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Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: Robyn Cooper

Ongoing Event, Art Exhibition, Featured, Community Events

Featuring the recent work of Adelphi Art and Art History adjunct faculty member and alumna Robyn Cooper ’09. 

Opening celebration is Saturday, June 24, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Artist’s Statement

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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