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Diana Cooper's exhibition presents a series of new wall based mixed media works, her unique take on expanding the format of drawings on paper. Known for dense layering and spatial constructions, in this show Cooper often incorporates her own photographs as building elements - an organic representational departure point leading towards geometric meanders and viral dissemination of lines. Even though essentially abstract, Cooper's works suggest a process of growth and accumulation, narrative of cause and effect in which apparent chaos and randomness develops inherent logic, or conversely, orderly structures turn paradoxical.
This exhibition is concurrent with Cooper's large scale installation in "Burgeoning Geometries, Constructed Abstractions," on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria up through March 4, 2007. A large mid-career survey show of Cooper's work curated by Margo Crutchfield is planned for September 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Cleveland) in Ohio.
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