Saturday, 10 October 2009

Autumn brings 'Crosscurrent' to the Brook

Hot on the heels of selecting and hanging work for the Summer Exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Art, acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA, joins the team at Budleigh Salterton's Brook Gallery to launch her solo exhibition 'Crosscurrent'.

Often referred to as one of the British figurative artists, Eileen Cooper will host a private view at the gallery on 15 October from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. 'Crosscurrent' runs from16 October to12 November.

Says Brook Gallery owner Angela Yarwood: “Eileen's work has an immediate appeal –her distinctive 'no nonsense' approach shows through in her work and, combined with her bold images from the outset of her career to the present day, they are a pleasure to exhibit.

Eileen has lectured at the Royal College of Art and is currently teaching at London's Royal Academy schools. Her work has endless vitality and we are delighted to be able to show the full spectrum of media, including painting, to demonstrate the true diversity of her skill. The title piece ‘Crosscurrent’ was exhibited at this year's RA summer exhibition.

The exhibition will launch three brand new woodcut prints continuing on the same theme which we are excited to showcase at the gallery. They are so new in fact, that we're waiting now for the ink to dry ahead of framing!

We're delighted to welcome an artist of such calibre and to have her here at the gallery for our private view on 15 October is a privilege.”

Born in Glossop, Derbyshire in 1953, Eileen attended London's prestigious Goldsmith's College between 1971 and 1974 and then on to the Royal College of Art to 1977. Just two years later, she launched her first solo exhibition at London's Air Gallery, followed by a constant array of exhibitions at other renowned galleries, such as Blond Fine Art and Artspace Gallery, Aberdeen, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Artsite Gallery, Bath.

Regular exhibitions of her work are held at Benjamin Rhodes Gallery and at Art First, London. Eileen has also participated in many group exhibitions at galleries including the Courtauld Institute in London, the Royal College of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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