Actual Size is pleased to present Determined By The Sun, a project by Alika Cooper. Cooper’s paintings hover between the abstract and figurative. The gray scale gradient fabric collages form planes that recede and extend to provide sense of impossible space. This installation expands upon Cooper’s painting practice by exhibiting her works within an environment that explodes the interplay between scale, shape and distance within her paintings into an extended physical environment.
Alika Cooper B. 1979 Guam, lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from California College of the Arts and has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY; MULHERIN, Toronto, Canada; and Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA; among others as well as group exhibitions including ACME., Los Angeles, CA; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA; Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY; and The Torrance Art Museum, CA. Her work is held in several private and public collections.