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Patte Loper From There to Here

or How to Let a Peculiar Still Point and Brightness in the Woods
Ease Our Grief (While Seeking Higher Ground in the Sky)

May 5 to June 18, 2016
Artist Reception, First Thursday, May 5, 6 to 8


Platform Gallery is pleased to present a selection of paintings and drawings by Patte Loper from exhibitions she mounted at the Gallery over ten years. The work comes from the following shows: Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief (2006); A Peculiar Brightness in the Sky (2008); Still Point in a Returning World (2011); How to Stay Alive in the Woods (2013); as well as work featured in group shows and art fairs. An accompanying catalog features an essay by Rock Hushka, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA).

This exhibition is in conjunction with Patte’s installation at Suyama Space (Seattle, WA) which is on view May 20 to August 19, titled Seeking Higher Ground.

Patte is a painter who experiments with sculpture and video. She was born in Colorado and grew up in Tallahassee, FL, a subtropical college town where she first developed an appreciation for the ways nature and culture can overlap. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and Boston, MA, where she is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including the Drawing Center, New York, NY; The Licini Museum, Ascoli Piceno Italy; LMCC’s Art Center on Governor’s Island, NY; the Palaentological Museum, Cortina, Italy; The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; the Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY; the ISE Foundation, New York, NY; and the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA.

Her work has been reviewed in
Flash Art (Italian edition), Artnet, Time Out Chicago, and the Boston Globe, and is in the collections of the Rene di Rosa Foundation, the Microsoft Corporation, and the Hirshhorn Museum. She participated in residency fellowships at the Millay Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Center’s Swing Space, and participated in the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program. She is a member artist of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.

Image: Avoid the Swirl, Dress Warm, Smoke Cigarettes 2012, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

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