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Patte Loper .. Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x 19’ x 25’

Description: Installation view of large site-responsive installation at Suyama Space in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, WA. This work was designed to respond to the palette and spacial qualities of the gallery. I spent several days examining how light moved through the space before deciding where and how build. The work is a fictional, abstracted landscape.
Patte Loper .. Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x 19’ x 25’

Description: Partial installation view, (North wall). The forms are loosely based on Seattle’s landscape and merge urban planning, activism, and midcentury aesthetics into an installation critiquing both past and recent development projects that have endangered Seattle's coastline and greatly added to the city's environmental vulnerability.

Patte Loper .. Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x 19’ x 25’

Description: Further complicating the visual and conceptual content of the installation, 2D works formally referencing cubism and also astronomer Percival Lowell’s drawings of the channels of Mars are placed into the structure at various places.
Patte Loper .. Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x 19’ x 25’

The goal was to create a complex visual environment that considers historical land regrade techniques, theories of aesthetic formalism, historic disenfranchisement of minority groups and women, and the relationship of these three areas of study to environmental degradation. This drives the complex physicality of the installation.

Patte Loper .. Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Sparkly Darkly, installation in progress, studio view
2016
Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Dimensions Variable

Description: Installation in progress for forthcoming exhibition. Along with paintings, projected and imbedded videos are an important component of the work. For a viewing of video work, see https://vimeo.com/user5842511
Patte Loper .. Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Sparkly Darkly, installation in progress, studio view
2016
Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Dimensions Variable

Description: Installation in progress for forthcoming exhibition. Along with paintings, projected and imbedded videos are an important component of the work. For a viewing of video work, see https://vimeo.com/user5842511

Patte Loper .. Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
Power Exchange Unit
2015
Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
70" x 42" x 47"

Description: For this work, I was interested in forming a visual exchange with the audience, I began by making an odd and complex form designed to be ‘interpreted’ by the audience through drawing.
Patte Loper .. Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
Power Exchange Unit, Installation View, Drawing Center
2015
Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
70" x 42" x 47"

Built to entice audience members to create drawings - drawings were collected, saved to a laptop, and projected onto the screen at the front of the unit. In the action of the audience drawing, the archiving and exhibiting of the drawings on the screen, created a circular exchange in a single ‘unit’. The unit took on aspects of a science fiction robot or structure, as well as act as a sort of Rube Goldberg Machine.

Patte Loper .. Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
52" x 50" x 75"

Description: This small sculptural installation was exhibited under a set of stairs in the Lab Space at the Drawing Center in NYC, responding to a strange architectural space. The piece was created by imbedding drawings, videos, and fragmented remains of older sculptures into a structure.
Patte Loper .. Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
52" x 50" x 75"

Description: In keeping with the interest in responding to both the environment and history of an exhibition space, this work responded to the Drawing Center's recent posthumous exhibition of paper architect Lebbeus Woods' drawings.

Patte Loper .. Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
52" x 50" x 75"

Description: The piece involved research into Lebbeus Woods' process only to invert it - Woods' structural drawings were often considered too difficult to build. My goal was to create a structure so complex, it could be considered impossible, or at least extremely difficult to draw.
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