Thrust Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Elizabeth Cooper. The opening is Fri, June 2nd from 6-9 pm and will run through Sun, July 30th.
Elizabeth Cooper is a painter who works with the formal qualities of color and process, connecting various forms of abstraction with the visceral qualities of oil paint. Loose gestural abstraction combines with concrete and precisely drawn forms that act as foils for the action. Quick gestures and slow pours pile up and combine to create paintings that are both humorous and aggressive.
This is Cooper’s fourth New York solo exhibition. She has been exhibiting her work professionally since 1996 and has shown locally and internationally at venues such as Neues Museum Nürnberg, Kunstverein St. Gallen, Galerie Rolf Ricke (Cologne), Artists Space, Exit Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Galerie Thaddeus Ropac (Salzburg). Her most recent solo show was at Galerie Schmidt Maczolek, Cologne in 2005. Her paintings are in many prominent collections, including Progressive Art Collection, David Reed and The UBS Collection.
Elizabeth Cooper is a New York native, born in Queens in 1972 and lives in Brooklyn. She graduated from Cooper Union in 1994 and received her M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1997.
Thrust Projects is located at 114 Bowery #301 between Grand and Hester Streets, our hours are Wednesday - Sunday 12 – 6 pm. www.thrustprojects.com