James Franco’s new short film.

AKA I popped a molly I’m sweatin.

Man, the new updates for Vine, Twitter, and Instagram are on point. Technology takeover. Developers are really figurin out how to appease consumers. It’s a crazy Age of Enlightenment and Connectivity.

PROLIFIC PIGEON II THIS WEEKEND AT THINK TANK GALLERY
Share an intimate night with some of LA’s cool sound-composers and fans at Think Tank Gallery on Saturday evening. Video projections and art installations will round out your senses for a night of thought-provoking and conversational fun. Check out details for the event at the Facebook page here.

PROLIFIC PIGEON II THIS WEEKEND AT THINK TANK GALLERY

Share an intimate night with some of LA’s cool sound-composers and fans at Think Tank Gallery on Saturday evening. Video projections and art installations will round out your senses for a night of thought-provoking and conversational fun. Check out details for the event at the Facebook page here.

Someone just asked me where I have been. They noticed my lack of posts.

My answer was that, to be honest, I feel like I was a complete tool on the internet and I was embarrassed at how foolish I had become. I had to take a step back and realize that what I was working toward was irrelevant and superficial and there were more important things to be done. I had to separate myself from my ignorant public image for a while. I will resurface at some point if I feel my work worthy of people’s valuable attention. Right now the only thing I am doing worth noticing is my work at my day job at the Think Tank.

And I gotta say

Vices are so much more satisfying when you’ve been fucking killing it all day. I’m boutta slam a $6 bottle of wine TODAMUHFUCKINFACE. I’ve clocked 65 hours so far this week of SKRAIT HUSTLIN. Clocking hours while hustling also makes you realize just how lazy you are when you’re lazy.

Time for some nature.

I just started a resumé for the first time in about three years. I ran out of time for a submission deadline, but this is what I got in it. These three years have been DAMN BUSY:

Jacob Patterson

CONTACT

Address 939 Maple Ave, Second Floor, Los Angeles CA, 90015

Email thinktankgallery@gmail.com

Phone 916.670.3801

 

BORN

1987 Sacramento, CA

 

EDUCATION

2012

B.A. Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

EXPERIENCE

June 2010-Present    

Gallery Manager/Co-Founder, Think Tank Gallery, LA, CA

- Development, brand design, managing art sales, curation, marketing, organizing live events, exhibiting personal work, public relations, location management for film/video productions, hospitality, research

Jan-June 2010 

Marketing, DeviantART, Hollywood, CA

- Writing and editing material, reaching out to clients, project management, research, expediting communications with design team

 

EXHIBITIONS

2013 YOU ARE HERE II: Shoot a Cop, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Dude, Monsters!, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 REPRESENT: A Group Exhibition, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Make Art Make Friends, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Heart & Sole, Yojie Pop Up, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Native American Students Exhibit, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2012 The Poster Show, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 YOU ARE HERE, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Cannibal Flower, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Art History Undergrad Students Association Annual Selections, Westwood, CA

2011 Samsung Coast to Coast, New York, NY

2011 Downtown Train, Echoes from the Sun, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Cannibal Flower, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 SOUND AFFECTS ART, Brewery Art Colony, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Sacramento Urban Art, Vox Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2009 Mural Exhibition, Vox Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

LECTURES AND PANELS

2012 Painting Sneakers workshop, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Custom Kicks: A Workshop with Sole Junkie and Jacob Patterson, Hammer Museum, Westwood, CA

 

EVENT PRODUCTION

2013 Dead Meadow, Psychic Ills, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 YOU ARE HERE II: Shoot a Cop, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Stones Throw Artist OH NO Video Party, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 A Psychotropic Summer Vol. 2, Think Tank Gallery,Los Angeles, CA

2012 Feast of Flesh, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Dude, Monsters! Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 ALL NIGHT LONG, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Weird on Top: A Night of Improv, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Style House, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 REPRESENT: A Group Exhibition, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 The Take Over, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Metal Mother, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012 The Poster Show, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 NYE Masquerade, Think Tank Collective, Los Angeles, CA

2011 One Be Lo/Binary Star Private Performance, Think Tank Collective, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Jungle and Paint, Think Tank Collective, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Downtown Train, Echoes From The Sun, Think Tank Collective, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Cannibal Flower, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 YOU ARE HERE, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Cannibal Flower, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Los Angeles Loft, Think Tank Collective, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Sacramento Urban Art, Vox Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS

2012 Jazz Reggae Festival, VIP Lounge Art Direction, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Brisk Iced Tea, Star Wars x Brisk Campaign, New York, NY

2012 Hands of Hope, Portrait sneaker designs, Orange County, CA

2012 Virgin Mobile, Freefest Sneaker Design, Washington, D.C.

2012 Brian Wilson MLB All Star Game, Portrait sneaker design, Phoenix, AZ

2011 Konami, Metal Gear Solid sneaker design, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Samsung Coast to Coast, Camera preview and exhibit, United States

2010 SXEPhil, YouTube branding sneaker design, Venice, CA

2009 CLUB VENUE, Lead Artist, Sacramento, CA

 

 

I heard a quote from Carl Sagan recently that spoke on humans existing as the realization of the cosmos. That is, stars and gas and planets and space can’t recognize themselves, so they evolved into us so that we might. In that case, we are the embodiment of a God figure. I just FINALLY watched Transcendent Man, which was basically a smart version of a bunch of my wannabe smart-guy thoughts and aspirations. The film ends in a line that is even more powerful than the Sagan quote. “So, does God exist? I would say not yet.” 
If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Amazon Prime, and it’s amazing and will certainly improve you as a person.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051Y6NUQ/ref=atv_terms_dp

I heard a quote from Carl Sagan recently that spoke on humans existing as the realization of the cosmos. That is, stars and gas and planets and space can’t recognize themselves, so they evolved into us so that we might. In that case, we are the embodiment of a God figure. I just FINALLY watched Transcendent Man, which was basically a smart version of a bunch of my wannabe smart-guy thoughts and aspirations. The film ends in a line that is even more powerful than the Sagan quote. “So, does God exist? I would say not yet.” 

If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Amazon Prime, and it’s amazing and will certainly improve you as a person.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051Y6NUQ/ref=atv_terms_dp

fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

FRAME CLUSTER FRIDAY
Fuck your cluster of empty frames that displays your collection of old cameras.

I have never seen so much concentrated hipster in one photo. 

fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

FRAME CLUSTER FRIDAY

Fuck your cluster of empty frames that displays your collection of old cameras.

I have never seen so much concentrated hipster in one photo. 

THINGS I HAVE LEARNED WHILE (SEMI-LEGALLY AT TIMES) RUNNING AN ART GALLERY AND MUSIC VENUE WITH FRIENDS
The following are some tricks I have learned while trying to do something I have no business trying to do but of which I am damn proud to have learned. Obviously enough to be sharing them with you to use in your own lives. Many of these lessons are learned through friends and not direct experience. 
Do you have something that you know will impress someone rich or famous if you can only get it in front of their eyes? Put it in a watch-sized box - or better yet in a rolex box. Emails, letters, and even some parcels are screened out by assistants, but a gift-wrapped box often serves as a thank you gift to celebrities and will get through directly to their hands. Instead of a watch in the box, an extremely-well-thought-out and hand-designed card or letter is inside, proving how much you really believe in your idea. Bands used to send boomboxes with their tapes already in them ready to press play and listen, just to stand out from the crowd. Heather in advertising at deviantART taught me this.
Are the fire inspectors coming to look at your sprinkler system and fire escapes but you can’t afford to make the fixes you know they are going to require of you? Find something smaller that they can fix - or break something a little bit (even better, find a way to blame it on someone else and sound rather upset about it) - and start the conversation off by asking them about a topical building code. If you’re lucky, you can distract them enough to just fix the… ladder crank that’s dented or whatever you have invented, and they will completely ignore the illegal wall you just built between the sprinkler systems. Of course when you can afford to fix that, make it a priority. Any amount of time spent with dangerously illegal alterations is an irresponsibly immoral one.
Need a liquor license but you can’t get the permit in your ghetto building? Beer and wine one night licenses are only $200-250. But you need to prove you’re safe enough to serve drinks. Instead, skip the $200 a night and do whatever you can to make sure you don’t get busted (more about that in the next tip) with the risk of taking the fine - which is only $1,000. If you average six events without getting busted, you saved money. Beer and wine only, though; liquor offenses raise exponentially.
Vice can only shut down your party. If they don’t have a warrant, they can’t come into your business to see if you are selling drinks. Make sure the drinks stay inside, make sure each party has an RSVP list, and the cops aren’t allowed in your private party. They can shut you down, but if you play your cards perfectly right, they can’t - and hopefully won’t want to if you are polite and concise with your story, with as much truth in it as possible, prepared in advance - take your alcohol and fine you.
Video content is really valuable. If you can valuably promote a major brand, they are infinitely more likely to give you a chance through sponsorship. Under shoot yourself financially and put a little bit of money in on your own, over deliver, and watch the client list stack up. Once your audience is large, and your body of work is impressive, you will be much more lucrative for these companies to look at. Keep in mind that it is very hard to satisfy at this level consistently, so make sure you have the proper time and energy to dedicate to these ventures before starting any of them. Ruining your own reputation comes hard and fast. I’ve dabbled and it’s not fun so I avoid it where I can.
Going to an event at night? First find out everyone you’ve heard is important that will be there. Google the names, remember the faces, and find one or two things they have worked on to talk about. Run into them at the party and pull one of those, “hey didn’t you work on?” People love to talk about their own work. You’ll probably get their number and they’ll remember you like, “oh yeah I liked that guy…” Works wayyyyyy better if you’re a hot chick. Almost enough to just bring a hot chick with you.
Have a nice camera? Bring it everywhere. Take pictures of everyone. Cool photos where it looks like they are having hella fun. Make a dude spit whiskey into the mouth of the model he brought with him. They will be dying to see the pictures so just give them a card and introduce yourself. If you see them again, maybe take a picture with them. They will hit you up in the next few days with a “hey dude I checked out your blog. Cool shit. I know someone that… can I see those pics?” If you’re lucky you can meet like three people just through them.
Don’t miss your friends’ shows. They’ll be famous one day - if you pick the right friends - and you dont want them to remember you as a tool. You need to be the cool, supportive, artsy friend in their memories. You’ll thank yourself for it if one of them blows the hell up and stays friends with you. Or if they turn into an internet king with hella pull.
Need to find emails from a private institution like a school but they’re not listed? Try to find at least two of them. Often the names of faculty are listed, and you can google them until you find two people that have contact emails. If the emails match in format, say Allison Drewbeck becomes dallison@schoolname, and Greg Olivar into ogreg@schoolname, you can assume that they are all like that. Go down the list and hit every single one of the faculty up asking if they have a general direction you could go. If you’re lucky a couple will say they appreciate your cleverness and help out cuz they see something in you or some cool crap like that. Then you just follow your leads.

THINGS I HAVE LEARNED WHILE (SEMI-LEGALLY AT TIMES) RUNNING AN ART GALLERY AND MUSIC VENUE WITH FRIENDS

The following are some tricks I have learned while trying to do something I have no business trying to do but of which I am damn proud to have learned. Obviously enough to be sharing them with you to use in your own lives. Many of these lessons are learned through friends and not direct experience. 

thinktankgallery:

ECLECTIC ROOTS MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL AT IRVINE LAKE
Coachella has come and gone, and the hipster crowd is looking for another place to wear their twine braid headbands. Luckily for them, and anyone else who enjoys music and art festivals - especially startup festivals that maintain the purity of local art innocence and haven’t been construed by major labels - Eclectic Roots Festival is opening at Irvine Lake this coming Saturday, May 12th.
A mini-ramp demo, art zone, art village by Choc Ivana, and a Main Stage and Cafe Stage are some of the things you can expect from the experience. And tickets are just $15 presale and $20 at the door. So whether you skate, create art, or just enjoy music, check out the page for the event and visit the festival this coming Saturday at 11am.

Saturday! Wish I could go!

thinktankgallery:

ECLECTIC ROOTS MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL AT IRVINE LAKE

Coachella has come and gone, and the hipster crowd is looking for another place to wear their twine braid headbands. Luckily for them, and anyone else who enjoys music and art festivals - especially startup festivals that maintain the purity of local art innocence and haven’t been construed by major labels - Eclectic Roots Festival is opening at Irvine Lake this coming Saturday, May 12th.

A mini-ramp demo, art zone, art village by Choc Ivana, and a Main Stage and Cafe Stage are some of the things you can expect from the experience. And tickets are just $15 presale and $20 at the door. So whether you skate, create art, or just enjoy music, check out the page for the event and visit the festival this coming Saturday at 11am.

Saturday! Wish I could go!