Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014
Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014
Installation view: Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College
2014

The work in this show includes paintings and site-specific multimedia work comprised of drawing, video, and sculptural elements. In a shift from previous work, the scuplture has become the dominant element, with the paintings acting as backdrops or props for other works. Using automatic building techniques, this work responds to the natural environment of Ithaca and the surrounding landscape as a point of departure, moving from hidden waterways and deeply-wooded terrain to manicured gardens and agricultural land. Because the work is generated intuitively, using techniques of Surrealist automatism as a guiding principle, the work often takes unexpected turns and explores the intersecting terrains of landscape, utopian architecture, and bodily organism. This show was created with the generous support of he School of the Museum of fine Arts, Boston, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and Ithaca College.

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014 Cardboard, found material, wood, plastic, paint, oil on canvas
Structure For Ruining Paintings
2014
Cardboard, found material, wood, plastic, paint, oil on canvas
100" x 200" x90"

This was constructed onsite and designed to channel paint through conduits to spill onto landscape oil paintings.

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014
Structure For Ruining Paintings, detail

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014
Structure For Ruining Paintings, detail

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014
Installation view: Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014 Animated video, iPod, balsa wood, foam core, cardboard, paint
"Gilles" imbedded in "We Are All Only As Old As Each Other"
2012-2014
Animated video, iPod, balsa wood, foam core, cardboard, paint
detail

Description: This video is based on footage of Gilles Deleuze discussing the Armenian Genocide in 1915. The sound of Deleuze's voice in this video has been replaced by the mournful sound of whale song, with the intention of opening up a broader idea of loss, but still related with the same urgency that Deleuze conveyed in the original video.


Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014
Installation view: Your Margins, Your Rivers, Your Diminutive Villages
2014

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014 Animated video, iPod Nano, foam core, cardboard, paint
"Susan" Imbedded into "Prototype For New Head"
2013-2014
Animated video, iPod Nano, foam core, cardboard, paint

Description: This video is based on footage of Susan Sontag speaking with a group of young women at a college and in the clip animated here Sontag says: "I think that a good life includes, now and then, as often as you can, stepping out of your own life and your own concerns and doing something for other people. I think that a selfish life isn't a very good life, so…".

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014 Oil on canvas
The Weft of Things Unseen
2013
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014 Oil on canvas
From L to R: Untitled Painting, The Weft of Things Unseen, Untitled Painting
2013-2014
Oil on canvas
24" x 30", 30" x 24", 24" x 20"

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014 Oil on canvas
You Swallowed Everything, Like Distance
2013
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014
Installation view: "Prototype For New Head II" in foreground, "At the Residency", background
2013-2014

Patte Loper Your Rivers, Your Margins, Your Diminutive Villages 2014 Oil paint on canvas, carboard, wood, tape, latex house paint
At the Residency, detail
2013-2014
Oil paint on canvas, carboard, wood, tape, latex house paint

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