Heather Cook exhibit at the Praz-Delavallade Gallery

El Ogorodova
Apr 30, 2018 · 2 min read

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The beauty about Los Angeles is that the minute you look at the city’s calendar, there is definitely something going on. This Saturday I attended the opening of Heather Cook’s exhibit, “1D 5L 2D 6L 3D 7L 4D 8L 5D 1L 6D 2L 7D 3L 8D 4L” at the Praz-Delavallade gallery.

Heather Cook’s “1D 5L 2D 6L 3D 7L 4D 8L 5D 1L 6D 2L 7D 3L 8D 4L” exhibit at the Praz-Delavallade Gallery

Heather Cook received her MFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena which, made the exhibit particularly interesting to me.

Shadow Weave, Heather Cook

Two series of woven work was presented throughout three rooms. You are first presented with Cook’s Shadow Weaves and then lead to see the Weaving Drafts. The compositions are made out of yarn. The yarn is painted with acrylic before being woven together, creating a picture in which the image lives within the canvas as opposed to on the surface.

Shadow Weaves, Heather Cook

While standing in front of one of the huge woven creations and letting myself drown in the complex graphic imagery created by the weave, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own line of work.

There is a certain presence of chance in all finished work. The process of planning followed by building will be inevitably altered by interference. This sort of distortion that happens in the creation of every project is why shaping an idea into form is addicting and forever drives a creative mind to design.

Shadow Weave Draft Graph

If you have a free afternoon, stop by the Praz-Delavallade
The Heather Cook exhibit will be displayed until June 16th.

El Ogorodova

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A Muscovite raised as a Milanese, is now designing between Los Angeles and Lugano. el-ogorodova.com

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