‘Beyond Perception” a fine art exhibit by David Cook, presented by The Foundry
On May 3rd, 2013 I curated a show at The Foundry featuring a solo painting exhibition by David Cook.
As described by the artist, much of his imagery comes from natural or urban places. He is drawn to geometric shapes, structure and the play of color and light within this environment. His urban landscape paintings transcend our perception of landmark buildings by simplifying their structure. He likes working in gouache and allowing the medium to convey an opaque, flat appearance, emphasizing the two dimensions of paper or canvas. Using color triads, he works within a prismatic pallet to create a harmonious composition.
More about our artist:
David Cook received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Art from Cal State University, Bakersfield. Following two decades as an educator, his focus shifted dramatically. A lifelong learner, his extensive knowledge of art history, theory and philosophy support his passion for art. Recently he attended a graduate study workshop at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with renowned artist Stuart Shils. Cook’s studio work consists of classical drawing, abstract painting and contemporary rendering. He currently lives in the Kern River Valley with his wife and two daughters.
Artwork “Signs” by David Cook. Show postcard design by Shelley Juhl-O’Brien.