don cooper | the tipping point and neutral gray no. 6 

Press Release

FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 16, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 1, 2019, 7 - 9 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 2 p.m.

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce the latest body of work from celebrated painter Don Cooper. Cooper’s exploratory practice has led him from figurative painting to abstract work. As he says, “I’m looking for something I’ve never seen before, something described by its difference.” The Tipping Point and Neutral Gray No. 6 is a show comprised of evidence of this search. The work that immediately predates this exhibition explored the fire and heat of creative passion through the shape of the triangle. Cooper’s new paintings have become less specific. By stretching and distorting the triangular shape while attempting to retain the energy of the three-sided image, Cooper creates work that looks for meaning in imbalance.

D O N  C O O P E R has lived and worked in Atlanta since 1976. He has been awarded fellowships from the Fullbright Program, SECCA 7, The Southern Arts Federation, CGR, and Awards in the Visual Arts. In 2004, Cooper was one of six Georgia artists to be included in the MOCA GA exhibition Transitions II, curated by Karen Comer Lowe. He is one of three winners of the inaugural 2007 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant. He was awarded the Judith Alexander Artadia Award in 2009. Solo exhibitions include Phyllis Weil Gallery, New York, NY; Olivier Gallery, National Theater, London; J Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, IL; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA; Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC; City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA; Group Exhibitions include Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Phyllis Weil Gallery, New York, NY; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; Minneapolis Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Alternative Museum, New York, NY; Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY; Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Selected Collections include Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; Bell South; Coca-Cola; Georgia Power Company; Prudential Insurance Company and Hospital Corporation of America.