Hamiltonian Gallery Hosts an Artist Talk with Patrick Harkin and Ellen (Jing) Xu

By Editorial Team on October 30, 2017
Courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery.
Artist Talk: Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm

Meet the 2017 Hamiltonian Artist Fellows as they lead audiences through their recent bodies of work, currently on view in new. now. 2017.

Patrick Harkin utilizes installation, video, sound, and photography in his artistic practice. His theatrically staged work investigates themes of commodity criticism and concepts of ideology in modern consumer culture. He addresses the ties between images, materiality and consumerism in order to explore the human condition under image mediated culture. Patrick currently teaches photography at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his BFA from the University of Florida in 2015 and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. Recent exhibitions of his work have taken place at Virginia’s Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia Beach), VALET (Richmond), Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (Tampa) and Gallery Protocol (Gainesville).

Ellen (Jing) Xu was born and raised in Inner Mongolia, China. She received a dual degree from Xiamen University, China; her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle; and has also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Madison, ME. Her work has been exhibited at the ROY G BIV Gallery in Columbus, OH; the Seattle Art Museum, Soil Gallery, Interstitial Gallery, and Jacob Lawrence Gallery in Seattle; the Blue Door Art Center in Yonkers, NY; 435 Broome in SoHo, NYC; the Kaufman Arts District in Queens, NYC; Sculptureworks Ferguson in St. Louis, MO; the Helmuth Project in San Diego, CA; and others. Ellen has had residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT; Paul Artspace in St. Louis, MO; and the Wassaic Artist Residency in Wassaic, NY. She was also a Media Arts Fellow at BRIC in Brooklyn, NY.

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