Coop Gallery is excited to present “Cone of Uncertainty,” a selection of images by photographer Darin Mickey shot over the past two years in Arkansas, New York, Pennsylvania and Kansas. Though their relationships to those places is largely inconsequential, their relationship to each other as images is not. Like the path of a storm, the elements Mickey photographs are unified by their uncertain trajectories and how they chaotically and unknowingly re-shape their surroundings once they come to rest in a picture. From a bent utility pole against a gradient blue sky to an apparition of light on a bathroom wall, we are presented with the transcendent beauty of everyday things in the most commonplace of surroundings.
“Mickeys images feel barren, inanimate, almost unconscious, yet at the same time they possess a pulse, they exude that sentient quality which is so hard to achieve, not only with the ‘urban’ landscape, but with photography in all its ubiquitous, universal forms.” -Matthew Oxely, HOTSHOE
Darin Mickey lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in New York, Kansas City, Seattle, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Tokyo. He is the author of “Stuff I Gotta Remember Not to Forget,” J&L Books. His images have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, I.D., Foam, and Doubletake among others. Darin teaches photography at The Cooper Union and The International Center of Photography. You can find more of his work at www.darinmickey.com