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LightScapes - Calm After the Storm

The new solo exhibition of original art by Daniel Cooper

 

Physical exhibition showing at The Ruskin Museum, Coniston
and
online here on danielcooperart.com/lightscapes

 

25th June - 30 August 2021

 
All works for sale and available direct from The Ruskin Museum:
The Ruskin Museum, Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8DU
telephone. 015394 41164  |  e-mail. information@ruskinmuseum.com
 
COVID-19: For the safety of yourself and others, please do continue to observe government guidelines that are in place during your attendance of the exhibition at the museum.
Press release 2021: LightScapes - Calm After the Storm

 

As we all come to the end of a difficult and anxious time for everyone, hope begins to emerge like a ray of light through cloud. Since the beginning of the pandemic, like many, Cooper has dedicated most of his time with his family and working from home online. Shortly after the start of the first lockdown, Cooper created one of the first online exclusive solo exhibitions by an artist working in Cumbria. Tilted ‘Wandering Cloud’ – the physical show was originally destined to be hung at The Ruskin Museum during the Spring of 2020. Shown on a dedicated page on his website, the online version of this show was a great success for Cooper.
As lockdowns eased and travel restrictions relaxed, Cooper’s ventures out in The Lake District remained minimal, yet he was keen to create a narrative that is emotionally reflective and quietly contemplative after a period of lifestyle changes and challenges.
 
‘LightScapes – Calm After the Storm’, is the latest solo exhibition by Daniel Cooper, and is hosted by The Ruskin Museum in Coniston, Cumbria. Bringing together new, original paintings and drawings, Cooper reflects on memories of past visits to Coniston and The Lakes. ‘Landscapes’, for the most part, sees a large collection of The Peaks alongside studies of the moon and evenings in The Lake District. The Peaks have almost become Cooper’s signature series, a minimal representation of the summit of a fell in charcoal. They appear out of the white cloud and each are isolated in solitude. Cooper’s moon studies have also become a long-time fascination by the artist, and these include a series of evening and night time paintings, creating an exhibition that represents the spectacle of the Lakes in the later hours of day.
 
“After running my last solo exhibition at Brantwood, concurrently and at the same venue as a special retrospective of the works by JMW Turner, 2019 was quite an intense year! 2020 and 2021 has naturally driven me to reflect on my practice and process, and my response this year I feel shows this. ‘Lightscapes’ is a calm visual experience after the metaphorical storm of the past year.”
 
During 2020, Daniel continued to work with his representative galleries. Online has become an essential workplace for Cooper too, as well as a solo exhibition, he has participated in another online-exclusive show hosted by lakedistrictart.co.uk. In collaboration with his framer, Cooper also created a month-long window display show for passers-by on Ulverston’s high street. Spring 2021 began with Cooper’s new website and social media presence, containing a comprehensive portfolio of original works and a brand-new collection of limited-edition prints.   
In 2021, Cooper was awarded with recognition of special performance in business innovation during the COVID-19 crisis. The award was made and presented by the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Julie Barton.
 

 

Directions and Parking
from M6 , Junction 36, follow either:
A591 to Ambleside or A590 to Greenodd
 
from Ambleside follow A593 via Skelwith Bridge to Coniston; on entering village, there is free parking in the bays on the left, limited to one hour; and unlimited-time free parking on the right; alternatively, continue for a further 100metres, and take right turn, between Coniston Co-Op and the Black Bull, proceed 200metres : museum is on your right. There is limited parking on site for disabled guests/those with limited mobility. If you continue past the museum gates, there is free parking, just round the bend, on the left – with no time limits.
 
from Greenodd, follow A5092 for approx 2 miles, and take right turn at Lowick on to A5084 via Blawith and Water Yeat, past Hadwin’s Land Rover, to Torver; turn right at T-junction, on  A593 to Coniston; pass petrol station on right, over bridge, bearing left, and take left turn, between the Black Bull and Coniston Co-Op, proceed 200metres : museum is on your right. There is limited parking on site for disabled guests/those with limited mobility. If you continue past the museum gates, there is free parking, just round the bend, on the left – with no time limits.
 
Directions and Parking
from M6 , Junction 36, follow either:
A591 to Ambleside or A590 to Greenodd
 
from Ambleside follow A593 via Skelwith Bridge to Coniston; on entering village, there is free parking in the bays on the left, limited to one hour; and unlimited-time free parking on the right; alternatively, continue for a further 100metres, and take right turn, between Coniston Co-Op and the Black Bull, proceed 200metres : museum is on your right. There is limited parking on site for disabled guests/those with limited mobility. If you continue past the museum gates, there is free parking, just round the bend, on the left – with no time limits.
 
from Greenodd, follow A5092 for approx 2 miles, and take right turn at Lowick on to A5084 via Blawith and Water Yeat, past Hadwin’s Land Rover, to Torver; turn right at T-junction, on  A593 to Coniston; pass petrol station on right, over bridge, bearing left, and take left turn, between the Black Bull and Coniston Co-Op, proceed 200metres : museum is on your right. There is limited parking on site for disabled guests/those with limited mobility. If you continue past the museum gates, there is free parking, just round the bend, on the left – with no time limits
 
Directions and Parking
from M6 , Junction 36, follow either:
A591 to Ambleside or A590 to Greenodd
 
from Ambleside follow A593 via Skelwith Bridge to Coniston; on entering village, there is free parking in the bays on the left, limited to one hour; and unlimited-time free parking on the right; alternatively, continue for a further 100metres, and take right turn, between Coniston Co-Op and the Black Bull, proceed 200metres : museum is on your right. There is limited parking on site for disabled guests/those with limited mobility. If you continue past the museum gates, there is free parking, just round the bend, on the left – with no time limits.
 
from Greenodd, follow A5092 for approx 2 miles, and take right turn at Lowick on to A5084 via Blawith and Water Yeat, past Hadwin’s Land Rover, to Torver; turn right at T-junction, on  A593 to Coniston; pass petrol station on right, over bridge, bearing left, and take left turn, between the Black Bull and Coniston Co-Op, proceed 200metres : museum is on yourright. There is limited parking on site for disabled guests/those with limited mobility. If you continue past the museum gates, there is free parking, just round the bend, on the left – with no time limits