Currently on view at Platform Gallery in Seattle’s Pioneer Square is the exhibition A Peculiar Brightness in the Sky, new works by artists Patte Loper. The artist uses historical accounts of discover in Antarctica as a framework for her drawings in her second solo exhibition with Platform. Impromptu huts and primitive exploration equipment are used to convey a sense of desperation along side a emotional rapture as these uncharted lands are discovered. The artist also uses the landscape as a metaphor for personal and emotive states, “hostile, empty, beautiful.” Loper is a MFA graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include A New Way North at Lyonswier Ortt Contemporary in New York City, Octet at Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, and Monster Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.