Tripoli Gallery

Trading Facebooks, 2010
digital media
24 x 24 inches

Jake Plates,
Glazed plates

Stripez in Iridescent,
Acrylic on board
10 x 42 inches

Our Heads,

Self Portrait (Kissing), 2009
Oil on masonite
9 x 6 1/2 inches

Me and Gordon,
Neon light
22 x 40 inches

Gordon and Jake,
Neon light
22 x 40 inches

Jake and I,
Neon light
22 x 40 inches

Bird on Blades,
Neon light
24 x 24 inches

Trading Faces

Jake U. Patterson and Gordon Stevenson

July 7 ‐ July 20, 2010

In this exhibition, Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Patterson teamed up to create collaborative pieces that “shed light” on one another’s creative inspiration.

Gordon Stevenson (BFA Bard, 2006) has continually shown his ability to create and collaborate with friends from various industries, whether it is for his clothing company, Baron Von Fancy, or with musician/performers like Team Facelift. He was able to fascinate viewers, last year, by transforming common objects into neon light sculptures. In this exhibition, Gordon transformed caricature portraits in much the same way.

Jake U. Patterson (BFA California Institute of the Arts, 2012) is recognized for his self-portrait series, as well as portraits of his friends.  Jake is now revisiting his first impulse as an artist, which was creating cartoon personalities. By combining his childhood cartoon style with his more recent abstract portrait painting, Jake has created a series of minimalist portraits of Gordon and himself. 

Using Jake’s drawings as a blue print, Gordon fabricates the portraits into neon lights, showing both artists’ faces on each exhibited work.

Jake U. Patterson and Gordon Stevenson
Trading Facebooks, 2010
digital media
24 x 24 inches

Yung Jake
Jake Plates,
Glazed plates

Gordon Stevenson
Stripez in Iridescent,
Acrylic on board
10 x 42 inches

Jake U. Patterson and Gordon Stevenson
Our Heads,

Yung Jake
Self Portrait (Kissing), 2009
Oil on masonite
9 x 6 1/2 inches

Jake U. Patterson and Gordon Stevenson
Me and Gordon,
Neon light
22 x 40 inches

Jake U. Patterson and Gordon Stevenson
Gordon and Jake,
Neon light
22 x 40 inches

Jake U. Patterson and Gordon Stevenson
Jake and I,
Neon light
22 x 40 inches

Gordon Stevenson
Bird on Blades,
Neon light
24 x 24 inches