“Wendy Cooper: Transitions Spaces Series 11.3,” opens October 21, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. November 4, with a gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through December 11, 2011.
The photographs in this exhibit celebrate quiet moments. The artist, Wendy Cooper,
has captured them as a rebellion against and escape from the bombardment of media
culture. The images are metaphors for the juncture, or the synapse, in between a mental,
physical or real world and that of a virtual, imaginary or remembered and dream world.
The representation of these opposites through the fleeting aspects of light and shadow
and the fluid aspects of water express Cooper's feeling of being in between the polarities
Wendy Cooper has a master of fine arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design (2008), Savannah, Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Engineering Technology Department at Southeast Missouri State University.
Cooper maintains an active exhibition record of group, juried and invitational exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include Shoot’n Southern: Women Photographers, Past and Present, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama; Ocean Blue: Paintings and Photographs by John Olenyik and Wendy Cooper, 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery; In Between, 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery, Savannah, Georgia; The Extended Moment, DeSoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA; Breaking Glass: Contemporary Photography, Town Center Fine Art, Watkinsville, GA; and the14th Annual Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA. She has received numerous awards and commissions for her work including the 2008 Competition Winner in The Photo Review and a third place, Image08, the annual photo contest hosted by the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.
The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours: Tues.-Fri.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends: 1-4 p.m. Museum closed November 24-27. For additional information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (573) 651-2260.