2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing  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"

This piece was created for the Drawing Center's Open Sessions program and was presented as part of a group exhibition in the Lab Space at the Drawing Center in November 2014, the piece was then recreated on a larger scale for the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in August 2015 as a part of the exhibition "Narrative Axis". Built in response to visionary architect Lebbeus Woods' posthumous 2013 exhibition at the Drawing Center, I inverted his practice of 'architecture as drawing' by initiating the building process without preliminary drawing or planning.

I further upended Woods' process by using the structure as a model for observational drawing. By highlighting observation's function as documenting the actual, my aim is to underscore Woods' exploration of ethics, human psychology, and the built form.

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing  Still from animated video
Getting Large Eye
2014
Still from animated video

This animation was imbedded into the structure at various points and at different sizes. Responding to the emphasis on visuality, as well as the bodily qualities of Woods' drawings, this animation, based on what can be seen through closed eyes during meditation, explores the relationship between human physiology and spiritual 'visions'.

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
Exhibition Shot, Open Sessions 2, The Lab, The Drawing Center

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing

A music stand with a blank pad of paper set in front of the piece. I visited the exhibition daily to draw, and left the drawings on a pre-set shelf in the structure (see previous image).

Visitors to the space were also invited to draw, a few examples of their work are below.

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus, a Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing  Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, MP3 player, animated video shown as a loop  approx.
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, installation shot, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
2015
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, MP3 player, animated video shown as a loop approx.
12' x 35' x 11'

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, installation shot

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, detail

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing, drawing in progress

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
Drawing by Visitor

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
Drawing by Visitor

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
Drawing by Visitor

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
Drawing by Multiple Visitors

Patte Loper 2014 - 2015 After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
Drawing by Visitor

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