Thursday, August 26, 2010

2007/2008 WAP Winner Don Cooper

Don Cooper's This Moment as It is: A Connection to the Whole was the second of three exhibitions shown as part of the inaugural year of MOCA GA's Working Artist Project in 2008. Cooper has continued to work as a Georgia artist after completing his time as part of the WAP, showing his art in several locations across the state.

The Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery in Athens, GA opened its 2009-10 gallery season with Physical/Metaphysical, an exhibition which featured Cooper's paintings along with the work of two other artists. In 2009, Cooper also showed at the Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta in an exhibition entitled An Abundance of Color and received the Judith Alexander Artadia Award.

Beginning in 2009 through the start of of 2010, Cooper participated in an exhibition put together in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy called Everything and the Space Between Everything. The exhibition was shown both in the Atrium of the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and at Agnes Scott College.

Currently, Cooper's work may be seen at the Morris Museum in Augusta as part of Painters' Reel, which runs through September 26, 2010. The exhibition features work by ten of Georgia's most acclaimed contemporary artists. He will also have a solo exhibition at the Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta in September of this year.

Cooper is presently working on a new projected entitled Memory of South Vietnam: A Scout Dog Journal that will include photographs, film, and text.