORGANIZED BY ALISHA M. ELLIOT Through works by artist of the African Diaspora from 1984 to today, I will discuss representation of black artists and bodies in the recent art world, and facilitate a conversation about how artists and their representations of minorities are participating in popular media. FEBRUARY 5, from 12pm – 1pm Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 708 S. Mathews St. Urbana, IL 61801

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 …