The paintings of Farmington resident AJ Cooke are featured in a solo exhibit at the Costick Center’s City Gallery through Oct. 6, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cooke explores the construction of a postmodern sense of variance, unity, and order from chaos. In her artist statement, Cooke talks about the human need to “compulsively find pattern and organize information.” It is this mental connection that Cooke says can be “exploited and epistemologically portrayed by an image.” Cooke earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Madonna University in Livonia in 2011.
She went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids. Since graduating, she has been featured in more than 20 exhibitions across the state and the country.
The public is invited to a free reception for the artist on Thursday, September 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The City Gallery is located inside the Costick Center at 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
This exhibit is presented by the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department Cultural Arts Division. Organizing the rotating exhibits at the Costick Center’s City Gallery and in the Public Art Program at Farmington Hills City Hall is part of the Cultural Arts Division’s overall mission to offer residents, visitors, and employees a chance to experience and enjoy a wide range of artistic offerings.