Peters Projects is pleased to present Earth: Untitled, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Patrick Dean Hubbell. There will be an opening reception Friday, August 12th, 5-7 pm. A Q&A will be held with the artist and SWAIA Director, Dallin Maybee Saturday, August 13th, 10 am. Additionally, the artist will be present at the gallery on Friday, August 19th, 10 am - 5 pm, for a special meet and greet.
Patrick Dean Hubbell is Dine' (Navajo). He is To'ahani' (Near to Water Clan). Born for Dibe'lizhini (Black Sheep), Maternal Grandfather is Kinyaa'aani (Towering House People), Paternal Grandfather is Hona'ghaahnii (One Who Walks Around Clan). He is originally from Navajo, New Mexico, located near the Northeast region of the Arizona/New Mexico border of the Navajo nation. Patrick attended Arizona State University where he received his Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing and also minored in American Indian Studies. He is currently residing and working on the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, AZ.
As Hubbell states: “My work is an investigation into my Native identity in the contemporary world. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict in my Native American traditions. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression.” Earth : Untitled is the title for twelve new paintings created from earth gathered from the Navajo Nation and combined with oil binder on canvas. Included is an installation with the gathered earth to make up a sand sculpture installation with inspiration from Navajo Sand painting.
This solo exhibition by the artist is part of a revolving thematic program Outside-In which includes art installations by artists who are inspired by land and culture from the area. Hubbell utilizes images and themes of nature, indigenous storytelling, philosophy and abstract representations to further explore the layers of his identity.
His work includes the use of bold, vibrant colors, combined with various elements of design, line qualities and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature displays.