It has been an incredible honor to be one of the last artists selected to exhibit at the historic venue, Suyama Space in Seattle. The space has hosted over 50 site-specific installations in its gorgeous Bell-Town space since its inception in 2000.
My work investigated and addressed large urban planning projects of the 20th and 21st century through a DIY aesthetic and use of recycled and scavenged material. For more information and images by Seattle's Mark Woods, click on the link!
or How to Let a Peculiar Still Point and Brightness in the Woods
Ease Our Grief (While Seeking Higher Ground in the Sky)
My last exhibition at Platform's Third St. Space in Pioneers Square, the gallery is moving to online and more nomadic exhibitions. Looking very much forward to the next chapter with the inimitable Stephen Lyons and Platform!
Art, AIDS, America opens in Atlanta at the Zuckerman Museum. The link here is to a conversation between Kia Labeija and Sur Rodney addressing the artists being mostly recognizable names in the art world, and the ensuing controversy regarding the lack of fair representation of African Americans in the show, particularly given the impact AIDS has had on this community. I am very proud to be a part of this show, given the way that it has created a platform for this conversation, and the way the producers and curators have worked to address the valid concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement.
I was invited to give a lecture at my undergraduate alma mater, Florida State University, where my father was also a professor in the Geophysical Fluids Dynamics Institute for many years. It felt like a homecoming and it was such a surreal experience to go back to the FAB building. There I met with amazing students and faculty in the art department. For anyone looking for a fully funded MFA complete with giant studios and a culturally rich community, FSU is your place.
The photo is of a student's stream-of-consciousness illustration of the lecture! Love this!
Terrific article about the Blue Star Contemporary exhibit!
This show features the Open Sessions 2 artists again! This time in Texas, and it's big...
Sprawling, complex, and interwoven, this evolving show at the Drawing Center included all 50-odd artists from Open Sessions. Power Exchange Unit was created in response to prompts from curators Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway.
Fascinating essay (albeit read through Google Translate) about the recent development of a 'future primitive' in contemporary art - "Structure For Ruining Paintings" is used as an example.
Ground breaking exhibition curated by Rock Huschka, chief curator and curator of contemporary and Northwest art at Tacoma Art Museum and Dr. Jonathan Katz, director of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo SUNY. There is a gorgeous catalog and I am very excited to be included in this historical show.
Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar is pleased to unite Seattle based Platform Gallery and UK basedPAPER Gallery for Sluice_Exchange Rates: an international exposition, Oct 23-26. Both galleries team up to present a collaborative exhibition for Norte Maar’s Schema Projects residency. The exhibition will be open from 12-6pm, Oct 23-26, with a special edition of Beat Niteon Fri, Oct 24, 6-10pm.
The exhibition Amalassunta testing. Osvaldo & Licini ten artists , conceived and curated by Christian Caliandro specifically for the Gallery of Contemporary Art "Osvaldo Licini" of Ascoli Piceno and organized by ArteContemporaneaPicena part of the project in Art Center , is geared to put dialogue in national and international artists - three Americans, an Austrian and six Italians - with the original figure of the painter Marches. This dialogue will be developed through an exhibition that, by reconfiguring the layout and the layout of the paintings in the gallery Licini, will build a visual narrative, a narrative made up of references to images, references, suggestions and story lines.
The Constance Saltonstall Foundation was created in 1995 and is a beautiful artist residency in the finger lake area of upstate New York. Artists are awarded amazing studios, apartments, and run of the foundation's 200 acre estate during month-long residencies.
The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere.
Platform Gallery presents new work by Patte Loper for her fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Long been interested in the interface between the natural and the constructed world, Patte begins her paintings by first creating models made from pieced-together scraps of found materials such as discarded cardboard, cloth, sticks, string and putty. She then makes observational paintings using the models as subjects for portraits.
Curated by Kaegan Sparks with work by: Ruta Butkute, Jessica Cannon, Maya Ciarrocchi, Elizabeth Duffy, Erin Dunn, Laurie Frick, Marina Gutierrez, Sarah Kabot, Jenn Kahn, Patte Loper, Sarada Rauch, Jaye Rhee, Alan Ruiz, Diana Shpungin, Abraham Storer, Kyoco Taniyama, Jeanne Verdoux, and Jenifer Wightman
January 17 – January 27, 2013
Opening Reception: January 17 from 6-8pm
55 Bethune Street @ Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Debra Baxter, Jaq Chartier, Lauren Grossman, Patte Loper, Kelly Mark, Melissa Pokorny, and Ariana Page Russell
November 29 to December 15, 2012, Artists’ Reception, First Thursday, December 6, 6 to 8PM
This fall, the Seattle Art Museum is hosting an unprecedented set of exhibitions and programs showcasing women artists. At the heart of this event is the landmark exhibitionElles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, on view at SAM Downtown through January 13, 2013. SAM is the only U.S. venue for this daring survey of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation by forward-thinking women artists. Platform Gallery is joining SAM in this celebration of great art by women with Elles : Platform, an exhibition focusing on the work of Platform artists Debra Baxter (sculpture), Jaq Chartier (painting), Lauren Grossman (sculpture), Patte Loper (painting), Kelly Mark (drawing), Melissa Pokorny (sculpture), and Ariana Page Russell (photography).
Location The Miami Project Pavilion is located at NE 29th Street and NE 1st Avenue.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Center Governor’s Island Residency
In 2010, LMCC transformed Building 110 on Governors Island, formerly a historic Army warehouse on the island’s northern shore, into a multi-use arts facility for the development and presentation of new work in the performing and visual arts. Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island houses 20 visual artist studios,
Residency dates: Wednesday, August 1 – Friday, December 14, 2012
Open Studio Events:
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30
From Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
Hisashi Kurachi, Nobuyuki Osaki, Noriyori Shirakawa
From School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Patte Loper, Michelle Samour, Jennifer Schmidt
A collaboration between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan, "Forms in Flux" is an exhibition of three artists from each respective institution whose work addresses concepts of transformation, and whose collective practices become newly recontextualized among their fellow exhibitors. "Forms in Flux" provides a meeting place for something new to be created from two geographically distant locations, and the transformative nature of each artist's work is heightened in the physical and artistic context of their foreign counterparts. Just as the collaboration itself has fluctuated from its inception, so does the work of these accomplished faculty members, whose work breaches communication, intuition and alteration.
This exhibition and all related events are free and open to the public.
Opening Reception: March 26, 6–8 pm
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, SMFA
Artist Talks: March 27, 5:30–7 pm
All participants discuss their work
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, SMFA
Patte Loper Still Point of the Returning World October 6 to November 19, 2011 Artist’s Reception, First Thursday, October 6, 6 to 8PM featuring a special performance by Brooklyn-based synthpop band U.V.A. at 7PM
Platform Gallery is pleased to present the work of Patte Loper in her third solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will include paintings on panel, works on paper, and some of the sculptures Patte made to star as model for the two-dimensional work.
Since 2004, Platform Gallery has exhibited challenging contemporary art including sculpture, painting, works on paper, photography and installations by artists from around the world. The exhibition space in located on the East Edge of historic Pioneer Square in the Tashiro-Kaplan arts complex at 114 Third Avenue South. Platform also exhibits in various art fairs including those in Miami, Portland, London, and Los Angeles.
An international working retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers situated in the rolling foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.