Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fracture Works Up!

I've uploaded a selection of works from my recent exhibition at #Hashtag Gallery, Fracture, to my official website. Get a taste of a few below, see the rest here.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Top 15 of 2012 (+ a few)

Those who know me know how important music is to me. They may also have noticed how online music news source/behemoth has clearly lost their marbles when it comes to the year in review (Rick Ross and no Nas?). So, my blog being my own podium to share my opinion, I give you my Top 15 records of 2012 (because I don't conform to no top "round number" list format, bro) with my fave track or three. No descriptions, let the music tell it:

1. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe
    Listen to: Please Forgive My Heart, Whatever Happened To The Times
2. Nas - Life is Good
    Listen to: Cherry Wine,The Don, Loco-Motive
3. The Jealous Sound - A Gentle Reminder
    Listen to: Beautiful Morning, Equilibrium, Waiting For Your Arrival
4. Joey Bada$$ - 1999
    Listen to: Waves, Suspect
5. Kimbra - Vows (NA Release)
    Listen to: Something In The Way You Are, Home, Two Way Street
6. MNDR - Feed Me Diamonds
    Listen to: Feed Me Diamonds, Faster Horses
7. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    Listen to: Thinkin Bout You, Super Rich Kids, White, Pink Matter
8. Aesop Rock - Skelethon
    Listen to: Leisureforce, Racing Stripes, Gopher Guts
9. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
    Listen to: Money Trees, Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
10. Chromatics - Kill For Love
    Listen to: Running From the Sun, There's a Light Out on The Horizon, Into the Black
11. P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
    Listen to: How We Land, Get Down, They Can't Come
12. Lapalux - When You're Gone
    Listen to: 102 Hours of Introductions, Face Down Eyes Shut, Moments
13. Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
    Listen to: Felt, Control, Sugar
14. Cursive  - I Am Gemini
    Listen to: The whole thing, this record doesn't really work in pieces...since it's a play.
15. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Out of Frequency
    Listen to: Gold Rush Pt.1/Dollars in the Night, Out of Frequency, When It Comes to Us

Honorable Mentions:
Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
Union - Analogtronics
C2C - Tetra

Best 7/10":
King Krule - Rock Bottom/Octopus

Best EP:
Shad - Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness

Best Remix Album:
Bonobo - Black Sands Remixed

Monday, December 10, 2012

Event pics!

The photos from the opening reception for Fracture at #Hashtag Gallery are up! See the full gallery here. 

Thanks again, homies!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Thank you!

The opening reception for my first solo exhibition (Fracture) went off last night, and it was a great success! Huuuuuge, sincere thank you to everyone who came out last night for the reception, and everyone who helped make it happen! It was great seeing everybody, and it means a lot to me that you all stopped by (and from so far and wide!). Big thanks to #Hashtag Gallery for putting me up! You guys are all the best. 

If you weren't able to make it out for the reception, my work will be up through the 22nd of this month. Check FRACTURE: The Art of Andrew Patterson for more info. And as for flicks from the opening night, I will be going through and posting them ASAP, so stay tuned!

Thanks again,
 - A

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fracture: The Art of Andrew Patterson

I'm excited to announce the opening of my first solo show at #Hashtag Gallery in Toronto, ON on Dec 6th! The show will run from the 6th-22nd of December, with the reception starting the evening of the 6th. If you're in the area, please swing by and check it out! See the flyer above, and the event page here:

Check out #Hashtag here, and be sure to check out the great exhibits they have running between now and December! Also, some new design work is up over on my website.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mock Band Poster #1: Norma Jean

I've been working on a series of fake band gig posters recently for fun, just to try out new things and play around with various layouts and ideas. I'll be trying to post them regularly over the next little while. Here's #1: Inspired by the song Vertebraille from Norma Jean's O' God the Aftermath. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Some New Life Drawings

Here's a few life drawings I did at #Hashtag Gallery's inaugural life drawing session. I highly recommend checking it out! Great dudes organizing all sorts of great activities and events outside of exhibits. It's been a minute since I busted a life drawing, but I think I was able to grind a bit of the rust off. Practice makes perfect....

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reach For The Sky

I recently had the pleasure of designing an info-graphic for New Home Buyer's Network. It outlines the growth in high and low rise real estate in the last 6 years in Toronto. Have a look, and check them out on facebook here or the web here

Official website redesigned!

Guys. GUYS. I finally completed the redesign of my site. It's no longer flash (thank god), but can be found at the same address as before: 

There's some new work up there as well.

You may have noticed the new look to this blog as well. I intend to continue to use this blog as a process gallery, where I will show progress shots of various projects and news of upcoming shows and events. Any comments and/or suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks everyone for your continued support!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Do you need a hand?

Remember that Afrika Bambaataa line from the video for Afrika Shox by left field? Let's get electrified...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Intimate Gestures

Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2012.
263 Adelaide St. West, #407


"Intimate Gestures" is a group art exhibition featuring over 30 emerging Toronto artists. The collection is made up of photographs, films, illustrations, poems and installations that address a plethora of issues faced by the lover or the
loved. The turbulence of desire, of distress and of excess.

I'll have a new piece in the show, so swing by if you're in the area and say hello!

Friday, February 03, 2012

New Painting in the works

Paintin up a sweet framed landscape i found at the St Lawrence Market antique market. More pics to come!