My work is an accumulation of historical references, personal memories, collective thinking, ancient wells and futuristic projections mixed with a sensual awareness. I ponder the tactile and the ephemeral. I toil with the artificial and the natural. I play with invisible slivers and the massive weights. I translate pauses of silence and echos of the fluid roar. My materials are often dried and broken twigs, discarded clothing, working pieces of technology and various configurations of metal. Sometimes I am like the voyeaur noticing and capturing a glimpse of the forces that besiege us, other times I am the thinker, the researcher, the sorter, the laborer, the doer, the artisan and the director. My objective is to capture and portray a contemporary moment in time.
Born: New York City www.cooperartstudio.com Site-Specific Installations (*Awards) 2006 * “PLAY GROUND”, Chashama Window Gallery, W. 37th Street; NY, NY 2005 * “EarthWorks Now, International Biennial 2005”, Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, CA 2003 “Between the Trees” 4 Site Specific Installations, Smith Castle, Wickford, RI Selected Exhibitions 2002 *“Two Person National Exhibition” “Surface Undulations of Dislocation” Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona; Juror: Kristy Edmunds, PICA 2004 “Pareidolia”, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA; Curator & Juror, Eleanor Antin.
Drawing Conclusions”Islip Art Museum, Islip New York. 2003 “Space Invaders: Six Installation Artists”, University Art Gallery Center for the Perrforming and Fine Arts, Indiana State University Gallery, Terre Haute. 2002 ““Arts on The River”; Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, Georgia. Juror, Francesco Bonami