Ron Cooper: Cars & Bars – Artist Reception
Cars & Bars is Cooper’s first solo exhibition at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art since 2001, and the gallery’s first single-artist exhibition since re-opening after the COVID-19 pandemic. The title of the series, Corona Bars refers to the artist’s most recent work, created while in quarantine during the pandemic. With their transparent plexiglass sides, these pieces capture light from all angles, electrifying the synthetic pigments and medium on their faces. Presented alongside two of Cooper’s prized classic cars, the Corona Bars invite the viewer into their own exploration of form and surface, and the relationships between hand-made contemporary art and finish-fetish car culture.