Patrick Dean Hubbell: The Armory ShowSeptember 7th - September 10th, 2023
Nina Johnson and Candice Madey are pleased to participate in The Armory Show with a solo pre- sentation of all new works by Diné artist Patrick Dean Hubbell. The works will be featured in the Focus section which is curated by Candice Hopkins, Director and Chief Curator of Forge Project.
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 chal- lenge the imposition of categorizations and to amplify aspects of Indigenous identity within the western ideologies of contemporary art.
Hubbell lives and works on a ranch in the Navajo Nation, where he has spent the majority of his life incorporating raw materials and natural earth pigments collected from his homelands into his two-dimensional paintings and drawings. His work aims to challenge the imposition of categorizations and to amplify aspects of Indigenous identity within the western ideologies of contemporary art.
Patrick Dean Hubbell (Dine’, b. 1986) He 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). He is originally from Navajo, New Mexico, located near the Northeast region of the Arizona, New Mexico border of the Navajo Nation, in the Southwest region of the United States. 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.