La Jolla, CA, February 2017 - Monarch | Arredon Contemporary is delighted to bring you Dancing Shadows, a collaborative exhibition by father and daughter artists RANDY and CAROL K COOPER featuring twenty-five of their unique Shadow Sculptures. The exhibition will open with an artists’ reception from 4-7pm at Monarch | Arredon Contemporary.
Randy began his artistic career working in clay, artificial stone, and bronze, but he wanted a medium that he could call uniquely his own, a medium that did not depend upon an outside facility like a foundry for crucial steps. In 1993, in Santa Fe New Mexico, Cooper used a wire mesh to create his first piece, a portrait of a Native American and the shadow it cast on the wall mesmerized him immediately.
Desert Dancer is the centerpiece of Carol K Cooper’s exciting new dancer collection presented for the first time in its entirety! The stunning grace, dynamic lines and innovative setting of this sculpture demonstrate Carol’s 20 years developing her unique style and validate her innovative mastery of the wire mesh. You must see Desert Dancer in person to appreciate fully the magnitude of this award-winning artist’s achievement.
The Coopers introduce us to a new world filled with beauty in motion. Their sculptures not only draw you in, they ignite your imagination with the stunning shadows that they cast. These shadows create a multi-dimensional quality that breathes life into each sculpture. All the Coopers’ Shadow Sculptures are hand made using hand tools and techniques they have created.
The Coopers’ Shadow Sculptures grace collections all over the world. The artists have gallery exhibitions and representation in such major art cities as New York City, Paris, London, Stockholm, Venice, Tel Aviv, and La Jolla. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has three of their sculptures that simulate the skin of the fossilized skeletons of three different extinct marine mammals on permanent exhibit. The Coopers live and work in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Come meet Randy and Carol and watch them make Shadow Sculptures before your eyes and enjoy seeing some of their work. Dancing Shadows will be on display at Monarch | Arredon Contemporary from March 11th to April 22nd, 2017.