April & May Gallery Show: What Dreams May Come, an exhibit by Lane Cooper

Waterloo Arts welcomes internationally renowned artist and Cleveland Institute of Art, Associate Professor, Lane Cooper to the gallery on April 1, 2016. This gallery exhibit will be displayed for a little over a month and a half and will be taken down on May 20, 2016. Please join us for the show opening on April 1 from 5 pm till 9 pm during the April, Walk All Over Waterloo art crawl in Collinwood. There will also be an artist talk, while this exhibit is hanging in the gallery, but the date is to be determined, so check in on our facebook page and website for updates.

” And if technology can achieve finer tuning, our own brains are more old-fashioned. We rebuild the world one neural impulse, one guess at a time, but the picture we get is a question of priorities, and hallucinations. We’re inclined to see what we hope for, or what we fear, mixed into the stew of perception. To fine tune meaning and understanding is the work of a lifetime”.
Douglas Max Utter, Spring 2016 CAN Journal



Show Opening

Friday, April 1 from 5 pm to 9 pm, during Walk All Over Waterloo


Artist Talk



Artist Bio

Lane Cooper is an artist, who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of 2010 she was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season. She holds a master’s degree in art history with an emphasis in contemporary art and an MFA in painting. She has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.


Artist Statement

Fragments of experience come together within us to generate meaning. Sometimes the way we put these fragments together transcends becoming profound. I am deeply interested in the relationship between external material, physical realities and internal, metaphysical visions. I am interested as well in how experience and meaning are continually slipping, how a true and finite – complete – understanding of “something” is always and forever just out of reach. What I seek is to communicate a sense of the perpetually shifting horizon line that is reality – a horizon line which marks truly and forever the unreachable edge of infinity.



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