Before the End showcases over fifty full-colour pages of James Kirkpatrick’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and includes a download card for his new 16 – song album as Thesis Sahib. When you’re done with the card, you can plant it to grow wildflowers!
It also comes with a blue vinyl 7-inch record featuring two previously unreleased tracks, noises from four of his sound sculptures, and two songs from the full length album.
James Kirkpatrick has shown his art and toured with his music internationally and was featured in the traveling group exhibition Pulp Fiction, presented at Museum London, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and at St. Mary’s University Art Gallery. He is also well known as the graffiti artist and rapper Thesis Sahib. He has created artwork for several album covers in the underground hip hop genre, and his collaborative art book with Peter Thompson, Brain Trust, is published by Anteism. He works collaboratively with Jamie Q as the art team Dusty Peas and with Peter Thompson as the art and music duo Brain Trust. His paintings incorporate sculptural, kinetic, and auditory elements, as he combines his 2D aesthetic with circuit-bent electronic toys. Likewise, compositions written on modified Gameboys and circuit-bent sounds have become part of his music and on-stage performances.
“It’s good music. Kanye should take note” – DJ Wicked Awesome, the listening party CKCUFM 93.4 Ottawa.
“This lush hardbound monograph-plus-phonograph. Kirkpatrick’s paintings and sculptures have the mad gusto of Philip Guston, the child charm of Jean Dubuffet and sedated hamburger browns of Marc Bell. Nice work, with a 16-song wildflower-laden album and sky blue 7″ record included.” –EF on quimbys.com
For more info: http://www.jameskirkpatrick.org
Saturday, February 19th, 7 pm