Birth Throes

SOLO EXHIBITION October 6, 2017 – September 22, 2018 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 5pm – 8pm CONVERSATION: Sunday, October 8, 12:30 pm. KRUGER GALLERY 212 E San Antonio St. Marfa, TX 79843 Kruger Gallery and I are very pleased to announce and invite you to Birth Throes, my second solo exhibition with the gallery, debuting in Marfa during Chinati Weekend. Birth Throes is a new collection of portraits and allegories that meditate on the relationship between me and my mother, mortality, and the capacity for black experience to disrupt, diversify, and enrich American culture. Informed by personal experience, shifting American demographics that forecast a black and brown …

Puffin Foundation Grant

Renowned dancer, curator, and choreographer Endalyn Taylor and I are collaborating with five cross-generational ballerinas towards a multi media performance, exhibition, and symposium titled Counterpoint Project. This project will explore, discuss, and reframe the ongoing cultural and critical contributions of black ballerinas in dance and visual culture. I’m honored to announce that I have been awarded a Puffin Foundation grant to complete new work toward this goal! The Puffin Foundation (Teaneck, NJ) “has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, …

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, …

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.