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Bridgehampton Local Jake Patterson Making a Name for Himself in the Art World—and the Rap World, too

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A still shot of Bridgehampton native and up-and-coming performance artist Yung Jake, from his latest music video, "Look."

A still shot of Bridgehampton native and up-and-coming performance artist Yung Jake, from his latest music video, “Look.”

By Genevieve Kotz

Yung Jake, an up-and-coming artist/rapper from Bridgehampton, having recently had an exhibition of his work at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, is quickly gaining recognition for his contributions to both the art and rap music worlds.

Yung Jake, also known as Jake Patterson from Bridgehampton High School’s class of 2008, received his BFA from CalArts in Los Angeles.

At the Steve Turner Gallery, Jake showed “Drawings,” a series of screen installations with a lone computer mouse moving on each screen.

Yung Jake also premiered his iPhone-filmed music video “Look” at the exhibition, which ran until May 31 and was featured in the Huffington Post.

In a similar theme to his visual art, Yung Jake’s music videos are internet-inspired, featuring HTML code, YouTube clips and colorful pixels.

“The young artist speaks and lives in the language of the net, telling stories as complex, multivalent, frivolous and raw as infinite material lurking in your browser,” said the Huffington Post. “Sometimes it feels like Yung Jake wasn’t born on the internet, he is the internet.”

To see more of Yung Jake’s work and videos, visit his website at yungjake.tumblr.com.

Southampton’s Tripoli Gallery Will Explore Connections of 13 Artists in “Side X Side”

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Left: Johnathan Beer, "Moon Landing," 2013. Right: Fe?lix Bonilla Gerena, "Untitled," 2009. Courtesy of Tripoli Gallery.

Left: Jonathan Beer, “Moon Landing,” 2013. Right: Fe?lix Bonilla Gerena, “Untitled,” 2009. Courtesy of Tripoli Gallery.

By Tessa Raebeck

Using selections from the work of 13 artists, curator Tripoli Patterson explores the bonds of both similarity and contrast in “Side X Side,” a group show at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton.

Opening Saturday, the show features highlights from artists Linda K. Alpern, Jonathan Beer, Herbie Fletcher, Eric Freeman, Fe?lix Bonilla Gerena, David Matterhorn, Melanie J. Moczarksi, Lola Montes, Matisse Patterson, Saul Steinberg, Nick Weber, Darius Yektai and Yung Jake.

In “Side X Side,” artwork that differs in medium and subject matter is linked by color, such as in the pairing of Eric Freeman’s “Untitled” and Darius Yektai’s “Untitled Wave Series.”

The 13 artists are as diverse as the show itself.

Specializing in creating sculptures and installations from found objects, such as driftwood or rusty antiques, Matisse Patterson last showed at “Danger Deep Water” the Tripoli Gallery in 2011.

Her brother, Yung Jake, was recently featured in the Huffington Post alongside music legends Pharrell Williams and Jay Z as one of “10 Rappers Who’ve Dipped Their Toes in The Art World’s Waters.” “E.m-bed.de/d,” a “music video experience that is as meta as it gets,” according to the Huffington Post, was featured at the New Frontier Art Festival at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

An opening reception for “Side X Side” is Saturday, May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will be on view through May 10. For more information, visit tripoligallery.com or call 377-3715.