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

Significant Other at Porter Butts Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION February 7 – March 25, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, February 7, 6pm – 8pm PORTER BUTTS GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 207 E. Buffalo St. Madison, WI 53706 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 imagines bodies as occasions for …

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 …

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 …

Significant Other at Greymatter Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITION July 26 – September 21, 2013 RECEPTION: Friday, July 26, 7pm – 10pm GREYMATTER GALLERY 207 E. Buffalo St. Suite 222 Milwaukee, WI 53202 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 imagines bodies as occasions for us to …