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Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: Robyn Cooper

Art Exhibition, Art Exhibition, Event, Featured, Ongoing Event

Featuring the recent work of Adelphi Art Adjunct Faculty member and Alumna Robyn Cooper ’09. Reception is TBA.

To me, every object possesses a personality. I am interested in exploring: family, relationships, the idea of home, community, love, loneliness, isolation, humor, sadness, happiness, food, and gathering around the table. I make work about family. Each family member is a character. Each object I paint has a character. Common products I find in my mother’s cabinets are vehicles for my exploration of family dynamics.

As an observational painter I focus on the abstract moments, which exist within ordinary, recognizable forms. I search for luminosity, color, composition, repetition, and pattern in order to transform the products I find. I do not view these products as a bottle of ketchup, a juice pouch, or a bag of cookies, but rather as family members and representations of my personal relationships. A painting of three juice pouches lying down depicts the sleepovers my brother, cousin, and I would have growing up. As a photographer, I reveal the characters, relationships, and personalities in the paintings. It is my hope that the viewer feels invited to sit down at my table and join the conversation.


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