Cori Anderson I January 23rd, 2019
“For the next two months, The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is displaying an enormous group exhibition of all Colorado-based artists. But this exhibition is more than just a viewing, it’s a juried show. Each artist contributed one or two pieces and the only theme is that they all practice within the state. Called Art of the State, the exhibition showcases the variety, depth and expertise of local artists. Although there are more than 100 artists on display until March 31, we’ve put together a list of 10 not to miss when you make a visit.….
Industrial geometry is what Denver-based artist Jodie Roth Cooper creates. Using welding techniques and steel, the artist makes large sculptures — both free standing and hanging from walls or ceilings — that act as both illusion and obstacle. Though his materials are hard and heavy, some of his design work is as precise as lace, fooling the viewer into thinking of his work as fragile. His piece in the show — Gleaming — draws the eye from the sturdy, straight-lined cube to the triangulated design in the middle, giving it a hint of growth or movement.”