Interview & Walk-Through with Patrick:
To All My Friends
Patrick O’Dell invites us into his world of cryptic slogans and captivating images
Public Opening: Friday, June 27th at 8pm
Press Preview with Curators and Visiting Artist: Friday, June 27th at 6pm
Studio Gallery is proud to present Patrick O’Dell’s, To All My Friends from Friday, June 27 until Wednesday, July 23. The exhibition is an intimate collection of photographs based on O’Dell’s widely popular and ground-breaking online photo-journal and television show, Epicly Later’d. To All My Friends showcases images of both film and digital media, photographs captured in leisure and in work, which illustrate an honest and genuine documentation of skaters skating, hangers hanging, and up-too-late, out-too-often night dwellers doing what comes naturally.
Named by Vice Magazine as “the most important person in skateboarding who doesn’t skateboard”, O’Dell travels globally on skate tours with many of the world’s most famous and talented skateboarders. In his frequent updates to Epicly Later’d, O’Dell’s photographs go beyond the sport of skateboarding and intimately document the camaraderie of skate culture.
As part of Studio Gallery’s continuing exploration of the convergence of Internet and art, the Gallery will examine the nature of the blog as an artistic outlet. Just as O’Dell constantly provides his blog with stunning photographs, Studio Gallery will transform itself into the first ever physical blog space by updating the exhibit with new images. The dynamic curatorial power of tangibly updating To All My Friends in volumes will further highlight the positive relationship of photography’s evolving abilities; transforming relevance in the ‘real’ world and the ‘virtual’ world of art.
Patrick O’Dell was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is currently based in New York City. Over the course of his career, his portfolio has expanded to include photographs of the likes of Lil’ Wayne, Chloe Sevigny, Jerry Hsu, Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Chow, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Cat Power. In addition to being a Senior Photographer at Thrasher Skateboard Magazine and Photo Editor of Vice Magazine, his work has been featured in fashion and cultural publications such as V Magazine, Self-Service, Nylon, and Tokion. He has also collaborated with Altamont Clothing to create a fashion line featuring his images. O’Dell’s past group exhibitions include Nike’s “Being True- 22 Years of American Youth” (2008), and The Standard Hotel’s “200 Troubled Teenagers” (2007). His most recent career achievement is directing a music video for Morrissey (The Smiths).
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Studio Gallery is a Toronto-based gallery interested in exploring the convergence of contemporary art, design, fashion, music and the Internet. Opened in 2008, Studio Gallery is a new venture by Studio Inc., a Toronto-based design and interactive agency. Founded by Avery Hunsberger, Studio maintains clients like Peter Gatien’s CiRCA, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Pam Chorley’s Fashion Crimes, Adidas ACG, Calvin Klein, Honda and Family Guy among many others.
Studio’s location has also served as a site where Toronto’s progressive art and music community has come of age. Studio Agency has hosted internationally-acclaimed musicians as part of a series of exclusive events known locally as “Ourspace.” Ourspace events have hosted artists like Daft Punk, Justice, Busy P, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Switch/Solid Groove, MSTRKRFT, Kid Sister and Crystal Castles among many others.
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Upcoming Studio Gallery Exhibitions:
Joy Ride – Artwork by Michel Gondry, Swoon, ESPO, Team Macho, Peter Sutherland and more (June 19th – 22nd)
Tiny Vices – Aurel Schmidt, Mark Delong, Julia Burlingham and more - exhibition and book launch w/ curator Tim Barber
Into My Shoebox – NDEUR (Mathieu Missiaen) creates a world of wonderment via installations, paintings, sculptures and more.
Binary Star – The music, art and iconography of Steve Aoki’s ‘Dim Mak’ music / fashion label - the faces, glamour and grit of Mark Hunter’s ‘The Cobrasnake’ photography - and their centripetal orbits.