A Complete Change Of Form Into A More Beautiful Or Spiritual State

COOPER COLE is pleased to present A Complete Change Of Form Into A More Beautiful Or Spiritual State, a group exhibition curated by Timothy Yanick Hunter. This exhibition continues the gallery’s commitment to offering a platform for emerging curatorial practices. Participating artists include Timothy Yanick Hunter, Eileen Isagon Skyers, Eve Tagny, Qualeasha Wood, and Curtia Wright.

This exhibition is symbolic of the intersection between the digital plane and spiritual practice, both can be characterized by their ephemeral abstractness. A Complete Change Of Form Into A More Beautiful Or Spiritual State investigates varying ideas surrounding identity, memory, and the transformation of self. Together these artists explore the phenomenon of technological convergence – in this case, a phenomenon where transcendental spaces and ritual meet digital space and practice. The term transfiguration is defined as a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state. The works in this exhibition navigate ideas within religion, spirituality, digital space, and the internet as technologies of self realization. How do concepts of memory & identity parallel each other? Each artist in A Complete Change Of Form Into A More Beautiful Or Spiritual State identifies a step in this process by questioning the states of being to which we aspire, asking how much control do we have over our states of being, what ways they can be manufactured and manipulated, and what ways do we gain control.

“Convergence is a deep integration of knowledge, tools, and all relevant activities of human activity for a common goal, to allow society to answer new questions to change the respective physical or social ecosystem. Such changes in the respective ecosystem open new trends, pathways, and opportunities in the following divergent phase of the process” – Roco, 2002 [1], Bainbridge and Roco, 2016 [2]

“…The Internet is a place that fosters identity formation and self-authorship in a population that has traditionally been viewed as deficient in Internet use…As discussions on the digital divide transform from focusing on technical access to more societal concerns, the notion of culture and identity becomes more substantial. As the digital divide continues to close, the potential for reducing the “cultural divide” continues to increase” -Hales, 2008, The African Diaspora, Racial Identity, and The Evolving Discourse of the Digital Divide

Artworks

Eve Tagny

nurture nurture nurture

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nurture nurture nurture, 2019

Clear Electrostatic vinyl, clay

Edition of 3, 2 AP

10" X 15"
25.4cm X 38.1cm

Eve Tagny

Alocasia stand

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Alocasia stand, 2019

Clear Electrostatic vinyl, clay, stones, dried flowers

Edition of 3, 2 AP

12.5" X 21"
31.75cm X 53.34cm

Timothy Yanick Hunter

Something I’ve Been Meaning To Send You

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Something I've Been Meaning To Send You, 2019

Video, acrylic sheet

Edition of 3, 2 AP

5:25 min

Timothy Yanick Hunter

Basic Instructions

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Basic Instructions, 2019

Video, acrylic sheet

Edition of 3, 2 AP

5:15 min

Eve Tagny

We Weight on the Land

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We Weight on the Land - Part 2 - Spring and Legacy, 2019

Video installation, 2 videos

Edition of 3, 2 AP

Spring: 4:37 min; Legacy: 2:07 min

Eileen Isagon Skyers

Songwriter

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Songwriter, 2019

Video installation with opaque two white screens, translucent polarized lens filters and floating shelves

Dimensions variable

Curtia Wright

Held together by own gravity

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Held together by own gravity, 2019

Oil and acrylic on Organza fabric

72" X 48"
182.88cm X 121.92cm

Qualeasha Wood

Cult Following

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Cult Following, 2019

Jacquard woven with glass seed beads

51" X 74"
129.54cm X 187.96cm