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To All My Friends in Toronto!

June 20, 2008 by garry

Studio Gallery is proud to present Patrick O’Dell’s To All My Friends. The exhibition is an intimate collection of photographs based on O’Dell’s widely popular and groundbreaking 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 magazine and Photo Editor of Vice, 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 Apparel 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).

To All My Friends

Friday, June 27, 2008 to Wednesday, July 23

Studio Gallery

294 College Street, 2nd Floor

(Just west of Spadina above The Savannah Room)

Toronto, Canada


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