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Barry Cooper: Life Fund – A Retrospective

4th May 2023 @ 09:00 - 8th Jun 2023 @ 17:00

Barry Cooper painting

Barry Cooper has been working as a painter since 1970 and had several one-person shows in London through the early and mid 1980s. In the autumn of 1984 he undertook a year‘s Artist in Residence programme at Frome Community College which began his interest in stone sculpture.

At the age of 40, he began an MA degree in the painting at the Royal College of Art studying with Peter de Francia and John Golding who was a leading authority on Cubism.

In his painting Barry has retained an interest in the fragmentation of the image which he continues to find in a fractal space created through planes and elisions inherited from Cubism. Whilst always yearning for a minimalist simplicity the noise of the outside world continuously breaks in.

Chaos is never far from the surface; surrounded by the destruction of life in the wider world and viewed from the perspective of the comparative paradise that has been my lifetime in the UK since 1945.

Private View 4th May 6pm-9pm – all welcome

Private View and reading of Anthony Conran’s poem, Life Fund, as we travel through over 50 years of Barry’s career as an artist, from the early 1970’s to the present day.

Opening hours:
9am-5pm Tuesday & Wednesday
9am-8pm Thursday & Friday
10am-8pm Saturday
10am-4pm Sunday
(Closed Monday)


4th May 2023 @ 09:00
8th Jun 2023 @ 17:00
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