Patrick Dean Hubbell: Everything About YouApril 21st - May 28th, 2022
Nina Johnson is delighted to present the first solo exhibition by Patrick Dean Hubbell in Miami, Everything About You.
Patrick Dean Hubbell presents new paintings that investigate the connection of the intuitive mark-making process, and the translation of self through methods of painting.
Hubbell’s work is a mediation between Diné philosophy and contemporary western aesthetics and ideologies.
Incorporating a variety of mediums, including natural earth pigment collected from his Diné homelands, and two-dimensional painting and drawing mediums, Hubbell’s work aims to challenge the imposition of categorizations and to amplify aspects of Indigeous identity within the western ideologies of contemporary art.
The works in Everything About You reconstruct the canvas in reference to the spiritual embodiment of figure, particularly as it refers to textile, shawl, blanket and medicine bag.
Patrick Dean Hubbell (Diné, b. 1986) is To’ahani'(Near to Water Clan), Born for Dibe’lizhini (Black Sheep), Maternal Grandfather is Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House People), Paternal Grandfather is Hona’ghaahnii (One Who Walks Around Clan).
Hubbell’s work has been exhibited at galleries, museums and institutions nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous public and private collections. In 2017, Hubbell was awarded the Pollock-Krasner grant. He is the recipient of the New Artist Society Award (SAIC, 2019), The James Nelson Raymond Fellowship (SAIC, 2021), and is a recent graduate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He currently lives and works on the Navajo Nation.