ZINC contemporary

119 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Laura@remove.me @ZINCcontemporary.com

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ZINC contemporary is pleased to present New York-based artist Ashley Norwood Cooper. Her large scale imaginative works engender dialogue surrounding the history of male dominance in the art world, while shedding light on the schizophrenic role of the artist-mother-wife-teacher, the multiplicity of which so many women can identify with. Norwood Cooper feels she became a serious artist despite receiving feedback that having kids would diminish her career, instead she observes, “it informs my art even as it devours the time and energy I have to create.” Using the heroic lens of the ordinary, Norwood Cooper creates textural expressive oil paintings that pulse with the idea that "Nothing makes a mess like paint and life".

Leading up to VOLTA New York 2020 and the debut of these large scale works with ZINC contemporary, Norwood Cooper has been asked to participate in 14C with Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects. Recently featured on the “I Like Your Work” podcast and in New American Paintings, Norwood Cooper has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States including First Street Gallery, Kathryn Markel Gallery, M David & Co, SUNY Oneota, and ZINC contemporary. She received her MFA in Painting from Indiana University.

ZINC contemporary founded and curated by Laura Zeck represents emerging and mid-career artists from the PNW and beyond, recognized for their love of color, concept, and visual storytelling. ZINC has a mission to make women in the art world both visible and successful — and passionately believes that art inspires curiosity and fuels positive change needed in our world.

“When quizzed about their top three favorite artists, most people I ask respond with the names of male artists. While it is great that these names are known it does not say much about a world comprised of more than 50% women. Art should reflect the culture. We all know that art can inspire new neural pathways. What if the art we saw more regularly in our homes and institutions was created by women, minorities and the other. What would that do to make our world more balanced and how would that inspire and seed the solutions for so many of our problems. This is nothing that has not been said before. I am just trying to do my part to make it heard.” — Laura Zeck

Ashley Norwood Cooper
BLINDS
2019, Oil on panel, 20 x 16 in.
Ashley Norwood Cooper
INHALE
2019, Oil on panel, 80 x 72 in.
Ashley Norwood Cooper
THE GIRL’S ROOM
2019, Oil on panel, 60 x 48 in.
Ashley Norwood Cooper
TRIPLESPIRAL
2019, Oil on panel, 60 x 48 in.
Ashley Norwood Cooper
GLITTER
2019, Oil on panel, 48 x 60 in.
Ashley Norwood Cooper
WOKE
2019, Oil on panel, 36 x 48 in.
Ashley Norwood Cooper
THE CRYING MEN ARE COMFORTED IN THE ARMS OF THE DIVINE FEMININE (and also a beagle)
2019, Oil oil on panel, 40 x 30 in.