Gerald Peters Contemporary to Present Exhibition of New Works by Indigenous Artist Patrick Dean Hubbell

From left: You Never Leave Our Side, You Uplift My Entire Being, Bearers of Strength, mixed media (oil, acrylic, oil stick, charcoal, natural earth pigment on canvas), dimensions vary. © Gerald Peters Contemporary

From July 24 to September 26, 2020, Gerald Peters Contemporary will present an exhibition of new works by Indigenous artist 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.

Expanding on Principles of Abstract Expressionism in New Ways

In his most significant shift to date, Patrick Dean 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.

Experimenting as an Indigenous Artist and Exploring Identity and Categorization

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 painters through postwar Abstract Expressionism 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.

Exhibiting Work in National Museums and Public and Private Collections

Patrick Dean 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 grant. He is currently in candidacy for his M.F.A. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Would you like additional details about seeing the work by Indigenous artist Patrick Dean Hubbell? For more information about this exhibit and Gerald Peters Contemporary, with locations in New York and Santa Fe, NM, visit



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