Modern West is honored to debut an exhibition of new works by Sheldon Harvey and Shalee Cooper in the duo exhibition CONVERGENCE. The exhibition will be on view March 18 through May 6, 2022. Together, Harvey + Cooper’s works converge to meditate on medium as a reflection of balance, relation, identity, and transformation.
Sheldon Harvey’s large-scale paintings and sculptural works take inspiration from the land, from Diné stories and traditions, and from the artist’s translation of identity to brushstroke and carving practice. Each work reflects his exploration of spirituality and contemplation on tradition juxtaposed with contemporary inspiration from modern abstraction and cubism. Harvey’s works are included in major collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has received numerous awards and honors, including first place for sculpture and painting at the Santa Fe Indian Market and Best in Show for his oil painting. His innovative style has made him a much sought-after artist by collectors world-wide.
Influenced by a background in photography, Shalee Cooper’s works explore balance and relation between positive and negative space. Inspired by her career in curation, many of Cooper’s innovative new paintings are installation-focused, allowing the viewer to curate their own composition from a series of artworks. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is featured in many private and public collections. Cooper has worked professionally as photo editor of 15 Bytes magazine, associate instructor at the University of Utah, and as an independent photographer and curator. Having lived in London, Amsterdam, and Paris, she currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a represented artist at Modern West, where she is also the Gallery Director.