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, …

After Image

SOLO EXHIBITION October 16, 2015 – January 2, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, October 16, 5pm – 9pm GREYMATTER GALLERY Marshall Building 207 E Buffalo St, Suite 222 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Thinking through the implications of various perceptions of black masculinity in art and media – from minstrel coon imagery and hip-hop as a global brand to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice – After Image considers the pictorial, technical, and narrative conventions of Western art, inserting black and brown male bodies into that tradition to disturb existing conventions and provide a platform from which to dialogue about ideas of legacy, agency, and embedded …

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.

Painting is Dead?!

BY REHEMA BARBER February 6 – March 28, 2015 RECEPTION: Friday, February 6, 5pm – 8pm PUBLIC GALLERY TALK: Saturday, February 21, 2pm –3pm FIGURE ONE GALLERY 116 N. Walnut Champaign, IL 61820 Painting Is Dead?! is an exhibition that examines contemporary notions of painting. The premise and title of this exhibition is both a critique and question. Using the works of currently practicing artists as a lens, Painting Is Dead?! seeks to challenge historical—and even contemporary—understandings of painting as a medium and a practice. This exhibition demonstrates the ongoing innovations occurring in the field of painting, while also displaying works that expand the conceptual ideals associated with its processes. The …

Dialogist Interview

Interview with Patrick Earl Hammie, by Jennifer Palmer Published: Vol. I, Issue III Date of Interview: Dec. 8th, 2014 You received a B.A. in Drawing and Psychology from Coker College. How did your education play a role in your development? Do you feel your Psychology background plays a role in your process? Having the opportunity to learn at a liberal arts institution was invaluable. I took courses across the college that exposed me to many new ideas and practices, and psychology was one of them. Through those psychology courses I learned to question why we behave, and ask deeper ones about the …

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. …