Ep. 163 features Jammie Holmes. Born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Jammies Holmes (b. 1984) is known for his paintings that portray intimate and poignant scenes of distinctly American communities, families, and traditions. Holmes draws heavily on his own recollections to depict the stories and experiences of Black life in the deep American South, capturing moments of celebration and struggle. The artist, who works intuitively and without formal artistic training, creates expressive tableaux that incorporate portraiture, symbols, text, and objects to reveal universal truths through personal narratives.

Jammie Holmes is a self-taught painter. Following his graduation from high school, Holmes spent more than a decade working in an oil field. He relocated to Dallas in 2016. His work has most recently been presented in exhibitions at Library Street Collective, Detroit; Deitch Projects, Los Angeles; Marianne Boesky, New York; Nassima-Landau Projects, Tel Aviv; Dallas Museum of Art; and Dallas Contemporary, among others. His work is also included in the permanent collections of the Aïshti Foundation, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, ICA Miami, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, New Orleans Museum of Art, Perez Museum of Art, X Museum, and The Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art.

Artist  https://www.jammieholmes.com/

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth https://www.themodern.org/exhibition/jammie-holmes-make-revolution-irresistible

e-flux https://www.e-flux.com/announcements/510210/jammie-holmesmake-the-revolution-irresistible/

Library Street Collective https://lscgallery.com/artists/jammie-holmes

The Gordon Parks Foundation https://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/grants/fellowships-in-art/jammie-holmes2

Various Small Fires https://www.vsf.la/exhibitions/127/works/artworks-5351-jammie-holmes-somewhereinamerica-2023/

ARTNews https://www.artnews.com/art-news/artists/jammie-holmes-paintings-various-small-fires-1234657924/

Artnet News https://news.artnet.com/art-world/wet-paint-in-the-wild-jammie-holmes-2300880

Hyperallergic https://hyperallergic.com/795017/jammie-holmes-and-jose-parla-named-gordon-parks-fellows/

Mousse Magazine https://www.moussemagazine.it/magazine/jammie-holmes-various-small-fires-los-angeles-2023/

Dallas News https://www.dallasnews.com/event/c2c3bb5b-f7c7-edc0-7329-f9f9bf48d4e1/

Contemporary Art Daily https://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/project/jammie-holmes-at-various-small-fires-los-angeles-27148

Dallas Contemporary https://www.dallascontemporary.org/jammie-holmes

Enjoy Your Fruits, 2022
Sign, dated, titled, ink (verso): signature 2022 Enjoy Your Fruits
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 x 2 1/2 inches
121.9 x 121.9 x 6.3 cm
Photo: Lance Brewer / Copyright: © Jammie Holmes
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.

Allegiance, 2022
Signed and dated in ink (verso): [signature] 2022
Acrylic, glitter and gold leaf on canvas
90 1/4 x 90 3/8 inches
229.2 x 229.6 cm
Photo: Lance Brewer / Copyright: © Jammie Holmes
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen

REACH, 2023
By Hank Willis Thomas and Coby Kennedy, in the Multi-Modal Facility (MMF) at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago with The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

Gold Geneva, 2022
Signed and dated in ink (verso): [signature] 2022
Acrylic, oil pastels and glitter on canvas
84 x 60 inches
213.4 x 152.4 cm
Photo: Lance Brewer / Copyright: © Jammie Holmes
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.