Monday, July 28, 2008

The District: Photography by Max Cooper

"Pump Gallery is proud to present "The District: Photographyby Max Cooper." A local photographer known for haunting nocturnal imagery,Cooper has turned his lens on Asheville's own River Arts District,rendering the cradle of the area's art scene in hisstark, subtle style. "The District has a striking duality of inspiration and desolation," saysCooper. "This work focuses on the vitality and decay caught betweenAsheville's infrastructure and its art." "Max's work evokes the living energy that is so indigenous to the RiverArts District.

His photographic technique is able to capture and animatewhat would otherwise be a static scene," says Jolene Mechanic, GalleryDirector. Cooper is a graduate of UNC-Asheville's photography program. He wasrecently honored with a Merit Award from B&W Magazine, and was therecipient of the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Ryan PatrickJones Excellence in Photography award.

Images from "The District" seriesappeared recently in Everywhere Magazine. "The District" will be on display from August 2 through 31, 2008. Anopening reception with the artist will be held in the gallery August 2,from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Pump Gallery is located in the Phil Mechanic Studios building at 109Roberts Street, in Asheville's River Arts District, 28801. For moreinformation, call 828-254-2166, or visit, orthe artist's website,"

Let's get out there and support a fellow blogger and local artist!

1 comment:

Max Cooper said...

And there will be free beer and food at the reception! While it lasts, so get there early!

Thanks BlogAsheville!