by Alexis O'Brien
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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.
Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper share their perspectives at Cincinnati Art Museum
2 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Cincinnati Everyday shows us our city as seen by two very different living artists, both of whom find the place endlessly interesting. Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper are each instinctive artists. That is to say, each makes art because it’s his natural response to what he sees, but how they see is as individual as they are themselves.
Courttney Cooper maps Cincinnati through memory and imagination
0 Comments · Monday, April 18, 2011
Courttney Cooper’s large-scale, meticulously scribbled aerial views of Cincinnati bring together memory and imagination and allow versions of the city past to blur with the present. Cooper, 38, is a Cincinnati native who has exhibited near and far in museums, galleries and various folk-art festivals around the country. He’s also participated in numerous projects at Visionaries Voices, where he goes almost daily to continue work on his drawings.