How to Stay Alive in the Woods
Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA , June 20 - July 27, 2013


Untitled Worktable, exhibited as part of How to Stay Alive in the Woods, Is made from a process of damage and repair in which the object's experiential history is part of the work. The result can be seen as exploring the role the body plays in shaping the mind, a thought map of embodied cognition in which the viewer is invited to participate in its sense of unresolved not-knowing. It also considers the "work" of art - that of trying to put forth desires, or wishes to the universe.

Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)
Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture) 2013
How to Stay Alive in the Woods
Platform Gallery
2013

Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)
Installation Shot, Platform Gallery
2013

The observational painting, "Welcome, Ghosts" behind "Worktable", the structure that served as its model.

Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture) oil on canvas
Welcome, Ghosts
2013
oil on canvas
36" x 48"

Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture) Cardboard, wood, putty, paint, duct tape, dedicated Ipod Nanos and speakers
Worktable (A Plea for Better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)
2013
Cardboard, wood, putty, paint, duct tape, dedicated Ipod Nanos and speakers
2.5 x 5 x 4 feet

Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture) oil on canvas
But My Heart is Wild and My Bones are Steel
2013
oil on canvas
36" x 48"

Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture) oil on canvas
It is Difficult to Teach Bones
2013
oil on canvas
36" x 48"

Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)


Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)


Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)
Detail showing the animation "Susan" imbedded in the larger piece, "Worktable"

Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)


Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)


Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)


Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)


Patte Loper Untitled Worktable (A Plea for better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)