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Monica Cook at Marcia Wood Gallery

"SCAD", "artists", "exhibition", "painting"Katie Runnels2 Comments
I'm kicking myself for not remembering to post this earlier!  Tonight was the opening for Monica Cook's new exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta. The show, Seeded and Soiled will be up through November 28. I gathered a small but telling quote from Monica from the Gallery's website:
“{the figures} wrestle with debauchery and virtue, control and liberation, logic and absurdity – the beauty and repulsion inherent in each of these extremes and the magnificent struggle in our search for balance”. 

Sprouting Potatoes
oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 2009

I'm intrigued by Monica as a person and an artist; from her quixotic imagery to her stunning technical painting skills-no other painter has ever impressed me more thoroughly!  More of her work can be viewed herehere and at shopSCAD-- and if at all possible be sure to view her work in person whenever possible! xo