Sandler Hudson Gallery presents Atlanta artist Don Cooper’s solo exhibition entitled “E-8?” This show takes Cooper’s ritualistic and meditative paintings of time and space to a larger scale and introduces new surfaces and media. The watercolors are on 37″ x 54″ hand made Indian paper painted with pigment made from stones such as jade, turquoise and lapis lazuli. The paintings reflect concepts such as “the theory of everything” and visually bare a resemblance to the recent mathematical structure E8.
Don Cooper was born in Texas, but grew up in Georgia and has lived in Atlanta since 1976. His art has been inspired by travels in the US, Britain, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Vietnam, Thailand, India and China. Cooper has been awarded fellowships from the Fulbright Program, SECCA 7, the Southern Arts Federation, CGR and Awards in the Visual Arts. To date, Cooper’s work has been in over 30 solo exhibitions and 65 regional and international group exhibitions. 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 was a part time instructor at the Atlanta College of Art for many years and is a gardener, cyclist and dreamer. The artist is one of three winners of the inaugural 2007 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant and he was also awarded the Judith Alexander Artadia Award in 2009.
Through October 16th.