Keep the Light - Mel Cook

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Keep the Light

Mel Cook, 2021

Oil pastel, colored pencil, gel pen, and crayon on colored paper

12 x 9 in.


B. 1986. Playing with language, form, and figure, Mel Cook’s paintings challenge and complicate the precariousness of occupying otherness. They conjure themes of violence towards m/othering, queerness, spirituality, and the persecution of the witch. Drawing attention to these “invisible” systems at play, her body of work functions like a constellation; each painting functions as an anchor in an ever-expanding map of structural violence, historical and ever-present, in which the viewer must orient oneself.
Weight: 1 lb
Dimensions: 12 in × 9 in × 0 in