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Denise H. Cooperman

  • Twenty-Two Gallery 236 South 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States (map)





WHAT: Local Cherry Hill, NJ artist, Denise H. Cooperman shows her recent paintings. 

As a child Denise was surrounded by the rich brocades, smooth satins and lustrous silks of her parents' fabric manufacturing business. The vibrant colors and variety of textures are ingrained in her very soul, forming what is truly the fabric of her life.


The images in "The Fabric Of My Life" reflect Denise's wit and personality, along with her lifelong passion for decorating and fashion. She creates a whimsical fantasy world in which classic forms are embellished, traditional objects are given new function, and pop culture icons are re-imagined. The play of light and shadow, particularly on fabric, is interwoven with vivid color in her signature style.


While the abstract "Palette Tapestry" series appears to be a departure, these exuberant constructions are literally created from Denise's more traditional paintings: the materials are all salvaged from other works. Each year, she adds one piece to the collection, using her unused palette paints from a sitting, resins, plaster and glass in a tapestry of meaningful colors and forms.


A California native, Denise studied fine arts at University of Colorado at Boulder. She moved to Philadelphia, where she spent more than three decades as an interior designer. After a too-long hiatus, Denise returned to painting over ten years ago. Her work has been exhibited in galleries from Aspen, CO to Haddonfield, NJ and is found in many private collections.

WHO : Denise H. Cooperman

Twenty-Two Gallery

WHEN :  Show runs November 9, 2018 to December 9, 2018

November 9, 6-9 pm:   Opening reception

WHERE : Twenty-Two Gallery

236 S. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 

About the artist:

 About Twenty-Two Gallery:

Since 2003, Twenty-Two Gallery has been showing local emerging and established artist's work. The gallery represents 22 artists that work in many mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, various printing processes as well as mixed media. This bright space with great light, nestled in Philadelphia's premier neighborhood Rittenhouse Square, has art openings monthly on the "Second Friday" of each

month. These openings include an artist's reception from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Owned by Shawn Murray, the gallery is also the permanent home of the Bruce Murray Collection of original photography depicting vintage baseball images and Americana from the early 20th century.

For more information:

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