Monday, October 7, 2013

New Exhibitions by loop Gallery Members Tara Cooper:'Supercell' and Suzanne Nacha: 'Outliers'

October 12th – November 3rd, 2013 | Reception: Saturday, October 12th, 2013, 2-5PM
Q & A moderated by Stephanie D’Amico Saturday, November 2nd, 2PM

Tara Cooper

October 12th – November 3rd, 2013
Reception:  Saturday, October 12th, 2- 5 PM
Q & A: Saturday, November 2nd, 2pm

loop Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by loop member, Tara Cooper, entitled Supercell. 

Supercell addresses the current condition and impact of severe weather occurring each spring in North America. Research included two storm-chasing expeditions, May 2012 and June 2013. Focusing on the great plains of the United States, the expedition covered more than 6000 kilometers in search of supercells. Best known for producing severe meteorological outcomes such as hail, tornadoes and torrential rainfall, supercells are cumulonimbus storm clouds that rotate due to strong updrafts. It is a project that combines scientific fact and data with the visual poetics of a storm cloud. Supercell is part of Cooper’s on-going series entitled Weather Girl.

Weather Girl’s Top Storm-Chasing Surprise:
A series of dents and divets marking cars from Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado or Texas most likely means that the car and possibly its driver were caught in a hailstorm.

Supercell led Cooper to a residency with the Wassaic Project in New York, August 2013. It also received financial support through the Lois Claxton Humanities and Social Sciences Award. Cooper completed her MFA at Cornell University, specializing in the disciplines of print, short film and installation. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo.

Learn more about Tara Cooper’s work during a Q & A session with Suzanne Nacha and moderator, Stephanie D’Amico, on Saturday, November 2nd at 2PM.

Suzanne Nacha
October 12th – November 3rd, 2013
Reception:  Saturday, October 12th, 2- 5 PM
Q & A with Tara Cooper, moderated by Stephanie D’Amico: Saturday, November 2nd, 2PM   

 loop Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by loop member, Suzanne Nacha, entitled Outliers. 

A narrative that takes place at the fringes of abandoned territories plays out in the exhibition entitled Outliers. Anthropomorphism of industrial structures and colour-filled abstracted passages are filtered through the medium of stop-motion animation in the exhibition’s central video piece. In this odd and unsettled narrative - we look on as machine-like assemblages endlessly grind away in an otherwise desolate landscape.

For the past decade, Suzanne Nacha has been creating art that attempts to make sense of the earth: everything on it, inside it and around it. Employing humour and gravity in equal measure her work seeks to highlight the inter-tangled relationship between landscape and its (often implied) occupants.  With this new exhibition featuring stop-motion animation, works on paper and sculpture, Nacha charts an oblique narrative 

Images: (left) Tara Cooper, Supercell, video still, 2013 | (right) Suzanne Nacha, Outliers, video still, 2013

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