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The Cooper Gallery’s inaugural summer exhibition, THE WOVEN ARC
June 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pmfree
Inspired by and featuring recent acquisitions to the Cooper Gallery’s permanent collection, as well as loaned items from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, THE WOVEN ARC features a selection of sculptures, paintings, conceptual art pieces, print works, video and legacy textiles by a coterie of international artists that creates a colorful visual dialogue within the space. Central to the exhibition are pieces from the Gallery’s collection: a towering “Soundsuit” from visual and performance artist Nick Cave; “Six by Six,” a painting by mixed-media artist Peter Sacks from his “Aftermath” series; and a stunning “Food Faerie” sculpture by contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare. Works by El Anatsui, Grace Ndiritu, Glenn Ligon, Lina Iris Viktor and others both activate–and find kinship with–traditional African textiles and wearable items from the 19th and 20th centuries. Curated by Cooper Gallery Director Vera Ingrid Grant.
For more information, visit the Cooper Gallery website at CooperGalleryHC.org.
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