Justine Cooper, "Reach", 2000, MRI scans, film, plexi glass, laminate, 17 ½ x 8 x 8”, Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, NYC

Justine Cooper, “Reach”, 2000, MRI scans, film, plexi glass, laminate, 17 ½ x 8 x 8”, Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, NYC

Justine Cooper

Justine Cooper’s spectrally elegant sculpture “Reach” (2000) consists of planar sections of her hands and forearms from MRI data printed on stacked glass sheets re-assembled in 3-D. They impel the viewer to move around in space in order to reconcile the pieces back into a coherent whole. This mirrors the translation and deciphering processes of MRI while making the interstitial areas the viewer’s spaces. -Kóan-Jeff Baysa

Justine Cooper earned her Masters of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts in Australia and her Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University in NY. An interdisciplinary artist, Cooper has exhibited internationally in over 50 shows and screenings, across five continents including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC, Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in CA, the and the Julie Saul Gallery in NYC. She is currently working on a new series of photographs based on the stored collections of the American Museum of Natural History. She has participated in public programming, artist residencies and workshops at a number of institutions and organizations throughout Australia , Asia and the United States . Her areas of interest include the intersections of science and art, including appropriating the technologies of science for the purposes of art. More recently she has focused on the relationship of science to society, and how we systematize, assign or create value in our culture.

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