A New Way North
Lyons Wier-Ortt Contemporary
October 2007

Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief
Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
June, 2006

This work investigates what it means to take a fleeting cultural moment, such as a film still or a photo from a magazine article and slow it down, analyze it, render it carefully, and to ultimately own it. Large-scale oil-on-paper paintings are carefully executed with imagined and richer detail than the source material, which include stills from the films North by Northwest and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. 

Also included are small graphite drawings based on photographs of work-in-progress by sculptors Robert Morris and Alan Saret. The resulting drawings become a document of the bricolage of irrational messiness and randomness-as-strategy. The stark images of these artists' sculptures in the state of construction share the drawing space with carefully rendered newborn baby fawns which soften the harshness of minimalism-in-the-making and brings the older artists' work back to nature.

Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief
Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil and acrylic on paper
Vann Damm House in Shadows
2007
Oil and acrylic on paper
50" x 60"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief graphite on paper
Detroit 1969 Concrete Pilings
2007
graphite on paper
20" x 32"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief graphite on paper
Detroit 1969: Interior
2006
graphite on paper
11" x 14"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief graphite on paper
Detroit 1969: Landscape
2006
graphite on paper
14" x 11"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief graphite on paper
Detroit 1969: Unpainted Objects
2006
graphite on paper
14" x 11"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief acrylic and oil on paper
Abandoned Film Set Circa 1977
2006
acrylic and oil on paper
62" x 50"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief  oil and acrylic on paper
Architecture Review 1978 (After The Shoot)
2006
oil and acrylic on paper
62" x 50"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief acrylic and oil on paper
When A Southerly Wind Blows
2006
acrylic and oil on paper
62" x 50"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil and acrylic on paper
We Had Peirced the Veneer of Outside Things and Scattered into a Diaspora of the Amazing
2007
Oil and acrylic on paper
64" x 100"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil and acrylic on paper
Glorious Predators of the Natural World
2007
Oil and acrylic on paper
50" x 60"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil and Acrylic on paper
Dibbets Lick
2006
Oil and Acrylic on paper
30" x 40"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil and acrylic on paper
In the Bedroom
2006
Oil and acrylic on paper
30" x 40"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief acrylic and oil on paper
Because the Figure is so Lonely Against the Ground
2007
acrylic and oil on paper
20" x 32"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief acrylic and oil on paper
Detroit 1969 Concrete Pilings
2007
acrylic and oil on paper
20" x 32"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief graphite on paper
Detroit 1969: Unpainted Object
2006
graphite on paper
14" x 11"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief
Detroit 1969: Interior, 2006, graphite on paper, 11" x 14"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief graphite on paper
Detroit 1969: Landscape
2006
graphite on paper
14" x 11"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil and acrylic on paper
Glorious Predators of the Natural World
2007
Oil and acrylic on paper
50" x 60"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Acrylic and oil on paper
An Implicit Statement on the Nature of Temporal Experience
2006
Acrylic and oil on paper
30" x 22"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil on canvas
Dibbets Lick
2006
Oil on canvas
30" x 40"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Oil on canvas
In the Bedroom
2006
Oil on canvas
30" x 40"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief oil and acrylic on paper
Architecture Review 1978 (After The Shoot)
2006
oil and acrylic on paper
62" x 50"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief acrylic and oil on paper
Abandoned Film Set Circa 1977
2006
acrylic and oil on paper
62" x 50"

Patte Loper Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief Acrylic and oil on paper
In the Neighbor's Yard
2006
Acrylic and oil on paper
20" x 24"