“Idle Hands” New Works by Coop

by CaroPosted on

On Friday, July 15th, Corey Helford Gallery debuted “Idle Hands”, pop artist Chris Cooper aka COOP’s first solo exhibition since 2009.  Self-described as a “hillbilly sex crime pop” artist, COOP’s “Idle Hands” series amps up his boldly colored signature style with massive acrylic and enamel paintings- soon to be a book by Baby Tattoo Press. He explains his process as “trying to crack the code to maximize impact, playing with different materials, including more text and texture, anything to keep the process interesting for me.” Corey Helford’s upstairs loft showcases COOP’s black and white process sketches for the exhibit, pointing out the comic book influence that gives his sexed-up superheroes a new edge. “Idle Hands” by COOP exhibits at Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA, from July 15 – August 3, 2011. – Caro

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