Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

Evan Feldman

Director

efeldman@gpgallery.com

Gerald Peters Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Patrick Dean Hubbell. One of the gallery’s most exciting emerging artists, Hubbell debuted on the art scene in 2016 with works that explored abstraction through the lenses of both modern and Indigenous art.

In his most significant shift to date, Hubbell has expanded upon the principles of Abstract Expressionism in entirely new ways. Presented here for the first time, Hubbell’s latest series of paintings reconstruct the canvas in reference to textile, shawl, blanket and medicine bags, transforming his medium and the context in which it is viewed.

For Hubbell, an Indigenous artist, living and working between Chicago and the Navajo Nation, these experimentations with methods of painting and display move beyond the question of aesthetics, reflecting ideas of identity and categorization. Exploring the concepts propagated by postwar Ab-ex painters such as automatic drawing, and Indigenous beliefs of the translation of self through the record of hand, Hubbell’s work is a mediation between Diné philosophy and contemporary western aesthetics and ideologies.

Hubbell’s work has been exhibited at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; The Autry Museum of the West, Los Angeles; Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY; and in numerous public and private collections. In 2017, Hubbell was awarded a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He is currently in candidacy for his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


							

									Patrick Dean Hubbell									Your Warmth Carries Me Through 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood stretcher bar, 78 x 36 x  2 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

Your Warmth Carries Me Through 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood stretcher bar, 78 x 36 x 2 inches

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									Patrick Dean Hubbell									Your Energy Shields Our Spirit 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted reclaimed wood stretcher bar, 76 x 40 x 1 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

Your Energy Shields Our Spirit 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted reclaimed wood stretcher bar, 76 x 40 x 1 inches

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									Patrick Dean Hubbell									You Protect Us Day and Night 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment, spray paint on canvas, mounted reclaimed wood stretcher bar, 63 1/2 x 40 1/4 x 1 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

You Protect Us Day and Night 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment, spray paint on canvas, mounted reclaimed wood stretcher bar, 63 1/2 x 40 1/4 x 1 inches

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There is a strong connection within the emotional, intuitive mark making that correlates to the way our people think of connecting the mind and the body with the spiritual. The metaphysical property of translating that mark from self onto a surface. This understanding has carried through my practice but the current body of work took shape through a more focused investigation of this belief.

Patrick Dean Hubbell


							

									Patrick Dean Hubbell									You Hold My Spirit 2020									mixed media (oil, acrylic, oil stick, oil pastel, synthetic polymer, natural earth pigment, charcoal on canvas), 44 x 13 x 5 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

You Hold My Spirit 2020
mixed media (oil, acrylic, oil stick, oil pastel, synthetic polymer, natural earth pigment, charcoal on canvas), 44 x 13 x 5 inches

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									Patrick Dean Hubbell									Honoring our Foremothers 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood stretcher bar, 73 x 52 x 5 inches<br />

Patrick Dean Hubbell

Honoring our Foremothers 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood stretcher bar, 73 x 52 x 5 inches

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									Patrick Dean Hubbell									Bearers of Strength: An Homage to Our Daughters, Mothers, and Grandmothers 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, wood, 72 x 20 x 1 1/4 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

Bearers of Strength: An Homage to Our Daughters, Mothers, and Grandmothers 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, wood, 72 x 20 x 1 1/4 inches

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I wanted to address the categorization of Indigenous art which has, in part, lead to a lack of recognition for the contributions Indigenous art has made to contemporary art history. In considering this, I felt it was important to reference some of the objects of categorization such as weavings, textiles, blankets and bags. Creating these objects with deconstructed canvases, I sought to incorporate elements of traditional Indigenous design with contemporary painting aesthetics – seeking to communicate with my viewer, the historical connection between contemporary painting and Indigenous art.

Patrick Dean Hubbell


							

									Patrick Dean Hubbell									Even When You Rest, I Still Feel Protected 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood stretcher bar, 67 x 34 x 1 1/2 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

Even When You Rest, I Still Feel Protected 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood stretcher bar, 67 x 34 x 1 1/2 inches

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									Patrick Dean Hubbell									A Portrait Of Your Spiritual Movement 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, pigment, dispersion, synthetic polymer, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood frame, 80 x 21 x 1 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

A Portrait Of Your Spiritual Movement 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, pigment, dispersion, synthetic polymer, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas, mounted wood frame, 80 x 21 x 1 inches

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									Patrick Dean Hubbell									You Uplift My Entire Being 2020									oil, acrylic, oil stick, oil pastel, synthetic polymer, natural earth pigment, charcoal on canvas, 39 x 13 x 4 inches

Patrick Dean Hubbell

You Uplift My Entire Being 2020
oil, acrylic, oil stick, oil pastel, synthetic polymer, natural earth pigment, charcoal on canvas, 39 x 13 x 4 inches

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