New Work / Current Exhibitions
CONTEMPORARIES / Rotating works by Gallery + Guest Artists
Grace (right ) 30" x 60" in upcoming ArtHaus Pop Up exhibition and PUSH (left) 30" x 60" on view in THE FINE ART OF DESIGN: INSPIRATION TO INSTALLATION Presented by ArtHaus and Coupar Consulting November 2014
SELECT WORKS: Patter Hellstrom, Arc Fine Arts curatorial project
Vedder Price San Francisco headquarters - California / Installation photos by Mido Lee Productions
"Hellstrom’s abstract and prismatic works invoke the beauty of calligraphic brush painting. Through acrylic ink and a slick polypropylene surface, Hellstrom unlocks a current of color and emotion as she walks the tight rope between balance and chaos.... Catalog essay Michael Yochum
Recent commission project
NEW Unique Multiples
Unique Multiples are one time prints of Hellstrom's work on a metal, face mounted plexi and metal-like film. The substrates allow the piece to change with lighting conditions. CLASH (left) is printed on metal with a one inch back frame floating the image off the wall. This format can be printed up to 58" x 58". Above 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
Installation + Film
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!” Lawrence Rinder, Director Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive._____________________________________________________________________________________
Shaped Paintings (7)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.
Commissions (8)Commissions include recent large scale-works installed in semi-public condo lobby in 2014, and 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. Lennar Urban also showcased these pieces in their San Francisco penthouse projects.
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.