Tooth, Bark, and the Laws of Contact: Linda Lopez, September 2015

Linda Lopez: Tooth, Bark, and the Laws of Contact
September 5th-26th – Opening Reception September 5th, 6-9pm

COOP Gallery is pleased to present “Linda Lopez: Tooth, Bark, and the Laws of Contact,” an exhibition continuing Lopez’s investigation into ways of considering the lives, histories, and emotions of the mundane objects we encounter daily. In these mixed-media works, colorful and poetic vignettes populate the gallery space—each composition a carefully orchestrated scene of Lopez’s invented domestic characters where she explores the relationship between subject and object.

Lopez says of the work, “These observations present abstracted instances of connectivity in past encounters between ourselves and objects. I am searching for an intangible affinity that captures the communication between people and things. In this realm, logic is lost, objects are personified, perception is everchanging,and things become their true self.”

More about the Artist

Linda Lopez (b. 1981 Visalia, California) received a BFA in ceramics and BA in art education from California State University of Chico. She received a MFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout the United States including Robischon Gallery, Denver; Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery, New York; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2015, Lopez was included in theState of the Art Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and featured in American Craft Magazine. Lopez is currently represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, FL.