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 …

Interview with Greymatter Gallery

BY ZINA MUSSMANN + RACHEL QUIRK In conjunction with my exhibition Significant Other, the directors of Greymatter Gallery and I discuss figurative painting, representation, and Western Art History. Significant Other will be on display from July 26 – September 21. Read below or view original post. WITH MY CURRENT PROJECT SIGNIFICANT OTHER, I MOVE TOWARDS ASPECTS OF FIGURATIVE REPRESENTATION THAT HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY SKEWED, ARE CONTEMPORARILY TABOO, OR UNDERREPRESENTED. GREYMATTER GALLERY:  I’ve always found it interesting how different artists gravitate toward specific mediums.  Is there anything about your personality that you think attracts you to painting? PATRICK EARL HAMMIE: I’ve drawn constantly …

ArtisanIdea Feature

BY BEN BARSKY Patrick is a visual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and gender politics. Through the retrospective and interview we explore those themes with him in more detail and he also gives us a fascinating insight into his process through a series of development images. Read the full feature at Artisan Idea. I LOVE STORY TELLERS AND MUSICIANS WHO TAP INTO THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND PAIN TO MAKE ART THAT’S VISCERAL AND CONSCIOUS. BEN BARSKY:  I always find in interesting where the artists choose to start their retrospectives. Some go right back to their teenage …

Interview with Patrick Earl Hammie

BY RORY COYNE Chicago artist Rory Coyne and I discuss my studio routine, some of my favorite artists and what advice I’d give to emerging artists. Read below or view original post. I MAKE PAINTINGS, -LARGE PAINTINGS, PAINTINGS WITH NUDITY, SPECIFICALLY PENISES, ABOUT ISSUES REGARDING REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER, RACE AND POWER. RORY: Give us a little bio
: where are you from, representation, type of work etc.? PATRICK: I was born in New Haven, CT in 1981. I was raised in West Haven, CT but moved back and forth between there and Hartsville, SC until graduate school. My paintings explore the tension …

Just Art Biennial Conference

CO-ORGANIZED BY KEVIN HAMILTON AND TIM LOWLY Much art that concerns itself with justice exists in propositions. Such work proposes and enacts new ways of living in relation to one another – sometimes through familiar means and media, and other times in ways that are utterly disorienting. Experiencing such propositions can often create a place of discord among members of both art and justice-oriented communities. I’m lecturing and participating on a panel that will address justice and representation in art. This conference is sponsored by Christian in the Visual Arts. JUNE 13 – 15 Wheaton College 501 College Ave Wheaton, IL 60187

Symposium on Race and Representation

RACE AND REPRESENTATION: THE BLACK BODY IN MEDIA, LITERATURE AND THE ARTS This one day symposium will examine how the black body is represented in literature, media and the Arts. This symposium features several panel presentations and round table discussion, with a keynote lecture by Provost Lecture Series Speaker Deborah Willis Ph.D. My paper entitled “Equivalent Exchange: Representing the Black Male Nude as Artist, Model and Subject,” examines how men of color have represented themselves nude in painting, and features my effort with Equivalent Exchange to contextualize my own body within that history. Hosted by the Department of Africana Studies. Sponsored by the College …