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Skyward

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Kopeikin Gallery
Skyward

8687 Melrose Ave Suite B 230
West Hollywood, CA 90046
January 27th, 2012 - March 2nd, 2012

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http://www.youngprojectsgallery.com
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west hollywood/b.h.
EMAIL:  
young.paul@yahoo.com
PHONE:  
323.377.1102
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Fri 11-5; By Appt on Saturdays
TAGS:  
video-art

DESCRIPTION

Cooley's  video work builds directly out of his photographic practice, the image constitutes a collection of moments, which he seamlessly weaves together into a unified whole via computer software. His video piece, Skyward (2012), which is projected onto the ceiling, extends that idea to a grand scale offering a single uninterrupted tracking shot from downtown Los Angeles to Pacific Palisades. However, as a kind of rebuttal to Gursky and Crewdson's "godlike" camera, he keeps his POV on the ground, allowing the upper atmosphere to become a kind of canvass. Thus time and space become fictionalized, which itself becomes an allegory for the city.