Sculpture, Photography, and the Index | Recent Work from Leeds College of Art

Tue, Nov 5, 12am - Sat, Nov 9, 2013 12am

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Sarah Hawkins. Class No Longer Exists, 2013.  Card, watercolour

Sarah Hawkins. Class No Longer Exists, 2013. Card, watercolour


41 Cooper Square, LL1
New York, NY 10003

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

This exhibition continues a dialogue begun earlier this year with a photography exhibition of young alumni from The Cooper Union School of Art at Leeds College of Art: FRAMING SPACE / NARRATING PLACE. Organized by Cooper Union faculty member Christine Osinski, FRAMING SPACE / NARRATING PLACE addressed the experience and perception of space, the intersection of photography and sculpture, and the representation of three dimensions in two.  

SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE INDEX includes work by current students, recent graduates and faculty from Leeds College of Art, one of England’s leading art schools outside of London. The exhibition draws in part on the proud history of the college, whose distinguished alumni include Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE INDEX looks at the ways in which sculpture and photography materialize coexistence between subject, object, event, and image.

Works by; Hannah Wenham, Vincent Todd, Claire Holyoake, Karl Sims and Harry Griffiths, Jade Long, Jack Fisher, Richard Green, Joseph Roberts, Sheila Gaffney, Sarah Taylor, Sarah Hawkins, Alex Dodgson and Maxwell Harper. 

Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.