I’m pleased to have work in Cooper Cole’s group show As A Body, curated by Kari Cwynar and opening tonight in Toronto! If you are able, please do stop by the opening: Cooper Cole, 1161 Dundas Street West
Toronto, 6 - 9. The show runs through September 6th.
Think of the skin as interface between bodies, between real and material bodies. Bodies as surfaces but not without voice. What is the feeling of being a body? A body that processes, feels line and colour. Walking down a hot street, or looking at Matisse’s odalisques with cold, dead stares. Consider flesh rendered in oil paint as the ultimate fetish. There are tropes and there is the real texture of life. Paint, leather and language conjure skin, composing and de-composing subjectivities. Sweating is distribution, painting is note-taking, sculpture is gesture itself, bleach eats into fabric that moves in a nude breeze.
COOPER COLE is pleased to present As a Body, an exhibition that insists on the physical presence of the body, painting from life with all of its inconsistencies, unedited fragments and mutual dependencies. The exhibition, curated by Kari Cwynar, features recent work by seven artists: Mira Dancy, Olivia Dunbar, Allison Katz, Lauren Luloff, Jenine Marsh, Jody Rogac and Camilla Wills.