Swarm by Ashley Norwood Cooper
Ashley Norwood Cooper, Swarm (2022), Oil on wood panel , 18 x 24 inches

Earthen Energies, Ancient Roots

Ashley Norwood Cooper and Jackie Shatz

June 23 – July 31, 2022 | Opening Reception: June 25, 2022

Susan Eley Fine Art, Hudson presents Earthen Energies, Ancient Roots: a two-person exhibition featuring new work by Ashley Norwood Cooper and Jackie Shatz, on view June 23—July 31, 2022. Both artists will be present for an opening reception on Saturday, June 25th from 6-8PM.

Norwood Cooper and Shatz are grounded in nature for both their subjects and their materials. They produce ceramics, multi-media sculptures and oil paintings that reflect their surrounding environments and capture the lyrical movements of humans and animals residing within. Thematically, they confront fragility and anxiety; joy and rejuvenation. The artists often conjure ancient energies and mythologies in their visual motifs and contextual references. Earthen Energies, Ancient Roots will highlight sculpture, dynamically arranged in SEFA's unique architecture: Norwood Cooper's wax bees suspended in the windows and Schatz's lyrical biomorphic figures as ceramics hung on the walls. Both artists are based in New York State, and this exhibition marks their first presentation with SEFA.