James Kirkpatrick, born in London, ON in 1977, received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2002. He has exhibited his work extensively throughout the US and Canada including shows in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2009 Kirkpatrick was featured in the group show Pulp Fiction, which traveled from Museum London to the MOCCA in Toronto and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery in Halifax. Kirkpatrick was included in the successful Not Bad For London group exhibition at the Michael Gibson Gallery and Museum London. In 2014, the McIntosh Gallery at Western University mounted a solo exhibition of James Kirkpatrick’s paintings, drawings, video, sound sculpture and installation work.
In Halifax, as in other communities, there are a number of commercial art galleries. It often is not understood that there are businesses that exist in the context of the visual arts. This is more of a familiar idea in music, film, publishing, etc. As commercial art galleries, we work principally with professional, contemporary artists…Read More
Artist James Kirkpatrick creates stunning collages from old sail material. Ontario-based artist James Kirkpatrick (AKA musician Thesis Sahib) first started working with sails—in addition to his other graffiti-informed paintings—in Halifax, six years ago. A fan of using found material, he repurposed some sails from the shipyard into a piece that Dave Hayden, co-director of the…Read More
A selection of paintings to celebrate the late David Sorensen’s 80th birthday, and new sail works and paintings by Ontario-based NSCAD graduate James Kirkpatrick are the subject of the next exhibition at Studio 21, running from April 28 through to June 7, 2017. David Sorensen’s paintings could be described as abstract landscape; but that is not…Read More