THOMAS JOSHUA COOPER, Boulder, Shoshone Falls silver gelatin print, hand toned & printed by the artist in an edition of 3
The Ingleby Gallery is delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition of new work by Thomas Joshua Cooper which opens on Wednesday 18th March.
Cooper is one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working anywhere in the world today. He was born in California in 1946, but has lived in Scotland for many years. He is the head of photography at Glasgow School of Art, but spends much of his life travelling to the edges of the world. Like artists such as Richard Long, and Hamish Fulton, Cooper is a nomadic artist whose extraordinary photographs are made in series' at significant points around the world. The locations are found on a map, tracked down and then photographed, each place the subject of a single negative taken with an antique field camera. They are meditative, almost philosophical images, exquisitely printed by the artist in the 19th century manner with layers of silver and gold chloride.
We have worked with Cooper since 2001, and included his work alongside Richard Long and photographs from the Paul Nash archive in our exhibition LAND three years ago, but this will be our first one man exhibition. He is currently preparing and printing a group of twelve new works for our exhibition which will be available to view online from the opening of the exhibition, or by request prior to it. Please contact the gallery for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooper has exhibited widely in Europe and America and has work in many museum collections including the art institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Modern Art in Oslo. He has just been announced as one of the lead artists in the collection of the new Scottish Parliament Building.