Patter Hellstrom Visual Art
Curatorial Practice San Francisco / New York
Patter Hellstrom continues to build her diverse curatorial practice with the presentation of MITHILA PAINTING: The Evolution of an Art Form. This show co-curated by Hellstrom with David Szanton of the Ethnic Art Foundation chronicles the growth of the Mithila style in that region of Bihar, India. Twenty miles from the Nepal boarder in remote villages, young artists create works steeped in tradition but with contemporary themes revealing knowledge of the wider global community. This show will travel to University galleries and museums over the next two years, sharing the unique insights of these remarkable artists. Contact Paul S. Aaronson, exhibition manager for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 2002 - 2010 Patter partnered with Peter Zirnis in Hellstrom+Zirnis LLC. They placed art in hotels, corporate spaces, galleries and other art venues. Patter also has worked with developers on commissioned site-specific public art in mixed-use communities.
ENDORSEMENT: "We have worked with Patter and Peter since 2002 on a dozen art-related projects in lobbies, galleries, hotels and outdoor sites. In every case, in every medium, their curatorial skills have been superb. They never fail to develop attractive and intelligent artistic options that work within the context, goals and budget for the project."
David G. Thom, PE
ABOUT: As a curator, Patter Hellstrom provides artistic leadership, integrating thoughtful works of art into client centered projects. The art put forward is drawn from a talented pool of emerging, regional and national artists. Through studios visits, exhibitions, art fairs and galleries Patter finds hidden treasures. To keep in touch with trends in contemporary art follow Patter's blog posts which explore art fairs and events of note in the art world.
Hotel as Art Gallery : Article from the NYTImes
Hellstrom+Zirnis LLC was successful in implementing a collaborative concept at the Westin Hotel Jersey City. There were over 70 original artworks were installed in the public spaces and a commissioned mobile created.
Renewal hanging over the entryway has become the signature piece of that collection. Renewal reflects one of the core brand concepts of Westin. The leaf motif shows up in things as subtle as the soaps in the guest rooms.