Capturing the Verve
May 18 - July 14, 2012. Reception - Friday, May 18 from 5-8pm at The Old Print Gallery
Works in this one-man show span over 30 years of the artist’s drive to interpret motion. With a secure grasp of the human and animal form, Cook, using the lost-wax process, transforms his subjects into pure and potent representations of their own energy and power. His bronzes divulge a remarkable sense of tension and strength, all revealed in the interplay between layers of stretched bronze and open spaces. Most notable is Cook’s understanding of not just a figure in motion, but also the humanistic urges and intentions that fuel the movement.
Cooks prints are two dimensional rhythmic abstractions- chaotic, yet uncluttered, expressions of the figure and the space around it. His etchings and woodcuts are an undeniable indication of a lifelong and dedicated study of motion and the natural form across all mediums.
The reception is free and open to the public.
The Old Print Gallery
1220 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007