by Alexis O'Brien
Posted In: Visual Art
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Museum adds Visionaries + Voices artist's work to permanent collection
embraced new in a powerful way when Cincinnati’s oldest art institution, the
Cincinnati Art Museum, purchased a new piece from local, contemporary artist
Courttney Cooper this week.
"Cincinnati Map" is now part of the museum’s
permanent collection and skillfully depicts the buildings, streets, and
roadways that make our city one Cooper never tires of drawing. A piecemeal of
8.5-by-11-inch repurposed papers, "Cincinnati
Map" is a Bic pen line rendition of downtown Cincinnati that Cooper worked
on for a year and brought to life by memory alone.
Cooper is one of the most ambitious and compelling artists working in
Cincinnati,“ says Matt Distel, CAM adjunct curator of contemporary art. “His
work not only speaks to Cincinnati but also addresses more universal concepts
about how people experience their environment.”
of Northside’s Visionaries + Voices studio and gallery, "Cincinnati Map" was shown in Cooper’s first museum show at the
Cincinnati Art Museum last year and will now be exhibited there as curatorial
opportunities for it emerge.