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Upcoming Suyama Space artist Patte Loper at Platform Gallery

Upcoming Suyama Space artist Patte Loper at Platform Gallery

Opening on May 5 at Platform Gallery, ‘From There to Here, or How to Let a Peculiar Still Point and Brightness in the Woods Ease Our Grief (While Seeking Higher Ground in the Sky) ’ by upcoming Suyama Space artist Patte Loper. On display at Platform May 5 to June 11, 2016, the artist reception is First Thursday, May 5 from 6 - 8 PM.

Platform Gallery is pleased to present a selection of paintings and drawings by Patte Loper from the four solo exhibitions she mounted at the Gallery over ten years. The work comes from the following shows:
Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief (2006)
A Peculiar Brightness in the Sky (2008)
Still Point in a Returning World (2011)
How to Stay Alive in the Woods (2013)

A catalog that includes images of all the works from each of the shows as well as an essay by Rock Hushka, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA) will also be available. This exhibition is in conjunction with Patteā€™s installation at Suyama Space which is on view May 20 to August 19, titled Seeking Higher Ground.

Patte Loper is a painter who experiments with sculpture and video. She was born in Colorado and grew up in Tallahassee, FL, a subtropical college town where she first developed an appreciation for the ways nature and culture can overlap. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and Boston, MA, where she is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

IMAGES: They Eat Each Other, Thinking They Are Eating Leaves (I) and (II) 2012, oil on panel (I) and canvas (II), 24 x 20 inches each, private collection