Hotter Than July 24
July 24 - September 12, 2015
COOPER COLE is pleased to present Hotter Than July 24th.
Henry and Henrietta brought a dozen eggs
from the tree bearing strange fruits
Now why does this tree have eggs not
Henrietta bounced like a floppy
flower in heat
Down the road by the flat green wet shape
They cracked one by one each egg into a
Sun spot hotter than July
We are so famished
The milky egg spun much potential
Henrietta bounced and bounced
The year two women gave birth to a small
– Sojourner Truth Parsons
Zoe Barcza (b. 1984, Toronto, Canada) received her MFA at HFBK Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany and her BA at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her work has been exhibited internationally at such galleries as Shoot The Lobster, New York, NY; Loyal Gallery, Isbrytaren, Stockholm, Sweden; Polansky Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; ICA, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada. Barcza currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
Alfred Boman (b. 1981, Luleå, Sweden) received his MFA at HFBK Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany and studied Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His work has been exhibited internationally at such galleries as Prism, Los Angeles, USA; Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden; Fluxia, Milan, Italy; Union Pacific, London, UK; and Ibid Projects/Gallery Exit, Hong Kong. Boman currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mark DeLong (b. 1978, New Brunswick, Canada) is a self-taught artist. His work has been displayed at Colette, Paris, France; Abel Neue Kunst Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Perugi Art Contemporenea, Padova, Italy; Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; ACME, Los Angeles; Spencer-Brownstone Gallery, Ed. Varie, Little Cakes, New York; Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA. DeLong currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
Jay Isaac (b. 1975, New Brunswick, Canada) studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada and the Cardiff Institute of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales, UK. His work has been widely exhibited, with notable shows at Galleria d’art moderna di Bologna, Italy; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston; Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver; Mercer Union, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Art Gallery of Ontario and The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. Isaac currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Tiziana La Melia (b.1982, Palermo, Italy) received her MFA at the University of Guelph and her BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver. La Melia was the national winner of the 2014 RBC painting competition. She has exhibited at Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden; François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; CSA Projects, The Apartment, Vancouver; and Mercer Union, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada. La Melia currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
Sojourner Truth Parsons (b. 1984, Vancouver, Canada) received her BFA from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Last year she was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Residency grant to attend Santa Fe Institute for the arts. She has exhibited at Phil Gallery, Los Angeles; Night Gallery, San Francisco; and Mulherin, Asya Geisberg, New York, USA; Jessica Bradley Gallery, COOPER COLE, Toronto; and Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada. Parsons currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
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