February 3 - February 26, 2012
COOPER COLE is pleased to welcome American artists Ryan Wallace and Chris Duncan to a two person exhibition titled Transmission Lines. Wallace and Duncan’s linear variations of shape explore the margins of time and space while echoing the unstable tension between vision, perception, and reflection. Both artists explore a variety of materials to great visual effect. Mixed mediums create shapes which are layered and duplicated in reference to perpetual movement, hypnosis, op art, and the mutable nature of color. These constructed shapes and surfaces open the dialogue between perception and perspective, making it difficult to interpret the true materials being used as well as the limits of the work itself.
Ryan Wallace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a recent recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Wallace’s paintings, works on paper, installations and sculptures can be found in galleries, institutions, and collections across North America and Europe. Recent exhibitions have been at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, Zieher Smith, The Islip Art Museum and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Wallace currently lives and works in Brooklyn, and Amagansett, New York.
Chris Duncan received his BFA at the California College of Arts and is a 2013 Master of Fine Arts candidate at Stanford University. In 2006 he won a Goldie Award for Visual Art. His paintings and installation have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in North America such as the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Kemper Art Museum. He has also exhibited internationally in Canada, Belgium, and Japan. Duncan currently lives and works in Oakland, USA.
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