Solo Show: Glass, February 15th-March 29th, 2014

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Alika Cooper, Cherried, solo show, Sept. 17th - Oct. 29th ’11

Alika Cooper Glass, February 15th- March 29th, ‘14

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About Glass

Alika Cooper returns to the gallery with a second solo show of paintings made of collaged fabric. Appropriating imagery from photographers who range from Irving Penn to Ellen Auerbach, the paintings use an innovative layering technique to move between abstraction and figuration in a way that simultaneously addresses the histories of painting and photography. Cooper deconstructs depictions of women in the art historical and fashion canons to analyze not only archetypal modes and representations of femininity, but larger ideas of perception as well. Her newest work examines the modernist fundamentals of image making, working with gradients of tone in grayscale, the color range essential to depicting depth and volume in black and white imagery. Cooper’s choice to use only readymade 'fade' pattern fabric allows her to work like a photographer to adjust images through light and contrast. She manipulates her collages like a mirror or camera lens, zooming in and out the imagery to offer different perspectives. For the duration of the exhibition, the room will be painted entirely in grayscale, adding an immersive layer to the work and its graphic foregrounding of the female body.

About the Artist

Alika Cooper was born in 1979 in Guam, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from California College of the Arts and has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY; MULHERIN, Toronto, Canada; and  Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA; among others as well as group exhibitions including ACME., Los Angeles, CA; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA; Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY; and The Torrance Art Museum, CA. Her work is held in several private and public collections.

Press for Glass

Art Openings: Photorealism, Female Bodies, and More Intriguing Works | 7x7.pdf


Alika Cooper

Project Space solo show: Glass