Friday, February 19, 2010

BALLY & BARNSTORMING

Cook works with pre-manufactured, light reflective materials - mirror, wood stain, gloss paint, PVC and Perspex - which lie slick upon the surface of large, stocky, roughly-built wooden constructions.

For Cook these seductively lustrous surfaces suggest the glamour of gay social spaces, such as bars and clubs, and their habitu├ęs...and the underbelly of that scene with its associations of sexual suggestion and excess. His sculptures embody the urge for temporary celebration - the fleeting opportunity to adopt bacchanalian, carnivalesque behaviour.

Fraser Cook lives and works in Bristol.