Sculptures by Barbara Cooper seen at Paulina Station of the Brown Line, Chicago, IL, Chicago - Transitions
Sculptures by Barbara Cooper seen at Paulina Station of the Brown Line, Chicago, IL, Chicago - TransitionsSculptures by Barbara Cooper seen at Paulina Station of the Brown Line, Chicago, IL, Chicago - TransitionsSculptures by Barbara Cooper seen at Paulina Station of the Brown Line, Chicago, IL, Chicago - Transitions
Riveted stainless steel and brass suspended sculpture (3’ x 11’ x 6’) and glass and stone mosaic (6’ x 15’); Entryway, Paulina Stop, Chicago Transit System’s Brown Line. The forms mirror the fluid, ephemeral, high-energy cellular neighborhoods of the city and the connections and intersections between them which public transportation facilitates. Passengers enter the station under the stainless and brass suspended sculpture, constructed by Vector Custom Fabricating in Chicago. As they go up the stairs that split off in opposite directions, they encounter a glass wall mosaic fabricated by Franz Mayer of Munich, Germany.

Meet the Creator

"“Barbara Cooper works fluidly between sculpture and drawing. Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington, presented an extensive solo exhibition, accompanied by a 32-page color catalogue. Other solo shows include the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, the Chicago Cultural Center, Fassbender Gallery in Chicago, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and the Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, in Iceland.

She has been an invited artist at Pilchuck, and the Kohler Arts / Industry Program, and the Johnson Atelier. Yaddo, Macdowell, Ragdale, Blue Mountain Center, Montalvo, and the Camargo Foundation in France, are among the many residencies she has held.

Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Cranbrook Museum of Art, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, among others.

Cooper recently completed public art commissions for the Avalon Library in Chicago and the Chicago Transit Administration, and the Rhode Island Airport in Providence. A Chicago resident, Cooper has received three Illinois Arts Council Fellowships.”"

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