Night Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Wanda Koop at The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). Concentrations 62: Wanda Koop, Dreamline, will be Koop's first US solo museum exhibition, featuring eight new paintings from her "Dreamline" series of landscapes. The exhibition was curated by Anna Katherine Brodbeck. As the museum's press release states,
Over the past two years, the DMA has presented eleven solo and group exhibitions of work by women artists. For Concentrations 62, Koop will debut eight new works in her "Dreamline" series, accompanied by more than 20 preparatory paintings from the past two decades. Koop’s richly colored canvases straddle abstraction and figuration, the real and the imagined, the personal and the political. Titled Dreamline after an airplane model, the series consists of paintings whose perspective resembles the view from an airplane window, looking out at sparsely populated worlds. The land- and cityscapes are unnaturally hued and are disrupted by drips of paint that recall windowpanes and tear drops, suggesting the uncertain relationship between humankind and nature. The exhibition opens on October 20 and will be on view through February 2, 2020.
Wanda Koop, Dreamline is part of the Museum’s Concentrations series of exhibitions that presents a recently completed body of work or site-specific installation by an emerging artist, generally as their first US solo museum exhibition. The series began in 1981 as part of the DMA’s commitment to the work of living artists and has staged the first major museum exhibition for many of the most established artists working today, including Doug Aitken, Shirin Neshat, Anri Sala, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Phil Collins, Karla Black, and Slavs and Tatars, among many others.
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Wanda Koop (b. 1951, Vancouver, Canada) has been painting for four decades, and was showcased in a major survey of her work mounted by the National Gallery of Canada in 2011. She has exhibited across Canada and the U.S. as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America. Koop has been the recipient of numerous awards, honorary doctorates, and Canadian medals of honor, including the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada, in 2006. Her life and work have been the subject of several documentary films. She lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada.