Sara Cwynar in Buzz Feed News

The 10 Photographs That Shaped This MoMA Curator’s Career by Pia Peterson Sarah Meister has been a curator in the Museum of Modern Art’s photography department since 2009, overseeing such shows as Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures and Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light. For many people interested in photography, even those who are too far away to visit her exhibitions in New York, Meister is a familiar face. Her popular online course “Seeing …
Read More

Kate Newby Reviewed in Stuff

Te Hīkoi Toi: The wind blows through the gallery by Mark Amery. University has begun and, with it, a show by Kate Newby at Adam Art Gallery, up on Victoria’s Kelburn campus. The gallery has had a darkened bunker-like nature of late and in this respect this gallery-filling installation is a radical agent – opening spaces out to the light, and to the air. Literally: organic-shaped holes in window panes …
Read More

Brie Ruais Reviewed in Art in America

Brie Ruais: The Measure of All Things by Leah Ollman. For the decade that Brie Ruais has been pressing and prodding clay into sculptural works, each the equivalent of her body weight, her art has asserted an implicit material connection to the earth. Recently, the Brooklyn-based artist has made that connection to land explicit. In a series from 2018–19, Ruais mapped her garden, Borges-style, her clay record of the area at one-to-one …
Read More

Kate Newby Featured in India Education Diary

Kate Newby is featured in India Education Diary for her exhibition YES TOMORROW. US-based Walters Prize winner Kate Newby is internationally sought after for her architectural ‘interventions’ that lead to new appreciations of locations and materials.   Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi is the latest recipient of one of acclaimed Aotearoa New Zealand artist Kate Newby’s internationally sought-after architectural ‘interventions’. Kate Newby: YES TOMORROW, …
Read More

ektor garcia Featured in Art in America

ektor garcia is featured in Art in America by Glenn Adamson. As you’re reading this, ektor garcia is probably making something. His hands are in constant motion, crocheting while he converses, marking his studio time by looping, linking, coiling, weaving. This is more than a work ethic; it bespeaks an idea of art as ongoing process. As he made clear in an August phone interview, garcia considers all his sculptures unfinished, by …
Read More

Georgia Dickie Article in Canadian Art Magazine

Georgia Dickie describes her practice in a creative text for Canadian Art Magazine. A Topography of Free If the best things in life are free, then why was this $1.99? My neighbourhood block goes hard for a pile positioned at the threshold of a property line. Items of interest in your community: trampolines, hamster wheels, wreaths. In all their forms and styles, makeshift vessels containing miscellaneous offerings, unloaded; life’s shoddy, …
Read More

In Conversation with Farah Al Qasimi

COOPER COLE/Magdalyn Asimakis in conversation with Farah Al Qasimi for her exhibition Lady Lady. To view the video on our Youtube channel click here. For more information about Farah Al Qasimi please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Farah Al Qasimi Featured on Art Viewer

Farah Al Qasimi is featured on Art Viewer for her solo exhibition at Cooper Cole. COOPER COLE is pleased to present Lady Lady, a solo presentation of the work of Farah Al Qasimi. This is the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery, and first solo exhibition in Canada. In this body of photographic work, Al Qasimi explores themes of mimicry, commodification, and escape as they relate to photography and global aesthetics. Looking at …
Read More

Geoff McFetridge Interviewed on It’s Nice That

Geoff Mcfetridge is interviewed on It’s Nice That.    The last Nicer Tuesdays talk of the year was well worth waiting for. We’ve wanted to work with him for years and the wait was well worth it because, after all, he is Geoff McFetridge. Dialling in from LA (his daughter’s bedroom in fact as his studio was undergoing maintenance works) the esteemed artist treated the Nicer Tuesdays audience to …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Awarded Shpilman Photography Prize

Sara Cwynar is awarded the 2020 Shpilman Photography Prize by the Israel Museum. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem has awarded Sara Cwynar as winner of the 2020 Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography. The Canadian artist will receive an award of $40,000 in recognition of her powerful activation of the photographic medium and her original critique of its political histories and to support the research, production, and post-production of a multi-platform video …
Read More

Sara Cwynar featured by Portland Art Museum

Sara Cwynar’s work Encyclopedia Grid (Acropolis) is featured on the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center’s Daily Art Moment by Sara Krajewski, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Sara Cwynar’s Encyclopedia Grid (Acropolis) tugs at my wanderlust. During the pandemic, I’ve traveled very little and have not been very far from Portland. Here, Cwynar arranges what appear to be clips and cuttings of the ancient Acropolis in Athens, …
Read More

Tau Lewis featured in NOW Magazine

Tau Lewis is featured in NOW Magazine by Kelsey Adams Nine stellar highlights from Toronto’s art scene in 2020 In a year where mounting any show felt like a triumph, Tau Lewis’s first solo at Cooper Cole Gallery, Triumphant Alliance Of The Ubiquitous Blossoms Of Incarnate Souls was a godsend. It was cut short by the second lockdown, but luckily before that people flocked to see it. The scale of the works, sewn by …
Read More

Brie Ruais featured in Forbes

Brie Ruais is featured in Forbes by Brienne Walsh. Using Her Body, Brie Ruais Traces The Mark Of Climate Change On Nevada’s Deserts Four years ago, the artist Brie Ruais took a solitary road trip through America’s deserts, looking for a home that would provide her with the open space and connection to nature that she was missing in Brooklyn, where she has a studio. She bought a piece of …
Read More

Brie Ruias featured in Garage

Brie Ruais is featured in Garage by Osman Can Yerebakan. Brie Ruais’ Desert Magic Artist Brie Ruais found herself in a former mining site while driving her truck through the Bureau of Land Management’s public lands in central Nevada. “I was in a ghost town and stumbled upon wild donkeys,” Ruais tells GARAGE over the phone. In the middle of a barren nothingness, a herd of untended donkeys was a surreal sighting, but …
Read More

Brie Ruais Reviewed in KCRW

Brie Ruais exhibition at Night Gallery is reviewed in KCRW by Lindsay Preston Zappas. Artist Brie Ruais literally wrestles her ceramic forms into shape. In her solo show at Night Gallery downtown, her spiraling and wall-bound sculptures are marred with deep divots and imprints that evidence the human touch. For many of the works, Ruais begins with a mass of clay that is equal to her body weight, and then …
Read More

ektor garcia featured in Mousse Magazine

ektor garcia is featured in Mousse Magazine by Jeppe Ugelvig. Psychic Time of Handicraft: ektor garcia garcia’s formal output resembles a lot of other things: ropes, chains, fasteners, loops, and knots, rendered in bronze or ceramic, or crocheted into hanging curtains or carpets using copper wire or leather. A slight wonkiness pervades his intricate designs, suggesting the intimacy and humanity of an amateur, but the way he combines materials (soft/hard, …
Read More

Walter Scott Featured in Canadian Art Magazine

Walter Scott is featured in Canadian Art by Amelia Wong-Mersereau. Wendy, Master of Art is the third book in artist and cartoonist Walter Scott’s series of graphic novels that follows the beloved fictional artist Wendy through her messy escapades in life, love and the rise to contemporary art stardom. Born from a placemat drawing in 2011, Scott’s Wendy series takes place in a slightly alternative universe, where our protagonist encounters recognizable art-world types, …
Read More

Brie Ruais featured in Art&Object

Brie Ruais is featured in Art&Object by Paul Laster. Two additional Los Angeles shows add new meaning to traditional craft mediums: Brooklyn-based sculptor Brie Ruais at Night Gallery and Japanese floral artist Megumi Shinozaki at Nonaka-Hill. Ruais constructs vigorous ceramic abstractions in nature from the weight of her body in clay, while Shinozaki fabricates delicate floral displays with paper, wire, and rocks. Ruais’s exhibition, Spiraling Open and Closed Like an Aperture, presents …
Read More

Gabrielle l’Hirondelle Hill featured on Public Parking

Gabrielle l’Hirondelle Hill is featured in Public Parking in conversation with Michaela Dixon. Tobacco, Energetic fields, and Indigenous economies: in conversation with Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill I was in conversation with Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill between this past August and October. I reached Hill from London, UK, and over the period of our interaction, we navigated the intricacies of distant time zones, the entire Atlantic Ocean, and an ever-evolving pandemic. As a …
Read More

Tau Lewis Reviewed in Brooklyn Rail

Tau Lewis’ solo exhibition at Cooper Cole is reviewed in Brooklyn Rail by Lillian O’Brien Davis. Tau Lewis’s work transcends the medium of craft. Lewis’s most recent body of work, Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls (T.A.U.B.I.S) demonstrates a new chapter in the development of a still-young artist. Emotionally intelligent and technically sophisticated, this body of work represents a period of intense production for Lewis. Over the period of …
Read More

Tau Lewis Reviewed in Colossal

Tau Lewis’ solo exhibition at Cooper Cole is reviewed in Colossal by Grace Ebert. Suspended Blossoms and Patchwork Characters Imagine a Pastel Universe of Overabundance Considering the possibilities of non-gendered motherhood, Toronto-born artist Tau Lewis stitches together oversized characters and floral tendrils that occupy a lavish fictional world. Textured swatches of fabric transform stark gallery space into pastel gardens and the idyllic universe of the “T. A. U. B. I. S.,” or …
Read More

In Conversation with Tau Lewis

Tau Lewis in conversation with Magdalyn Asimakis about her current exhibition Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls.    For more information about Tau Lewis please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

ektor garcia Reviewed in Artforum

ektor garcia is reviewed in Artforum by Jared Quinton. ektor garcia’s site-responsive exhibition is a humble, poetic offering for Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of the city’s Mexican community. His installation features handmade ceramics that cluster on the floor and wedge their way into the corners, ledges, and windowsills of this artist-run storefront space, conjuring the intertwined histories of Mesoamerican lore and craft through his earnest, restless experimentation. Dozens of …
Read More

Tau Lewis Reviewed in Akimbo

Tau Lewis’ Exhibition Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls is reviewed in Akimbo by Kaya Joan. Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls, Tau Lewis’s solo exhibition at Cooper Cole,​ is a portal into another universe. As stated in the exhibition text, the artist “​created the realm of the T.A.U.B.I.S. (pronounced /taʊ /beez) to explore desires for abundance, safety, deep roots, and justice.​” She does this through three room-sized …
Read More

Kara Hamilton featured on Dezeen

Kara Hamilton’s “We the People” series for Salon 94 is featured in Dezeen. Six Designs to Encourage Voting in 2020 US Presidential Election Election Pins by Kara Hamilton & Salon Design: Canadian Artist Kara Hamilton and Salon 94 Design teamed up with luxury retailer The Webster to create five voting-themed brass clothing pins.They include two fingers that form the letter V, Lady Liberty crown with vote written beneath and the …
Read More

Kara Hamilton Featured in CBC Arts

Kara Hamilton’s “We the People” series for Salon 94 is featured on CBC Arts. South of the border, “vote” is the word in fall fashion, and you can find those four letters slapped on $50 T-shirts, over-the-knee boots and designer face masks. “Vote Merch is Officially Fall 2020’s Most Popular Fashion Trend,” InStyle declared in September, a month after Michelle Obama’s V-O-T-E charm necklace went viral at the Democratic National Convention. And the internet’s awash in articles about where to …
Read More

Tau Lewis Featured on Art Viewer

Tau Lewis is featured on Art Viewer for her solo exhibition at Cooper Cole. For this presentation, Lewis has created the realm of the T.A.U.B.I.S. (pronounced /taʊ /beez) to explore desires for abundance, safety, deep roots, and justice. Since last year, the artist has been hand dyeing reclaimed household materials such as curtains, bed sheets, blankets, tow-els, and clothing into these warm, pastel palettes that are meant to resemble a light-filled womb. …
Read More

Kara Hamilton Featured on Art in America

Kara Hamilton’s “We the People” series for Salon 94 is featured on Art in America.     I used to look forward eagerly to election night, when I was a kid. My parents, not normally ones for throwing parties, opened up our house every four years. It didn’t matter to me who won, I just loved the decorations, especially the board of old election pins whose obscure slogans—Give ‘Em Hell …
Read More

In Conversation with Rachel Eulena Williams: on Challenging Colour, Form, and Art History

To look down the sea, 2020. Acrylic, dye, canvas, and rope on wood panels 170.2 x 279.4 cm. COOPER COLE artist Rachel Eulena Williams works at the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Her reconfigured canvases unbind painting from the stretcher, avoiding conventional support systems and imagining a myriad of spatial contortions. Her evident interest in colour represents a liberation from, and criticality of, Western art history’s othering of colour, and …
Read More

G.B. Jones and Paul P. Featured on Art Viewer

G.B. Jones and Paul P. are featured on Art Viewer.   Artist: G.B. Jones and Paul P. Exhibition title: Temple of Friendship Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: August 26 – October 3, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto Cooper Cole is pleased to present Temple of Friendship, an exhibition of collaborative work by G.B. Jones and Paul P. In their independent practices, both Jones and P. are well recognized …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Featured in Art Review

Sara Cwynar’s Red Film is reviewed in Art Review by Chris Fite-Wassilak.   How to hold on to a sense of yourself in this supersaturated sensory world Odds are, you’re reading this on a screen. Maybe it’s late, and your phone or computer’s colour-temperature app has kicked in, giving the screen an orangey-yellow tint. Or you’re staring this down on a page through glasses or contact lenses of some fashion. Maybe you’ve …
Read More

Vikky Alexander Reviewed in Vie Des Arts

Vikky Alexander’s exhibition “Nordic Rock” is reviewed in Vie des Arts by Manon Blanchette. Metaphor of materials: “Nordic Rock” by Vikky Alexander Originally from Victoria, Vikky Alexander came into contact with minimalist and modern art very early in his career. Even today, she recalls that, when she was younger, when she visited an exhibition of Donald Judd’s works at the National Gallery of Canada, she was fascinated by the play of …
Read More

Tau Lewis Featured in Canadian Art

Tau Lewis is featured in Canadian art. Installation view  They say we all come from somewhere. Tau Lewis’s artwork comes from our shared histories, from those Black, southern, Caribbean, continental African and diasporic micro-histories, from those risks people took to come together on the corner, in the park, in the kitchen, on the porch and on back roads. Lewis, who collects recycled materials, textiles and found objects that she then …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Featured on Financial Times

Sara Cwynar’s involvement in Art Basel’s OVR: 2020 is featured on Financial Times.   The lockdown time is also the focus of recent work by New York-based Canadian Sara Cwynar, with Cooper Cole, who works with photography, collage and installation. Cwynar’s vividly coloured, layered and piled constructions, using a welter of references including social media screenshots, fine art prints, news reports, advertising, images of the natural world, herself in a …
Read More

G.B. Jones and Paul P. Featured on Contemporary Art Daily

G.B. Jones and Paul P.’s two person exhibition Temple of Friendship is featured on Contemporary Art Daily. Artists: G.B. Jones, Paul P. Venue: Cooper Cole, Toronto Exhibition Title: Temple of Friendship Date: August 26 – October 3, 2020 Press Release: Cooper Cole is pleased to present Temple of Friendship, an exhibition of collaborative work by G.B. Jones and Paul P. In their independent practices, both Jones and P. are well recognized as drafts-people who appropriate and reposition figurative …
Read More

Paul P. Featured on Art Viewer

Paul P.’s solo exhibition Gamboling Green is featured on Art Viewer.   Artist: Paul P. Exhibition title: Gamboling Green Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: August 26 – October 3, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto COOPER COLE is pleased to present Gamboling Green, our first solo exhibition with gallery artist Paul P. A text by the artist follows: The methodology of homosexual art can be divided into art which presents desire …
Read More

Paul P. and G.B. Jones | Tough Stuff

Artists G.B. Jones and Paul P. have been making collaborative works on and off for nearly two decades, many of which were published in the book A Queer Anthology of Rage. The artists and friends primarily work in collage, pulling from their combined image banks and visualizing their ongoing dialogues.   Through these collages, the artists use the process of cut-and-paste to inquire into queer aesthetics of coding and innuendo. …
Read More

Jagdeep Raina Featured on Toronto Life

Jagdeep Raina is interviewed on Toronto Life. Jagdeep Raina is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans drawing, painting, writing, photography, and textile embroidery. His art speaks poignantly to social justice and the possibility of intersectional solidarities based on collective histories of community and migration. Continuously examining the intersections of textiles with other media of art, Raina’s exhibition, titled Chase, will be showing at the Textile Museum of Canada in 2021. Catching up with Raina, we …
Read More

Ryan Wallace Studio Visit with Hunted Projects

Ryan Wallace is featured on Hunted Projects as part of their Visits series. Hunted Projects Visits the studio of New York based artist Ryan Wallace. . This fourteenth VISIT is with New York based artist Ryan Wallace. Wallace’s interdisciplinary work spans radically diverse concerns. Related primarily through existentialist core principles, the miscellany of ideas present in Wallace’s work manifest the complexities of the metaphysical as well as the clarity of …
Read More

G.B. Jones and Paul P. Featured on Contemporary Art Daily

G.B. Jones and Paul P.’s two person exhibition Temple of Friendship is featured on Contemporary Art Daily.   Press Release: Cooper Cole is pleased to present Temple of Friendship, an exhibition of collaborative work by G.B. Jones and Paul P. In their independent practices, both Jones and P. are well recognized as drafts-people who appropriate and reposition figurative images from queer history. Devoted to the act of archiving, as both a tool and …
Read More

Paul P. Featured on Flash Art

Paul P.’s solo exhibition “Centaurs on the Beach” at Morena Di Luna is reviewed by Alex Bennett on Flash Art.     In the face of it: rain shower, blustering waves and foreseeable spume, the sea soon cast the wetness of time in its quivering, vacant, and vitric way. But when facing the paintings of Paul P., I’m reminded that time’s more harmonious bedfellow is often light: the flattening film …
Read More

Scott Treleaven Interviewed on NTS Rough Version

Scott Treleaven talks to Francesca Gavin on NTS Rough Version about his multi disciplinary practice and influential tracks.   In Rough Version Francesca Gavin talks to contemporary artists about their work, music, and the relationships between.  To hear the full episode please visit NTS.   For more information about Scott Treleaven please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Chrysanne Stathacos Artist Spotlight on AGO

Chrysanne Stathacos is featured in an artist spotlight on AGO. Chrysanne Stathacos is a multidisciplinary artist of Greek, American, and Canadian heritage. Her work is heavily influenced by feminism, Greek mythology, the natural environment, eastern spirituality, and Tibetan Buddhism. Stathacos has exhibited for over 40 years in museums, galleries and public spaces internationally. She has had numerous solo exhibitions including Gold Rush at Cooper Cole, Toronto (2018-19) and Pythia, The Breeder, Athens, Greece (2017). Her …
Read More

Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven review in The Toronto Star

Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven’s exhibition Hey Mars was reviewed in The Toronto Star.   Rachel Eulena Williams’ art suggest that Earth — like us — is in a tender state As summer days unfold into warm humid nights, we’ve made our way outside and turned our eyes upward. We’ve looked to the northwest and picked out the Big Dipper, using it to point our way to a rare …
Read More

Artist Talk | Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven

Artist Talk Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven Thursday August 6, 2020 12-1pm COOPER COLE is hosting a Zoom conversation with artists Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven in conjunction with their current exhibition HEY MARS. Williams and Treleaven share an interest in questioning the formal boundaries of painting. Through their own distinctive approaches to the medium and its history, both artists search for that which is not easily defined, …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Featured on NYCgo

Sara Cwynar’s participation in Art on the Grid is featured on NYCgo.     (b. 1985, Vancouver, Canada; lives and works in New York, New York) Scaffold Statue of Liberty, 2020. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production, New York Artist Statement My photographs often take the form of sculptural constructions that are photographed, printed, tiled and rephotographed as new images. This image is a reworked 1980s photograph of the Statue …
Read More

Hey Mars on Art Viewer

Our current show Hey Mars featuring the work of Scott Treleaven and Rachel Eulena Williams is featured on Art Viewer.   Artists: Rachel Eulena Williams and Scott Treleaven Exhibition title: Hey Mars Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: July 9 – August 15, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and COOPER COLE, Toronto COOPER COLE is pleased to present Hey Mars, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of New York-based artist Rachel …
Read More

There are more than four featured on Art Viewer

Group show There are more than four is featured on Art Viewer.   Artists: Andy Fabo, Robert Flack, Tim Jocelyn, Chrysanne Stathacos Exhibition title: There are more than four Curated by: Jacob Korczynski Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: April 11 – May 30, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and COOPER COLE, Toronto COOPER COLE is pleased to present There are more than four, a group exhibition curated by Jacob Korczynski featuring …
Read More

Ryan Wallace is featured on RISD

Ryan Wallace is interviewed on the RISD website.   At Halsey McKay Gallery, Ryan Wallace 99 IL showcases work by many of his RISD peers, including Colby Bird MFA 04 PH, whose recent exhibition Unavoidable Blemishes is pictured above. While his own work is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in NYC, Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco and Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto, for nearly 10 years painter Ryan Wallace 99 IL has been running Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, NY. There …
Read More

Sara Cwynar featured on GARAGE

Sara Cwynar’s Red Film is featured on GARAGE. Sara Cwynar’s Red Film (2018) whirrs into action, booting up like a machine coming to life: a single bottle of red perfume spins alluringly, drawing us in before a swift cut that cruelly withdraws this object of desire. Sneakers! Suits! Sports cars! All cast in luscious, deep, sensual crimson. Red Film’s procession of products catalyzes a tingle in my fingertips, flirting with the familiar visual …
Read More

Geoff McFetridge featured on Surfer

Geoff McFetridge’s collaboration with Thalia Surf is featured on Surfer. Thalia Surf has teamed up with the master of the mind bending line Geoff McFetridge on a new piece of surf inspired artwork. McFetridge’s simple line drawings are akin to a visual daydream; inviting us to loosen our grip on our perceived reality, and embrace something a little more fantastic. The Geoff McFetridge for Thalia Surf artwork is featured on …
Read More

Cooper Cole Featured on Blog TO

Cooper Cole is featured on Blog TO.     After a challenging few months, art galleries in Toronto are beginning to reopen but things may look different. Cooper Cole, a favourite for contemporary art on Dupont, just opened and have a number of new visiting guidelines. They now require everyone entering the gallery to  wear masks and they’re limiting the number of visitors at a time to four people. They’re also encouraging people to book an appointment …
Read More

Sara Cwynar featured on The New York Times

Sara Cwynar is featured on The New York Times‘ “Five Artists to Follow on Instagram Now”. Like most photographers of her generation, the 35-year-old Canadian Sara Cwynar is fluent in digital imagery. Her faux “behind the scenes” shots of portrait subjects on set, or elaborate collages of consumer products mixed with art-historical references, glitter with a seductive alternation of insight and self-consciousness. More to the point for Instagram, though, her feed — which includes …
Read More

Cancellation: Weekly Zoom Event With Chrysanne Stathacos

COOPER COLE condemns systemic racism and police violence. We stand in solidarity with all the protesters worldwide. Black Lives Matter. In light of recent events we will be postponing our weekly Zoom events with Chrysanne Stathacos in conjunction with our current exhibition There are more than four, curated by Jacob Korczynski, featuring artists Andy Fabo, Robert Flack, Tim Jocelyn, and Chrysanne Stathacos. We will announce a revised event schedule in the future. …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Announced as Recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2019 Biennial Grant

Sara Cwynar is one of 20 contemporary artists receiving the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2019 Biennial Grant.  Featured on Artsy.   The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation revealed the 20 contemporary artists receiving its 2019 Biennial Grants, which come with an unrestricted $20,000 for each recipient. Past recipients of the prize are a veritable who’s-who of influential contemporary artists, and this year’s class is equally impressive. The 2019 grantees are: Carmen Argote, Diedrick …
Read More

There are more than four featured on Contemporary Art Daily

Group show There are more than four featured on Contemporary Art Daily. Artists: Chrysanne Stathacos, Tim Jocelyn, Robert Flack, Andy Fabo Venue: Cooper Cole, Toronto Exhibition Title: There are more than four Date: April 11 – May 30, 2020 Curated by: Jacob Korczynski Press Release: COOPER COLE is pleased to present There are more than four, a group exhibition curated by Jacob Korczynski featuring the works of Andy Fabo, Robert Flack,Tim Jocelyn, and Chrysanne Stathacos. For me, life …
Read More

Geoff McFetridge featured in The Star

Geoff McFetridge is featured for his positive work in The Star with an article by Deborah Dundas. Geoff McFetridge’s painting shows how we can build a positive future together Together we can create change. And, with incremental change, together we can build a positive future. It’s an idea as true when we’re looking for new ways to approach climate change, inequality, or living with each other during — and after — …
Read More

Shawn Kuruneru and Walter Scott Reviewed in Cornelia Magazine

Shawn Kuruneru and Walter Scott’s solo exhibitions at COOPER COLE are reviewed in Cornelia Magazine by Margaryta Golovchenko.     As I step into Cooper Cole, I feel an overwhelming sensation of lightness and openness that is partially conditioned by the physical space itself, with its white walls and bright lights. I’m reminded of the similarly white and bright simulation in The Matrix where Morpheus brings Neo to show him …
Read More

In Conversation | Jagdeep Raina on archives, Frieze New York, and Bhangra club culture

The terraced streets of Glasgow: driving past, 2016 Mixed media on paper 26″ X 40″   COOPER COLE artist Jagdeep Raina has an interdisciplinary practice that spans drawing, textiles, writing, and, more recently, video animation, photography and ceramics. This year, he was one of the recipients of the 2020 Sobey Art Award for Ontario and was going to have a solo presentation at Frieze New York this May. We recently …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Frieze

Sara Cwynar’s exhibition at The Approach, London reviewed in Frieze by Sophie Ruigrock. The Cognitive Dissonance of Sara Cwynar’s Media Haven ‘What do I need from you in order to complete myself?’ asks a man’s voice. He’s calm and cogent with the authority of a presenter on National Public Radio’s This American Life (1995–ongoing). A droning sound pulses beneath his words, sedating me. And, as the silver-tongued narrator delivers his script, dense …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Reviewed in the Financial Times

Sara Cwynar’s exhibition at The Approach, London is reviewed in the Financial Times by Chris Allnutt. “These reds are not real,” insists the monotone narrator of “Red Film”, a video installation in Sara Cwynar’s latest show Marilyn. And yet the colour pervades the Brooklyn-based artist’s exploration of glamour and identity in the Instagram era: the reds of a lipstick, of a convertible, of a rose that seems neither entirely real …
Read More

Chrysanne Stathacos | 1-900-Mirror Mirror, 1993 – 2020

  COOPER COLE will be presenting a new series of posts on our news feed in which we look at one artwork in-depth. For our first post, we chose Chrysanne Stathacos’ incredible 1-900-Mirror Mirror (1993-2020), which is part of our current exhibition There are more than four, curated by Jacob Korczynski. 1-900-Mirror Mirror is an interactive installation that was first presented by Stathacos at Andrea Rosen Gallery in 1993. After …
Read More

Sara Cwynar is Included in the Pictures for Elmhurst Fundraiser

SARA CWYNAR is contributing her print Cami to the Pictures for Elmhurst fundraiser in Queens, New York.     Elmhurst Hospital Center has been overwhelmed during the pandemic and has devoted 95% of the building to Covid-19 patients. It is a “safety-net” hospital that serves predominantly low-income patients. The hospital notes:  “The hospital has been flooded with Covid-19 patients and is struggling to keep up with demand for both medical …
Read More

Sara Cwynar, Georgia Dickie, and Jagdeep Raina Announced as Sobey Art Award Winners 2020

Represented artists Sara Cwynar, Georgia Dickie, and Jagdeep Raina are among 25 recipients of the Sobey Art Award 2020.  Featured on National Gallery of Canada.   2020 Sobey Art Award Increases Cash Prize for Longlist Artists 25 exceptional Canadian artists will be awarded $25,000 (CAD) each In the spirit of providing financial support to visual artists in Canada at a time when they need it the most, and when opportunities …
Read More

Vanessa Maltese and Michelle Grabner featured in Art Viewer

Vanessa Maltese and Michelle Grabner two-person show at MICKEY is featured in Art Viewer.   Artists: Michelle Grabner, Vanessa Maltese Exhibition title: A View Without A Room Venue: MICKEY, Chicago, US Date: March 13 – April 26, 2020 Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and MICKEY, Chicago COOPER COLE is pleased to collaborate with Chicago based gallery MICKEY to present a two person exhibition, A View Without A Room, featuring the work of Michelle Grabner and Vanessa …
Read More

Georgia Dickie reviewed in Peripheral Review

Georgia Dickie reviewed in Peripheral Review for her solo show at Oakville Galleries. As I walked through Agouti Sky, Georgia Dickie’s solo exhibition at Oakville Galleries, I kept hearing my dad’s voice in my head. “Let’s see what’s in inventory,” the phrase he habitually announces before hastening off to his basement workshop to find something. Though my father would argue otherwise, the room is shambolic, muddled with tools, his exercise bike and …
Read More

Vikky Alexander interviewed in Bomb Magazine

Vikky Alexander is interviewed by Alison Sinkewicz for Bomb Magazine. Reflections of Desire: Vikky Alexander Interviewed by Alison Sinkewicz Installations and photographs that investigate the self and consumerism. Vikky Alexander’s photographs don’t let you forget about your problems, particularly if one of your vices is buying shit you don’t need. The artist, whose work is part of the Pictures Generation as well as the Vancouver School, dissects and reinterprets marketing imagery …
Read More

Brie Ruais Featured in The Los Angeles Times

Brie Ruais is featured in The Los Angeles Times for her work at Craft Contemporary.   Brie Ruais uses her body as unmediated tool too. Playing beside two wall-mounted, tiled installations is a video that chronicles how she works, kneeling on a mound of raw clay equivalent to her own weight and using heels, hands and elbows to spread and skid the clay into a large X, a crude but most …
Read More

Vikky Alexander Featured in Point Contemporain

Vikky Alexander’s solo exhibition at Fonderie Darling is featured in Point Contemporain.     In the wake of a retrospective in 2019 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vikky Alexander offers with the Nordic Rock exhibition   a precious installation full of fantasies, which contrasts with the raw and imposing room of the Darling Foundry. This industrial setting shelters fragile sculptures representing in a very stylized way elements of interior design furniture, such as a …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Featured in Another Magazine

Sara Cwynar’s solo exhibition at The Approach is featured in Another Magazine’s “Brilliant Things to Do at Home in April – Without Leaving the House”.   Sara Cwynar: MarilynInstallation view Sara Cwynar: Marilyn at The Approach: online now Sara Cwynar’s transporting photography and film are online now, thanks to London-based gallery The Approach. Cwynar uses collage, found photography, layering and intricate set design to build her image and film works, which, …
Read More

Paul P. Featured in Another Magazine

Paul P.’s solo exhibition at Maureen Paley’s Hove space is featured on Another Mag.  What does beauty look like? In the world of Canadian artist Paul P., it is a particularly ghostly take on the queer. For him, this romanticised otherworldliness is an indicator of a history of personal desire and difference. His intimate paintings and delicate sculptures have garnered him steady, quiet success – with lauded shows at Queer Thoughts in New …
Read More

Tau Lewis Featured in Culture Type

Tau Lew is featured in Culture Type for her exhibition at Oakville Galleries. FOUND AND RECYCLED TEXTILES are at the heart of Tau Lewis‘s practice. She makes labor-intensive sculptural portraits constructed with hand-sewing, quilting, and assemblage techniques. Her work explores memory, agency, and individual and collective trauma and healing. For example, recent works have considered the legacy of loss borne of the Middle Passage and what she terms “water as black …
Read More

Fin Simonetti featured on CBC Arts

Fin Simonetti is featured in an article by Veronica Zaretski on CBC Arts For today’s generation of young artists, genres and labels exist only to be destroyed. Creative experimentation is the norm, not the exception. Just think of Billie Eilish or Lil Nas X, who catapulted to success with a transgressive approach to genre conventions, or Rihanna, who was already a music icon when she became a fashion and beauty mogul …
Read More

Sara Cwynar featured in The Globe and Mail

Sara Cwynar is featured in The Globe and Mail for her inclusion in the Henie Onstad Art Center’s triennial festival. Art Trip: Owen Kydd and Sara Cwynar showcase innovative images at the Henie Onstad Art Center’s triennial festival From its own picturesque home, perched on a headland in a tony Oslo suburb, the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter has set out to take stock of contemporary photography. The museum opened a new …
Read More

Tau Lewis Featured in Art Viewer

Tau Lewis is featured in Art Viewer for her solo exhibition at Oakville Galleries The practice of Toronto-based artist Tau Lewis is anchored in a spiritual imaginary, recuperating feelings, forms and landscapes often rendered unseen. Working primarily with found textiles and foraged objects, Lewis’ works take shape through slow, labour-intensive processes such as carving, quilting and scavenging, drawing on a material and psychic resourcefulness that has long been significant to …
Read More

Daniel Rios Rodriguez in the New York Times

Daniel Rios Rodriguez is featured in the New York Times Art Reviews for his exhibition at Nicelle Beauchene. Through March 1. Nicelle Beauchene, 327 Broome Street, Manhattan; 212-375-8043, nicellebeauchene.com. Spirals are everywhere in Daniel Rios Rodriguez’s paintings in “Semper Virens” at Nicelle Beauchene. They’re a motif that reflects the exhibition’s Latin title — “evergreen” or “always flourishing” — but also feels in keeping with the moment as spirals are overtaking modernist grids in popularity. …
Read More

Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in ArtForum

Jagdeep Raina reviewed in Art Forum for his exhibition at Grice Bench, Los Angeles. Amid the polarizing global immigration discourses currently seething, a group of Jagdeep Raina’s works on paper reassesses a historic episode among Punjabi populations living within Canadian borders. Working mostly from memory, the artist drew several archival photographs of a 1949 visit to a Sikh temple in Vancouver by India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru’s role …
Read More

Jagdeep Raina Interviewed in Venison

Jagdeep Raina is interviewed by Nazish Chunara for Venison. When did you decide to pursue visual art? I am interested in telling stories of South Asian diasporic histories through the act of drawing, through accessing archival materials and doing oral history work. I decided to pursue art seriously near the end of high school, and studied it in both undergraduate and graduate school. What archived materials are you utilizing? Are …
Read More

Rachel Eulena Williams Interviewed in Maake Magazine

Rachel Eulena Williams is interviewed by Emily Burns in Maake Magazine. Hi Rachel! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what first piqued your interest in art? Do you have any memories of early creative moments? I live and work in Brooklyn and was born and raised in Miami. I’m sure growing up in Miami has had an enormous effect on my creativity, there is an appreciation …
Read More

Georgia Dickie Featured in Tank Magazine

Georgia Dickie is interviewed for her exhibition at Emalin as part of Condo London. Canadian artist Georgia Dickie keeps a bank of found objects in her studio, calling upon a chosen group for each project before they return to the collection and await their next deployment. Her work is in dialogue with the idea of affordance: the potential actions or uses contained in a material item. She stretches the possibilities ascribed …
Read More

Sara Cwynar mentioned in Nick Newman’s Top 10 Films of 2019

Sara Cwynar’s Red Film was honourably mentioned in Nick Newman’s Top 10 Films of 2019 for The Film Stage. Following our top 50 films of 2019, we’re sharing personal top 10 lists from our contributors. Check out the latest below and see our complete year-end coverage here. The mild, sedately humming anxiety of a decade’s end yields innumerable ideas, most pertinent to this list being the inclusion of festival premieres currently awaiting theatrical …
Read More

Paul P Featured in Art in America

Paul P.’s solo exhibition at Lulu in Mexico City is reviewed in Art in America. Paul P.’s exhibition at Lulu was his first solo show in Mexico—and his first devoted primarily to portraiture in over a decade. Though the Paris-based Canadian artist is best known for his paintings of lissome young men, he has explored a wider set of interests in recent years, producing abstract paintings composed of soft-edged color blocks, and …
Read More

Georgia Dickie Featured in ArtViewer

Georgia Dickie’s solo exhibition at Oakville Galleries is featured in Art Viewer.  Georgia Dickie’s installations are composed from an ever-growing collection of found objects that she accrues in her studio. She selects and positions these according to an ulterior logic that eschews the values and meanings we usually assign to things. Staging, grouping, balancing, and placing are a primary focus of this artist’s practice, activities that makes her presence integral …
Read More

Sara Cwynar Included in the Inaugural Henie Onstad Triennial, Norway

Sara Cwynar featured in Artforum. Next month, the Henie Onstad Art Center in Norway will hold its first triennial for photography and new media. The exhibition will feature new work by thirty-one international artists and will fill the entire ground floor of the museum. Titled “New Visions”—a reference to László Moholy-Nagy’s theory that photography can capture the world in a manner in which the human eye cannot—the show will run from …
Read More

Sara Cwynar featured in ARTnews

Sara Cwynar’s commission for the MoMA New York is featured as a defining moving image and digital work of 2019 in Artnews. Sara Cwynar, “Modern Art in Your Life” Ahead of its reopening this past October, the Museum of Modern Art unveiled all sorts of delicious newly commissioned offerings, one of which was this series of one-minute videos by Sara Cwynar. The artist appears in them wearing AirPods and speaking …
Read More

Kate Newby reviewed in Art Agenda

Kate Newby’s Bring Everyone at Fine Arts, Syndey is reviewed in Art Agenda. Kate Newby’s sculptures, which can take the form of wind chimes, rocks, puddles, tiles, shells, bricks, and textiles, emerge from observations of her everyday surroundings. For her 2018 installation at Kunsthalle Wien, I can’t nail the days down, Newby covered the gallery’s floor with bricks embedded with coins, bottle caps, glass, and branches collected from the surrounding area. …
Read More

Jagdeep Raina reviewed in Artoronto

I Promise, a solo exhibition of works by Jagdeep Raina is reviewed in Artoronto. Two women and four men, one older than the rest, lounge atop a picnic blanket over bright green grass. They’re holding glasses, dressed in flowing garments of blues and pink. They look serene. This is surely a family portrait. The easy way about this cartoonish crew is too good – it’s gotta be a memory. In …
Read More

Vikky Alexander, Sara Cwynar publish in Canadian Art

Gallery artists Vikky Alexander and Sara Cwynar reflect on works from Sherman’s retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Canadian Art by Vikky Alexander, Sara Cwynar and Catherine M. Soussloff CATHERINE M. SOUSSLOFF Cindy Sherman’s photographic installation Untitled #549 (2010) covers every inch of the gallery walls within the central hall of the first floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Six life-size representations of the same woman dressed in different, ostentatiously absurd costumes. Behind her, the …
Read More

Jagdeep Raina featured on Art Viewer

I Promise, a solo exhibition of works by Jagdeep Raina is featured on Art Viewer. Artist: Jagdeep Raina Exhibition title: I Promise Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada Date: October 25 – December 21, 2019   To view the full article, please visit Art Viewer. For more information about Jagdeep Raina please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sara Cwynar Acquired by the MoMA

COOPER COLE would like to congratulate gallery artist Sara Cwynar for having her critically acclaimed photographic series Flat Death (2013-2018) and her remarkable film Red Film (2018) enter the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Both works are acquired through the Fund for the Twenty-First Century by two departments: Flat Death by the Department of Photography and Red Film by the Department of Media and Performance. Flat Death, 2013-2018, comprises configurations of objects and images that are photographed, …
Read More