Summer Series: House Guests – Blue Tiers, June 4-25, 2016



COOP Gallery is pleased to present a series of exhibitions entitled House Guests. Running through the end of summer, COOP has asked four different curators or curatorial teams from around the region to take over our new space in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood. For the second show, COOP has invited GOOD WEATHER from North Little Rock, Arkansas. See their press release below:

Blue Tiers                                                                     

June 4–25, 2016

Opening: June 4, 2016 from 6–9 pm
507 Hagan Street Nashville, TN 37203

Good Weather presents a solo exhibition by Martha Mysko that continues the layering of this invitation of occupation with an installation formed through and around a group show curated by Haynes Riley with works from Alika Cooper, Mark Dineen, Talon Gustafson, Tony Hope, and Dylan Spaysky.

More about the artists:

Martha Mysko (b. 1982 Baltimore, Maryland) has had solo exhibitions at MARC STRAUS (2012 and 2014) in New York, New York; Art-in-Buildings West 10th Window (2016) in New York, New York; Sadie Halie Projects (2015) in Brooklyn, New York; Good Weather (2014) in North Little Rock, Arkansas; and Culture Room (collaborative, 2013) in Brooklyn, New York. Two-person and group exhibitions include Rabbit Redux at Small Editions (2016); Re/Post at Storefront Ten Eyck (2015); The Body Metonymic: International Contemporary Sculpture at Oakland University Art Gallery (2014); On Deck at MARC STRAUS (2013); and Peekskill Project V (2012) at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA). Martha received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011. She currently lives and works in Pontiac, Michigan.

Alika Cooper (b. 1979 Agana, Guam) attended the California College of the Arts for her BFA and MFA. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Actual Size (Los Angeles), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), MULHERIN (Toronto), and Tracy Williams, Ltd. (New York). Her work has been in exhibitions at Richard Telles Fine Art (Los Angeles), Robert Blumenthal Gallery (New York), LAXART (Los Angeles), and Western Exhibitions (Chicago). Her work has been covered in Artforum, Frieze, and Flash Art. She recently was a panelist on Cheryl Donegan: Screening and Panel: Marjorie Keller’s Daughters of Chaos at the New Museum. She is the recipient of a grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. She was Artist-in-Residence at The Luminary (St. Louis) in spring 2014.

Mark Dineen (b. 1983 Elgin, Illinois) is a Detroit-based artist and educator. Through experimentation and iteration, he develops unconventional approaches to working with commonplace materials such as wood, plastic, leather, and cement. His work contrasts the logic and efficiencies of industrial production with the idiosyncratic nature of craft-based studio production. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mark is also a director at Talking Dolls, an experimental design group based in Detroit, Michigan.

Talon Gustafson (b. 1977 Mokena, Illinois) was raised in Centennial, Wyoming and earned his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. He lives and works in New York City and is co-founder and writer for the online arts quarterly WOW HUH. Gustafson also owns and operates the apartment gallery Culture Room with Ashley Zangle.

Tony Hope (b. 1989 Redford, Michigan) lives and works in Livonia, Michigan.

Dylan Spaysky (b. 1981 Waterford, Michigan) lives and works in Hamtramck, Michigan. Selected exhibitions include Susanne Hilberry (Detroit), NGBK (Berlin), Cleopatra’s (Brooklyn), Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (Cleveland), and Clifton Benevento (New York).

More about the curator: Haynes Riley is an artist, curator, and designer with an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is founder and director at Good Weather in North Little Rock, Arkansas. While at the helm of Good Weather, Riley has organized twenty nine solo exhibitions and participated in NADA New York, Material Art Fair (Mexico City), ARTBandini Los Angeles, and 9/50: A Southeast Arts Presenters Summit at Atlanta Contemporary; and published artists’ books and editions that have been presented at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Los Angeles), Detroit Art Book Fair, and VA/BF (Vancouver). Riley also founded Girl/Boy Gallery while participating in the Ox-Bow School of Art Fall Artist Residency; co-curated In All Kinds of Weather at Gallery Protocol (Gainesville); and co-curated Shades in Little Rock and curated In the Heat of the Night in Chicago through The Bedfellow’s Club. Riley has participated in residencies at Ox-Bow, ACRE, Vermont Studio Center, WZFR, and The Luminary. He lives and works in North Little Rock and Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.