Bert Green Fine Art presents Helen Maurene Cooper Other Waters: the Aquatic Valley In the Project Room: Laurie Hassold Flutter and Crawl
September 10 - October 29 2016
Artist’s Talk by Helen Maurene Cooper Saturday October 29 at 4 pm
Bert Green Fine Art 8 S Michigan Ave Suite 620, Chicago IL 60603 312-434-7544, Twitter @bgfa, Instagram @bertgreenfineart http://bgfa.us
Gallery Hours By appointment Monday-Saturday, Friday and Saturday 12-5. Free Admission.
Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present our second show of the work of Chicago-based photographer Helen Maurene Cooper, and our third show by Southern California-based sculptor Laurie Hassold.
Helen Maurene Cooper is a photographer who engages cultures and communities of women to find the intersection of race, class, and feminism. The subject of her current work is the people of the central gulf coast of Florida and the local community near the location of the historic Weeki Wachee Mermaid show. Like her past series about Chicago nail and prom cultures, Cooper has isolated specific currents of localized human behavior that reveal deep truths about our nature as socialized beings.
Laurie Hassold makes sculptures that she presents to the world as possible "future fossils"; remnants of what could be and might well be a result of the impact of our species on the planet. Fully speculative yet imbued with a reverence for Nature and its brutal force, these creatures are amoral and magnificent.