New Work / Current Exhibitions
ArtHaus Gallery Circle Back (left) 40" x 26" acrylic ink on polypropylene mounted on plexi back framed to float on the wall is featured in the Fall exhibition at ArtHaus
ART ON PAPER
A Rotating Exhibition of paper-related works by ArtHaus Gallery and Guest Artists: Adam Kurtzman, Marc Lambrechts, Rex Ray, Serena Bocchino, Jan Blythe and Patter Hellstrom
Hellstrom + Design
Poliform San Francisco is the exclusive West Coast representative for Poliform, the Italian design collection. See Hellstrom's Twin Impulses (48" x 72" acrylic ink on polypropylene mounted on plexi) featured in that 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
Headquarters exhibits Patter Hellstrom Spring 2013
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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 for two years. California State University / Fresno opened the tour in the Fall of 2012. Returning from a brief stay through the Winter of 2013 in New Delhi India, the exhibition opened this Fall at the Chazen Museum in Madison Wisconsin. Listen to a WI Public Radio interview with the museum director on the show. January 2014 takes the tour to Syracuse University in New York after which a number of the pieces will go into the perment collection of the CHazen Museum. With the exhibition referfreshed in the Spring of 2014, exhibition manager Paul Aaronson (email@example.com) will continue booking the show the next two years.
Shaped Paintings (8)2011 Summer shaped collages and installations were begun, 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 used by Lennar Urban to showcase penthouses in downtown San Francisco and exhibited in galleries in San Francisco and LA.
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.