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  • Art assistant Dorrie is so excited for our March Artist to arrive!

  • Hooray! Our artist Amanda Hope Cook is here.....with some very interesting packages.

  • Oh Wow! They are little miniature crates for the miniature works!

  • Hurry up and unpack A.H. Cook! We are dying to see your miniature oil paintings.

  • That's right we said miniature oil paintings. S.Dot visitors, prepare to have your minds blown!

  • Must mark the crates empty, as one would do in a larger sized gallery or museum.

  • And now.....(drum roll please)

  • S.Dot Gallery is pleased to present "Uncrated : new works by Amanda Hope Cook"

  • Yes! Lets go in and see these amazing miniature oil paintings!

  • coffee oil on panel framed, 2014 2" x 2.5" $35

  • Wow, still cant believe these are oil paintings! And the prices are an absolute steal! We must see more, stat.

  • TEE JAYS oil on panel framed, 2014 3.5"x 2.75" Collection of S.Dot Gallery

  • GARDEN Theater oil on panel framed, 2014 5.5" x 3.25" $85

  • Lets see if our director is in?

  • She's not here but her desk sure is tidy this month. And there is some shamrock love too.

  • Lets sit in this chair and read the artist bio? Amanda Hope Cook was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1975. In 1999, Amanda earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Since graduation, she has since consistently practiced fine art with oil painting as her primary medium. Amanda is currently producing a series of representational urban landscapes. The subject matter of these paintings are the neon and vintage signage of Columbus, and more recently include other cities, such as Amanda's hometown of Nashville. Amanda is currently producing a new body of work for a solo exhibition at the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, which opens in May, 2014. In addition to the Sharon Weiss Gallery, Amanda Hope Cook is represented by Haynes Galleries in Nashville, TN; and Gallery Asheville in Asheville, NC.

  • Espresso oil on panel framed, 2014 2" x 2.5" $35

  • Ohio oil on panel framed, 2014 2.75" x 3.25" $50

  • DREXEL oil on panel framed, 2014 3.5" x 3.5" $65

  • Close up! Detail! Details!

  • Wow! This room is so bright and full of sunshine!

  • This chair looks like the perfect spot to start reading the artists statement!

  • "When I was a fine arts major at the Columbus College of Art & Design, I was told that I would have to get a job in order to make art for a living... I realized that the folks that worked at the nearby museum were mostly art majors of some sort. There were art administrators, art historians, and then there were those who had their hands in white gloves - art handlers (or preparators) that were entrusted with handling the artwork. Art handlers are almost always artists themselves, and have a high appreciation for the actual artworks, intuitively realizing the importance of maintaining an art object for generations to come. I readily pursued this type of work upon graduation. Not only do I enjoy physical labor, but I wanted to work where I was surrounded by inspiration. I started at the Columbus Museum of Art, which was where I received my initial training. Circumstances lead me to Connecticut, and there I attended an art handling workshop hosted by the Yale University Art Gallery. I was subsequently hired at YUAG for a contracted position. From there, I worked at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT, Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, and The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. For the last six years, I have held a contingent position at Ohio Art Council's Riffe Gallery, which allows time to create my own art in the months between exhibition installations."

  • WONDER BREAD oil on panel framed, 2014 4.5" x 3.5" $75

  • GRAETER'S oil on panel framed, 2014 3.25" x 3.25" $65

  • NORTH MARKET oil on panel framed, 2014 2.75" x 3.25" $50

  • Storage! Lets finish up reading that statement!

  • "My installation at S.Dot Gallery tells of my transition as a full-time art handler and part-time artist to a full-time artist and part-time art handler. I painted nine miniature original oil paintings for this exhibit, and built custom frames for each painting."

  • We knew we would find Dot and Dorrie in here! Cats LOVE boxes!

  • " To aid in their preservation, I constructed six proper art crates for the paintings' transport and storage (three crates hold two paintings, three hold one each). Each crate is labeled with the logo from a major museum where I have worked: Columbus Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Krannert Art Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, and OAC's Riffe Gallery."

  • " I have designated a room at S.Dot Gallery storage space for empty crates while the exhibition is open. There is also workshop/break room for a couple of pocket-sized, illusive art handlers. There is much more to my life story than paintings and art history and museums. This is just a tiny part, and still just the beginning, of a much bigger journey."

  • This must be where the elusive art handlers hang out! :)

  • Thanks so much for exhibiting with us A.H. Cook, we have enjoyed the entire process!

  • Art assistant Dorrie is so excited for our March Artist to arrive!

  • Hooray! Our artist Amanda Hope Cook is here.....with some very interesting packages.

  • Oh Wow! They are little miniature crates for the miniature works!

  • Hurry up and unpack A.H. Cook! We are dying to see your miniature oil paintings.

  • That's right we said miniature oil paintings. S.Dot visitors, prepare to have your minds blown!

  • Must mark the crates empty, as one would do in a larger sized gallery or museum.

  • And now.....(drum roll please)

  • S.Dot Gallery is pleased to present "Uncrated : new works by Amanda Hope Cook"

  • Yes! Lets go in and see these amazing miniature oil paintings!

  • coffee oil on panel framed, 2014 2" x 2.5" $35

  • Wow, still cant believe these are oil paintings! And the prices are an absolute steal! We must see more, stat.

  • TEE JAYS oil on panel framed, 2014 3.5"x 2.75" Collection of S.Dot Gallery

  • GARDEN Theater oil on panel framed, 2014 5.5" x 3.25" $85

  • Lets see if our director is in?

  • She's not here but her desk sure is tidy this month. And there is some shamrock love too.

  • Lets sit in this chair and read the artist bio? Amanda Hope Cook was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1975. In 1999, Amanda earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Since graduation, she has since consistently practiced fine art with oil painting as her primary medium. Amanda is currently producing a series of representational urban landscapes. The subject matter of these paintings are the neon and vintage signage of Columbus, and more recently include other cities, such as Amanda's hometown of Nashville. Amanda is currently producing a new body of work for a solo exhibition at the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, which opens in May, 2014. In addition to the Sharon Weiss Gallery, Amanda Hope Cook is represented by Haynes Galleries in Nashville, TN; and Gallery Asheville in Asheville, NC.

  • Espresso oil on panel framed, 2014 2" x 2.5" $35

  • Ohio oil on panel framed, 2014 2.75" x 3.25" $50

  • DREXEL oil on panel framed, 2014 3.5" x 3.5" $65

  • Close up! Detail! Details!

  • Wow! This room is so bright and full of sunshine!

  • This chair looks like the perfect spot to start reading the artists statement!

  • "When I was a fine arts major at the Columbus College of Art & Design, I was told that I would have to get a job in order to make art for a living... I realized that the folks that worked at the nearby museum were mostly art majors of some sort. There were art administrators, art historians, and then there were those who had their hands in white gloves - art handlers (or preparators) that were entrusted with handling the artwork. Art handlers are almost always artists themselves, and have a high appreciation for the actual artworks, intuitively realizing the importance of maintaining an art object for generations to come. I readily pursued this type of work upon graduation. Not only do I enjoy physical labor, but I wanted to work where I was surrounded by inspiration. I started at the Columbus Museum of Art, which was where I received my initial training. Circumstances lead me to Connecticut, and there I attended an art handling workshop hosted by the Yale University Art Gallery. I was subsequently hired at YUAG for a contracted position. From there, I worked at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT, Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, and The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. For the last six years, I have held a contingent position at Ohio Art Council's Riffe Gallery, which allows time to create my own art in the months between exhibition installations."

  • WONDER BREAD oil on panel framed, 2014 4.5" x 3.5" $75

  • GRAETER'S oil on panel framed, 2014 3.25" x 3.25" $65

  • NORTH MARKET oil on panel framed, 2014 2.75" x 3.25" $50

  • Storage! Lets finish up reading that statement!

  • "My installation at S.Dot Gallery tells of my transition as a full-time art handler and part-time artist to a full-time artist and part-time art handler. I painted nine miniature original oil paintings for this exhibit, and built custom frames for each painting."

  • We knew we would find Dot and Dorrie in here! Cats LOVE boxes!

  • " To aid in their preservation, I constructed six proper art crates for the paintings' transport and storage (three crates hold two paintings, three hold one each). Each crate is labeled with the logo from a major museum where I have worked: Columbus Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Krannert Art Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, and OAC's Riffe Gallery."

  • " I have designated a room at S.Dot Gallery storage space for empty crates while the exhibition is open. There is also workshop/break room for a couple of pocket-sized, illusive art handlers. There is much more to my life story than paintings and art history and museums. This is just a tiny part, and still just the beginning, of a much bigger journey."

  • This must be where the elusive art handlers hang out! :)

  • Thanks so much for exhibiting with us A.H. Cook, we have enjoyed the entire process!