Monday, March 14, 2011

Ripple Effect

We passed a boarded construction site in Soho a few months back that was plastered with black and white images of sports stars from the seventies. We were intrigued by the contradiction of how dated the imagery was, but once photographed with the ripples of paste on paper, how ironic and modern they seemed--the ultimate physical specimens of their day left to weather and wrinkle, perpetually still. Melissa Cooke's brilliant Vacuum drawings are contrary in the opposite way--still images capturing the tension of a moment, a frozen action that begs release.

Soho construction site sport star

Melissa Cooke, Vacuum #10


Melissa Cooke, Vacuum #1

Melissa Cooke, Vacuum #7

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