COOP Gallery is pleased to announce its July exhibition by Chicago artist Steven Frost. Entitled “every man a winner,” Frost reconfigures heroic tropes with his own decidedly craft and design-influenced aesthetic. Consisting of sculpture and fiber based media, “every man a winner” addresses concerns of concept and materiality. Drawing on the assumed cultural and economic value of materials, as well as the visual language of comic books, sports, popular culture and queer effect, Frost presents them in alternative contexts, eventually recycling elements of his own work into future pieces. The result is an index of ideas that point back to one cultural point of origin and simultaneously to all its subsequent uses in his work.

The show opening is July 2 from 6-9 pm, and run through Saturday, July 30.

INTERVIEW

http://newamericanpaintings.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/wrestling-with-painting-steven-frost/

http://www.stevenfrost.com

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