Cherried

Eleanor Harwood Gallery,  San Fransisco

2011

 

Cooper’s painting style somehow combines a little folk art and a little photorealism. There is a dichotomy of beauty and banality that seem to be her specialty, and her recent collages ratchet up the tension to sheer dissonance.  Pictures of erotic female figures cropped mostly around the torsos, and collaged entirely from drab textiles of a quality which look as though they were cut from the curtains of any one of a thousand or so different abandoned motels across the Midwest. The figure and the fabric combine or rather collide to make some kind of folk-American violence.  (Text by Edgar Bryan)

Back End

Ditch, fabric, adhesive, batting, thread

Gymnasts

Back Float

Tan Line

Nude Back

Cherried

Band Stand

Curtain