New works by Melissa Cooper and Mark Gatewood at Bronze Coast Gallery
Cooper sculpts wildlife with a focus on birds. ‘Aspen and Blues 2’ is a bronze vessel with four blue birds clinging to aspen branches encircling the vase. Cooper also delivered three smaller bronzes that are superb representations of a wren, a chickadee, and a vireo. Cooper believes that facial features and detail are the key to infusing the animal with spirit and personality.
Gatewood delivered two new paintings, ‘Detour’ and ‘Elusive’, both done with acrylics and resin on curved wood frames. He incorporates this sculptural aspect to his paintings, using three dimensional casts of industrial resin painted in layers and applied to the surface of the structure, creating a very dramatic and involving visual experience.