Cooper Union is one of the institutions in NYC that the more I know about it, the more impressed I am. The college is home to aspiring artists and architects. It is no easy feat to get in. The process is intense and grueling. Many porfolios are requested and presentations made specifically for admissions. I believe there is also a tremendous endowment which allows students to go for free. So needless to say, if you get in, y0u have scored large. There don’t take a lot of students and the few they take must be very talented. I only know one person who is attending now and she is beyond talented.
Every year around this time, the school puts on a show of the seniors work. Architectural work, paintings, photographs, video presentations, sculptures, etc. Two years ago, we bought something from one of the seniors. A large photograph from a young artist named Matthew Corones. That is the picture on the left.
The show was up this past week so we went over. We got there at 7pm and the show closed at 7pm. We didn’t realize and were very bummed. The security guard looked us up and down. Me, Fred and the girls. He must have figured we looked harmless enough and said to go on up. We were the only ones wandering the hallways. It was great. Some of the work wasn’t so good but a few were fantastic. There were 2 paintings which I would buy in a heartbeat. We are going to try and get in touch with the artists, as we did with Matthew a few years back. I’ll keep you posted.