"Kangaroos"

Stephen Cook

Cook, a physical painter who earned his BFA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, studied under artist Myron Kozman, who was one of the first five graduates from the Institute of Design (New Bauhaus) in Chicago.

Cook is concerned with the progress, composition and movement of his work. From earthy abstract drawings and charcoal portraits to pigment-bathed studies of composition, the artist generates provocative, colossal pieces rich in texture and movement.