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Winchester School of Art

What are we Seeing - Stephen Cooper Seminar

Stephen Cooper
Time:
16:00 - 17:30
Date:
11 May 2016
Venue:
Harvard Suite (Room Number 3032), Eastside, WSA

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Professor John Armitage at J.Armitage@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

My work is explicitly positioned between dialogues and discussions concerning site-specific installation, architecture, and expanded concepts of painting and photography. Implicitly, the work is dealing with dialogues around consciousness, perception and aspects of memory. Key concerns with this process is extending and finding relationships between the audience and the environment of the site through immersion, and consequently changing the perception of the viewer.

Speaker information

Stephen Cooper,Mr Stephen Cooper is Lecturer, Fine Art - Painting within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton. Stephen combines painterly and sculptural elements in assemblages that respond directly to the sites where he exhibits, making use of architectural features to support and display the work. He exhibits his painting widely both nationally and internationally with recent shows at the John Jones Gallery London, K3 Gallery in Zurich, Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Hyde Abbey in Winchester. He has also curated projects such as the Park Avenue exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery. Selected Exhibitions 2004 An intervention into the Far Eastern Collections, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. 2005. Offline, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Catalogue by Matthew Rowe, Exhibition Director 2007 Off at a Tangent: an installation in response to The Floating World, an exhibition of Japanese prints, Southampton City Art Gallery 2009 Park Avenue: An Intervention into the Southampton Art Gallery. Curated by Stephen Cooper 2010 History: a site-specific installation in Hyde Abbey Chamber, Winchester. 2012 Light and Time: 5 Years Gallery. Site specific installation. Selected By Alex Schady. 2013 'Offering': Architectual installation Stephen Cooper and Alice Kettle, Winchester Cathedral. 2014 Apt Open : Apt Gallery Deptford. Selected by Paul Noble. 2015 Caesura et Vide Supra. Curated by Stephen Cooper and Lewis Betts. Lewisham Art House. London SE21. 2015 Chalk: Imagining the Infinite. Part of Ten Days. Winchester.

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