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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …