Judy Cooke
In Touch

Paintings 2009-2010

June 3 - August 14, 2010

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With In Touch Judy Cooke continues her exploration of the space between painting and sculpture, examining the physicality of art through irregular forms and visible wood panels. Recently, Cooke has been examining the ideas of the Russian Constructivists, who were interested in applying principals of abstraction and formalism to each and every thing encountered on a daily basis, using diverse and mundane materials to express their ideas. Cooke’s process is a reversal of this approach: informal, discarded debris dictates the form, and sometimes the content, of the work.

One of the Northwest’s most influential abstract painters, Judy Cooke has investigated abstract imagery and the structure of painting for over 30 years. A winner of the Oregon Arts Commission's Individual Artist Fellowship, the Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Art, and a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cooke has been based in Portland, OR since the late 1960s

Exhibition Images

Back Room in Paris
Back Room in Paris
oil and pencil on wood
36 x 23 x 2 inches

  Step
Step
oil on wood panel
9 x 10 x 2 inches

  Step Out
Step Out
oil on wood panel
11.25 x 8.5 x 2 inches

  Broken Z
Broken Z
oil on wood panel
43 x 36 x 2 inches

  Break
Break
oil and galkyd on wood
12.25 x 12.75 x 2 inches

  Shadow
Shadow
oil and galkyd on wood
12.75 x 12.25 x 2 inches

  Stairway
Stairway
oil and galkyd on wood
12.75 x 12.25 x 2 inches

  Shift
Shift
oil and galkyd on wood
12.75 x 12.25 x 2 inches

  Playground
Playground
oil and galkyd on wood
25.5 x 12.25 x 2 inches

  Broken Fence
Broken Fence
oil and pencil on wood
8 x 96 x 2 inches

  Transformation
Transformation
oil and galkyd on wood
8 x 96 x 2 inches

  Untitled
Untitled
10.5 x 96 x .25 inches

  Rain Catcher
Rain Catcher
oil and galkyd on wood
43 x 36 x 2 inches