New Work / Current Exhibitions
Hellstrom nominated for L'Oreal Women of Worth award by the Ethnic Arts Foundation
LIM GALLERY | San Francisco Dynamic Color Hellstrom . Hankins . McPherson
closing June 30, 2013 See gallery installation pictures
LIM GALLERY | San Francisco CURRENTS: Patter Hellstrom July 5th - August 31st
At long last the first shaped paintings and shaped collages of acrylic ink on polypropylene will be on view. This important development in Hellstrom's work puts a plexi glass face on the shaped body. Presenting a fresh look, the plexi glass amplifies the inks' color, iridescence and subtle texture. Shaped paintings break free of the rectangular format with flowing movement.
Located at the base of Potrero Hill in the Design Center at the corner of 16th Street and Rhode Island, LIMGallery is an innovative event-based space. Determined to suit a lifestyle occupied with art, tech, design, and culture in San Francisco, Lim Gallery serves as a meeting place for the city’s most influential artists, tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thinkers, all of whom have helped redefine what it means to live, work, and thrive in the digital world.
The space is open for private events and by appointment (+1 415.278.9703)
Headquarters exhibits Patter Hellstrom Spring 2013
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See Patter's work at ArtHaus Gallery in SanFrancisco's tech corridor
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 will share this amazing work throughout the United States for two years. California State University / Fresno opened the tour in October 2012. Galleries and museums are booking this exhibition through the end of 2014. The exhibition is leaving the US for a brief show in New Delhi, India mid January. Contact Paul Aaronson, exhibition manager (email@example.com) for more information.
“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 (8)2011 Summer these collages and installations were begun by 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.