" ‘The Garden’, in its biggest sense, offers freedom and a change of pace, a place of work, contemplation and creativity, not so different perhaps from an artist’s studio” EC
At the heart of Cooper’s drawing , painting, and printmaking is the iconic female figure. Her themes are the big subjects of life, sexuality, birth, nurture and creativity, love and loss. The 'Garden' drawings are rich in tone, with subtle atmospheric colour. Coopers confident use of line underpins her first explorations of sculpture, the new bronzes are inventive and refreshingly direct.
“These new works, began as a fantasy - my imagining being outside, whilst very much rooted in the studio. They are made for exhibition at the beautiful Rabley Drawing Centre and are part memory and part wishful thinking. The Garden, in its biggest sense, offers freedom and a change of pace, a place of work, contemplation and creativity, not so different perhaps from an artists studio.” Eileen Cooper
Over four decades Eileen Cooper's work has evolved to make her one of Britain's foremost figurative artists. She is an elected Royal Academician and currently Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts. Cooper's drawings 1977-2015 will also be the subject of a retrospective exhibition ‘Hide and Seek’,
29 May – 23 August 2015 in The John Madejski Fine Rooms at the Royal Academy, London.
Private View - 12 – 2pm
2 – 4pm –‘Garden’ Party
Please bring a picnic to share in the garden adjacent to the gallery.
Special Coach from London
If you would like to join us from London we will run a mini - coach between the Royal Academy and Rabley Drawing Centre.
Depart London 10.45
Depart Rabley Drawing Centre 4pm, Arrive approx 5.45pm
Booking Essential.– Limited places, Please book online