Adrian Cooke – Wood Works

Adrian Cooke – Wood Works

Exhibition Opening January 28, 7pm – 9pm  

Adrian Cooke – Wood Works

Wood, a medium I love for its versatility and warmth, can be cut, bent, burnt, sanded, chiselled, chipped, dyed, laminated and imprinted with saws, drills, sanders, carving tools and torches. Manipulating surfaces exposes hard and soft grains, introducing a certain sensitivity and aesthetic that directly affects the work’s shape and tactile appearance.

My sculptures are a continuation of themes and philosophies influenced by many years of living on the prairies.  They are related to both natural and human-made elements of the prairie landscape whose significance is magnified by the presence of an unbending, uncompromising horizon.


Adrian Cooke is an artist/sculptor with a record of both solo and group exhibitions across Canada. After graduating with honours from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, he pursued post-diploma studies at the New York Studio School in New York City and earned his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Adrian has been a juror and member of various arts organizations. Canada Council Grants provided him with the opportunity to travel abroad where he made work in the historical atmosphere of England and Italy, and furthered his interest in architecture and design.

Among the institutions that include his work in their collections are: City of St. Laurent, Quebec; Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, Toronto; Concordia University, Montreal; The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Halifax; the Canada Council Art Bank; The Glenbow Museum, Calgary; the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; and the University of Lethbridge.

Adrian continues to live and work in Lethbridge, Alberta, pursuing opportunities related to his artistic pursuits.

Date:January 29th, 2023  -  March 25th, 2023

Location:Casa - Main Gallery

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