Jeffery Cooper, Introspection, 2013, Walnut wood and paint 18 (h) x 16 (w) x 14 (d)
Solo exhibition of recent wood sculptures by Jeffery Cooper.
About the Artists: Jeffery Cooper worked as a mathematician for 40 years before doing sculpture, but he does not attempt to use mathematically generated curves and shapes in his sculpture. Nevertheless the mathematical experience informs his work in an indirect fashion. He works in wood because it is always alive, always changing, through shrinking and expanding, darkening from light, and aging by weather when outdoors. Rather than carving in a single piece of wood, he usually forms a construction from many pieces, combining grains and figures in the wood. His sculptures are made to attract the eye and invite the viewer to look at details. The sculptures have associations beyond those of the physical object, but do not need extensive explanation. His work has been shown in local galleries and juried shows. cooperandhirshart.com
Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, April 3 from 7–9pm