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Breaking Through 30" x 60" acrylic ink on polypropylene

 

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

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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 

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Recent commission project

Hellstrom's Dreams Together (above) installed in a luxe San Francisco lobby though a project with ArtHaus Gallery. Embracing Summer 60" x 38" commissioned work in lobby space

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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.

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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

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Installation + Film 

Grief Path Under comsideration for a CODAvideo Awards with 189 entries from 19 countries. Jurors are scoring videos and will showcase them on CODAworx for public voting. Winners will be announced at SOFA Chicago on Friday, November 7, at the Winners Premiere.  All winning videos will be shown for the three-day duration of the show for all 30,000+ attendees to view.

Bay Area-based artist Patter Hellstrom traced the last four years of her life, marked by significant personal losses of some of those closest to her. Informed by her own Judeo-Christian upbringing balanced against a deep interest in Buddhist principles, the artist maps the psychological, cognitive, and emotional dimensions of grief through time. What are the navigational tools on a grief path? The gestural paint applied over the rationalized pencil grid reflects the emotional immediacy of each moment, and letting go of cultural expectations around each loss resulted in moments of grace and acceptance.

 

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 CURATORIAL + WRITING

MITHILA PAINTING: The Evolution of an Art Form

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.  

2014 exhibition at Syracuse University

 “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._____________________________________________________________________________________