June 24 - July 30, 2016

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COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Nathalie Du Pasquier, the artist’s first in Canada.

This exhibition offers a selection of works on paper from various points in the the artists three decade long painting career. While Du Pasquier’s early work as a designer was concerned with the creation of practical objects and spatial relationships, her paintings depict scenes which brings these subjects into the fantastical realm. These images explore shifting landscapes that are grounded in reality by her clear use of three-dimensional constructions. A cube of bricks, a cylindrical glass, a hole through the table, or a void in the head all serve to remind the viewer that traditional perspective still applies. These works invite viewers to create connections through recurrent visual elements across Du Pasquier’s entire body of work, while also speaking to notions from early modern painting regarding the role of the artist’s eye, hand and mind in the creative process.

Nathalie Du Pasquier (b. 1957, Bordeaux, France) is and artist and designer who was one of the founding members of the Memphis Group. She designed textiles, carpets, plastic laminates, as well as some furniture and objects until 1986, when she began painting. Since then, she has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Recently, her work has been shown at Sprint, AssabOne, Institut français, Milan, Italy; Exile, Berlin, Germany; Regional Museum of Contemporary Art, Sérignan; Fotokino, Marseille, France; IPH Gallery, London, UK; Chamber NYC, Petzel Gallery, New York; and Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Du Pasquier currently live and works in Milan, Italy.

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