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Barn #6 Photograph - Limited Edition of 6

James Cooper

United States

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 30 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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Barn #6 - Selected for inclusion in the LensWork photo book Our Magnificent Planet 2021. Selected for the 19th Pollux Awards 2023 by Stephen Perloff, Founder and editor of The Photo Review and editor of The Photograph Collector, Langhorne, PA, and Julio Hirsch-Hardy, Curator, Founder, and Director of FotoNostrum Gallery and publisher of FotoNostrum Magazine, Barcelona, Spain, as jurors. Honorable Mention in the Fine Art category for the Agriculture Series, 2023. C-print, unmanipulated transparency film image, 20”x30” image size, 24”x34” paper size, edition of three c-prints, edition of three pigment prints. Signed, numbered and captioned in ink on the verso. From the From the Agriculture Series.

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Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:6

Size:30 W x 20 H x 0.1 D in

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"A similar sense of calm informs James Cooper's three renderings of distant horizons. They manage to recall Hiroshi Sugimoto seascapes and color-field painting both." Mark Feeney, arts writer, reviewer, and editor, Boston Globe "In his unmanipulated, sweeping American landscapes - captured with transparency film - James Cooper's alluring compositions feature simple shapes and geometries with minimal detail, elevating his work into elegant abstract imagery." Elin Spring, photography writer, What Will You Remember? "Cooper's 'Surf Beach Station' is compelling.” Daniella Walsh, art critic. "The fact is that when one stands in front of one of James Cooper's works, one wonders in this era of computer graphics, if his images have been manipulated. The answer is no; they are unmanipulated.” Antoinette Sullivan, Studio Gallery. Suggestive of the American modernism Precisionism movement, the work is characterized by the reduction of compositions to simple shapes and underlying geometrical structures, with clear outlines, minimal detail, unexpected viewpoints and framing, and an emphasis on the abstract form of the subject. American Precisionists focused on selecting subjects from the American landscape and regional American culture. Many of the same artists applied their new style to long-familiar American scenes, such as agricultural structures and domestic architecture. Even such conventional motifs as a still life of fruit or flowers were treated to a fresh assessment in the Precisionist style. Their paintings, drawings, and prints also showed the influence of recent work by American photographers, such as Paul Strand, who were utilizing sharp focus and lighting, unexpected viewpoints and cropping, and emphasis on the abstract form of the subject. The style is evident in Ellsworth Kelly's photographs, from 1950s through the 1980s of barns, their interlocking forms evoking the planes of his own paintings and sculptures. Central to many of these images are windows, roofs, and the shadows they cast. He explains that "[...] I'm not interested in the texture of the rock, or that it is a rock, but in the mass of it, and its shadow." The connections between the Precisionist approach and a wider social context were strong. One view was the utopian ideal of technology bringing order to the modern world by enhancing the speed, efficiency, and cleanliness of everyday life.

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