New Work / Current Exhibitions
Select Works / Patter Hellstrom, Arc Fine Arts curatorial project / Vedder Price
San Francisco headquarters - California / June - September 2014
Hellstrom's work at ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco's tech corridor
“Isolated brush movements executed with mudra-like precision give physical expression to an inner state of being, offering a platform to investigate the dichotomy between thought and emotion. That curious space is ripe with a complexity. The alchemy of how experience is lived out dwells in the constancy of change despite our desire for permanence. Composed of energy emotions flow like water, mixing with our consciousness likened to pigment. Together they create a vivid flow of energy, both deeply felt and ever changing. Balance is reached in my work as structural lines are held despite insistent disruptions, speaking to stability within chaos. A seamless method of applying ink with unlikely brushes to a slick surface records the ephemeral moment or spark of experience. Focus turns to the shaped pieces which encapsulate the flow of emotion, releasing the gesture from its' format." PH
"Some top notch art is coming in and we are seeking more of the same caliber. Jury session #1 reviewed pieces from 40 artists, including: Hung Liu, Jock Sturges, Jylian Gustlin, Ken Probst, Beka Brayer, Fernando Reyes, and Patter Hellstrom.
ArtMRKT advertising / see Hellstrom's BOOM used as primary image
Unique Multiples are one time prints of Hellstrom's work on a metal, face mounted plexi and a metal-like film. All methods allow the piece to change with lighting conditions. CLASH (right) is seen in the 16" x 20" size printed on metal with a one inch back frame floating the image off the wall. This new format can be printed up to 58" x 58". Below Hecate's Broom was created for Nuance in a mural-sized diptych to grace their conference room.
Hellstrom + Design
Poliform exhibited Hellstrom's Twin Impulses 48" x 72" in the opening of their Applegate Tran showroom at the SF Design Center.
Twin Impulses was also featured in the HGTV article in Front Door with collaborating partners CLIMB and ArtHaus.
Hellstrom's diptych Twin Impluses used in innovative CLIMB + ArtHaus collaboration depicted in HGTV's magazine Front Door
GRIEF PATH: an installation at CIIS - FILM OF PROJECT
CURATORIAL + WRITING
Co-curated and managed by Patter Hellstrom Visual Art the show is filled with fantastic connections between traditional and contemporary subject matter and styles. The Ethnic Art Foundation shares the amazing work throughout the United States. California State University / Fresno opened the tour in the Fall of 2012. New Delhi India hosted in the winter, then the exhibition opened Fall 2013 at the Chazen Museum in Madison Wisconsin. Listen to a WI Public Radio interview with the museum director on the show. January - March 2014 takes the tour to Syracuse University in New York.
“Over the past several decades, the artists of the Mithila communities have produced an astonishingly brilliant body of works on paper, drawing on their centuries old iconographic traditions and techniques as well as evolving new imagery and approaches that reflect global transformations. I have rarely encountered such a highly concentrated number of exceptionally gifted artists. They are a treasure!”
Shaped Paintings (8)Shaped collages and installations were begun on the polypropylene film in 2011. Exploring the properties of polypropylene and acrylic ink, these works delve into the dark beauty of disruptions encountered in daily life.
2012 Commissions (4)2012 Commissions include a 10 foot x 3 foot acrylic ink painting on polypropylene for a private collector in San Francisco entitled, "Heaven, Earth and Passion". Grief Path at CIIS, an urban San Francisco university commissioned an installation by Hellstrom for their gallery over for the first semester of the 2012 academic year. French filmmaker, Cedric Pilard created a short documentary about the making the piece.
Panel paintings back-mounted on acrylic sheets showcase large-scale work by Patter Hellstrom. Color and gesture appear to float with calligraphic style incorporating expressive qualities and fluid color. Works are available through galleries and art dealers in Chicago, San Francisco, LA and London.
Midsize works in acrylic ink on polypropylene - a technique discovered in 2007 and unveiled in "Navigating Expression" at Masterworks Institute for Works on Paper Gallery in San Francisco. These gestural contemporary pieces sized at 20" x 26" have been shown widely and collected by museums and private collectors on the West Coast. Lennar Urban also showcased these pieces as a contemporary design in downtown San Francisco penthouses.
Intimate pieces incorporate themes such as exploration of emotional landscapes, eclipses, and global turbulence. These compact pieces act as road maps for the large and mural sized work, as the artist explores new methods in her practice.
2010 October Patter created FLOWER MANDALA at the Unilever campus in Trumbull CT. The Mandala was created in concentric circles of 500 individually placed fresh flowers. This mindful work was dedicated to recognizing beauty and compassion. Installations created with natural materials such as flowers, tumbled glass and rock, connect interior thoughts on interdependence and impermanence to the larger natural world. See more in PROJECTS.