Recap: Dialogue: Brendan Monroe at Cooper Cole

On Saturday, March 3, the members of the Ministry were invited to attend a talk at Cooper Cole gallery from internationally exhibited mixed media artist Brendan Monroe. His latest show, Observations of Light and Matter, opened at Cooper Cole on March 2, and is his first time exhibiting in Canada.

Observations of Light and Matter runs until March 25. See more photos from the artist’s talk after the jump.

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Exhibition: Brendan Monroe at COOPER COLE

American artist Brendan Monroe will be making his Canadian debut with an ambitious exhibition that consists of 50 paintings and sculptures.  Monroe cultivates a taste for scientific challenges, relationships to math, the properties of physics, and the surreal.  His dream-like scenes overflow with cellular shapes, creating a landscape set on a universal level.  Möbius strips and algorithms integrate with human figures to create an environment that allows the mind to explore a journey of solitude.  Monroe’s atmospheric imagery achieces a pause in both time and space; a monent that can be read as either the creation of new being or as the passing in to a serene immortality.
Brendan Monroe was born and rasied in Southern California and received a BFA honours from the Art Center College of Design.  He has exhibited his art internationally at galleries such as Richard Heller in Los Angeles and Galerie LJ in Paris.  His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times and New American Paintings.  Monroe currently lives and works in Oakland, California.

Observations of Light & Matter runs from March 3 – March 25, 2012. For more information about the opening on Friday night, check out the Facebook page for the event.