Celeste Cooning: A Brighter Day

This weekend is your last chance to see A Brighter Day, an installation of cut paper by Celeste Cooning at 510 Maynard in Seattle’s International District.

Celeste Cooning - A Brighter Day

Celeste Cooning. A Brighter Day. Cut paper installation, 2011.

The piece was completed as part of Storefronts Seattle, an organization responsible for creating temporary exhibition spaces in vacant storefronts throughout the city.

Celeste Cooning - A Brighter Day

Celeste Cooning with her cut paper installation A Brighter Day, 2011.

Since graduating from the University of Washington’s MFA program in 2007, Celeste has quietly completed a number of jaw-droppingly ornate installations in storefronts and for private events all over the place, including a collaborative project last December with Matthew Parker, Sam Trout and Paul D. McKee in a dead space on Broadway and Republican in Capitol Hill. (Many more photos here.)

Broadway and Republican

Celeste Cooning, Matthew Parker, Paul D. McKee and Sam Trout. Collaborative installation for STArt Public Art Program, 2010. Photo by Kip Breenan.

Broadway and Republican

Celeste Cooning, Matthew Parker, Paul D. McKee and Sam Trout. Collaborative installation for STArt Public Art Program, 2010. Photo by Kip Breenan.

Broadway and Republican

Celeste Cooning, Matthew Parker, Paul D. McKee and Sam Trout. Collaborative installation for STArt Public Art Program, 2010. Photo by Kip Breenan.

Last summer, you might have spotted her installation Celebration and Fanfare gently looming over crowds in Occidental Park.

Celeste Cooning - Celebration and Fanfare

Celeste Cooning. Celebration and Fanfare. Cut paper installation. Occidental Park, 2010.

Celeste Cooning - Celebration and Fanfare

Celeste Cooning. Celebration and Fanfare (detail). Cut paper installation, 2010.

~ by emilypothast on February 24, 2011.

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