Coastal

Opening reception: Friday August 10 2018, 6-8pm

COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Rachel Eulena Williams. This marks the artists first solo exhibition with the gallery.

This new body of work is titled Coastal, and highlights an ever present inspiration in the ocean. Bringing together the evolution of a painting process that can similarly be defined as point where two worlds meet. The serial works on display are connected by color and technique rather than size. Allowing the visual vocabulary to expand into painting, sculpture and the place in between, a handcrafted painting.

Expanding on an overall approach that challenges the physical notion of a painting by giving an alternate approach to how canvas is handled. This body of work revisits both the traditional painting, with works on the square. Along with shallow depth sculpture that can be viewed in the round. Hammocks are a new introduction and are similarly destroyed, to then morph with line and color into abstract art object.

Rachel Eulena Williams (b. 1991, Miami, USA) received a B.F.A. from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York in 2013. Her work has been exhibited at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Ceysson & Bénétière, Derek Eller Gallery, New York; The Journal Gallery, Greenpoint Hill, Brooklyn; Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton; Mass Gallery, Austin; SomeTime Salon, San Francisco; USA; Ceysson & Bénétière, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Rachel Eulena Williams currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Artworks

Rachel Eulena Williams

She walks he flys

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She walks he flys, 2017

Acrylic on canvas and rope

15" X 13"
38.1cm X 33.02cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Untitled Drawing 3

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Untitled Drawing 3, 2017

Acrylic, and colored pencil on paper

15" X 12"
38.1cm X 30.48cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Untitled Drawing 4

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Untitled Drawing 4, 2017

Acrylic, and colored pencil on paper

15" X 12"
38.1cm X 30.48cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Tan World

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Tan World, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and cotton rope

54" X 44"
137.16cm X 111.76cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Up from the center

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Up from the center, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA, cotton rope, wood, metal

70" X 60"
177.8cm X 152.4cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Be Here Still

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Be Here Still, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA, cotton rope, wood, metal

70" X 60"
177.8cm X 152.4cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Breaking Rhythms

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Breaking Rhythms, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA and cotton rope on wood panel

28" X 23"
71.12cm X 58.42cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Forward

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Forward, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and cotton rope

30" X 31"
76.2cm X 78.74cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Rolling Kites

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Rolling Kites, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and cotton rope

35" X 50"
88.9cm X 127cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Inside Out

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Inside Out

Acrylic, flashe, and PVA on canvas and mixed rope

35" X 45"
88.9cm X 114.3cm

Rachel Eulena Williams

Blue Borders

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Blue Borders, 2018

Acrylic, flashe, PVA, and cotton rope on wood panel

33" X 26"
83.82cm X 66.04cm