The Cornerstone Gallery Foyer: Richard Hooper – Against the Odds

4 October – 8 November 2013

The Cornerstone Gallery is pleased to present new work by Richard Hooper, Associate Professor in Design at Liverpool Hope University.

On display in the Cornerstone ground floor Cabinets is an experimental body of work created during a practice-based doctoral programme as the Gladstone Fellow in Sculpture within the Art and Design Department at the University of Chester. The work evolved in response to a theme proposed by Dr. Jeremy Turner for a Gladstone Research Fellowship in Sculpture in 2006. The proposal focused on the relationship between technology and sculpture in the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries and coalesced around the thesis title Sculpture Against the Odds: Strategies of Making in the C21. This set the parameters of the research work that followed.

Richard’s research interest has been in the relationship between technology and the formal aspects of creative material practice along with the marriage of mathematics and art and the pedagogical implications of new technology. He has combined an academic career in higher education with a practice spanning, craft, design and sculpture traditions and exhibited and presented papers widely from Taiwan in the East to San Francisco in the West. His work has been acceded to the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Mint Museum of Crafts and Design.

The Cornerstone Gallery Foyer, Creative Campus, Liverpool Hope University