Studio Gallery is proud to present Patrick Oâ€™Dellâ€™s To All My Friends. The exhibition is an intimate collection of photographs based on Oâ€™Dellâ€™s widely popular and groundbreaking online photo-journal and television show, Epicly Laterâ€™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 â€œThe most important person in skateboarding who doesnâ€™t skateboard,â€ Oâ€™Dell travels globally on skate tours with many of the worldâ€™s most famous and talented skateboarders. In his frequent updates to Epicly Laterâ€™d, Oâ€™Dellâ€™s photographs go beyond the sport of skateboarding and intimately document the camaraderie of skate culture.
As part of Studio Galleryâ€™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 Oâ€™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 photographyâ€™s evolving abilities; transforming relevance in the "real" world and the "virtual" world of art.
Patrick Oâ€™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 Lilâ€™ 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. Oâ€™Dellâ€™s past group exhibitions include Nikeâ€™s Being True: 22 Years of American Youth (2008), and The Standard Hotelâ€™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
294 College Street, 2nd Floor
(Just west of Spadina above The Savannah Room)