Patrick Dean Hubbell

1 December 2022 - 31 March 2023

Modern West Announces Patrick Dean Hubbell’s Online Exclusive Solo Exhibition 

December 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023


Modern West is honored to feature an Online Exclusive Exhibition by Patrick Dean Hubbell. As one the Nation's fastest-rising artists he has participated in over 25 exhibitions in the past 5 years. This solo exhibition showcases available mixed media pieces spanning multiple bodies of work celebrating the past decade of his practice available for viewing from December 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023. 


In conjunction with his Online Exhibition we are happy to announce Hubbell's inclusion in the Kimball Art Center’s Exhibition Between Life and Land: Material on display from December 9-April 9 2023. On loan from Modern West, You Balance All from the Earth to the Sky, 2021, Night Sky Protection, 2020, Day and Night, 2021, are a compelling addition to the first of this three-part exhibition series examining our relationship to land through the use of material. 


Patrick Dean Hubbell’s pattern-driven, atmospheric paintings reflect his exploration of materiality, spirituality, memory, landscape, oral tradition, and contemplation of identity in relation to ideas of contemporary Indigeneity. Hubbell’s works are composed of hand-gathered and ground natural earth pigments from the Navajo Nation, mixed with conventional acrylic and oil paints. He has applied those pigments across a variety of surface treatments, including traditional canvas painting formats, sculptural installations, and deconstructed canvas and stretcher bar works reminiscent of Navajo Navajo woven blankets. In Hubbell’s work, traditional Navajo art forms and symbols collide with expressive mark making and rich textures creating a balance and harmony echoing the beauty, ruggedness, and deep roots of the American West.


Born and raised in the Navajo Nation, Hubbell grew up in a very small, rural town and was raised practicing Navajo traditions and cultural beliefs. He received a BFA in 2010 from Arizona State University and completed his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Spring of 2021. Hubbell has been highlighted by Southwest Art’s list of “21 under 31,” and is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Grant Award and the New Artist Society Award of SAIC. He has exhibited in multiple museums including Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, SLC, UT; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; The Autry Museum of the West, Los Angeles; and Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY. Hubbell’s work was selected as the 2022 NADA Acquisition Gift to the Pérez Art Museum Miami and is featured in numerous private and public collections. 


About Modern West:

Modern West is a gallery created by Diane Stewart to support established and emerging contemporary artists who, in compelling and varied ways, reframe our understanding of the West. Through thoughtful exhibitions, the gallery illuminates both new and historical bodies of work that are relevant and meaningful for today's audiences.


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