Art show opens in Lyons for first quarter of 2023, spotlighting eclectic Coco Gordon
Tandem Art show at Town Hall and Lyons Library
Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission’s Tandem Art Show = January 11 through April 4, 2023
LAHC Library Art Show: (solo by invitation) Artist: Coco Gordon
Title of Show: “Zeroing In Expanding Out – Fluxus Delivery”
LAHC Town Hall Art Show:
OPEN to all ages & stages of area artists; up to 5 creative responses to the Theme: “Cultivating Change”
Music by: David Tiller & Friends, Lyons
Food: Macarena Schrodt’s mini empanadas
Art installed by Jacob Leewenberge and Anita Hall.
Internationally known artist Coco Gordon
Notes from artist Coco Gordon:
The title of my new art show that opened at the Lyons Regional Library on January 11, is “Zeroing In, Expanding Out, a Fluxus Delivery.”
The main themes are outer space cleansing & healings by flow forms called Lemniscates — Huge pin wheels ae playing Piano sonatas in space, flying cars, lots of drones & different culture characters looking down, up, in and around space. The places I’ve painted include: Vying to get in the Olympics, Funny crashes by a duck into long legs through the Olympic hoops while riding a skateboard or wearing glasses on their shoes, A chair blasting off to the moon using the same words I used in February 19 when we landed on the moon in 1969, many marriages of characters with conditions around them, some poetic words in the paintings, many stories using my SuperSkyWoman humor and powers to look out on our multiverse we live in, and pre-seeing with me the now of the future!!!!!
On opening night, I invited friends to come in a Stylista outfit, as I would be, and to join me in dancing around the library spaces together. I hope to reminisce the days of fun that my friends and I had at my ARTBOX studio on Highway 7 and 5th Avenue.
I took guests on opening night around the library, giving them a talk on the paintings. And, I will be available straight through the three months of the show for giving personal tours, for those who missed it. You can, please text or call 917-774-3538 to make a date that works for you and I.
The show is mostly New Paintings, and books that I altered into sculptures to read infinitely through the pages, and many of my published books and unique small books to give as gifts.
I’ll donate 50% of all sales during the entire three month show to recovery efforts where my friends lost their businesses and need support, caused by the Main Street fire, via LEAF and the LAHC.
I also have five pieces in the Town Hall Residents’ show, which I do participate in every Quarter. The exhibit runs till April 4th.
Cheers to all! Coco Gordon a/k/a Coco Go a/k/a SuperSkyWoman
Biography of Coco Gordon, from Chrystal DeCoster, for the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission:
Born 1938 in Genova, Italy, artist Coco Gordon also answers to Coco Go, and !a.k.a!SuperSkyWoman. She’s been a focal point of the colorful tapestry of Lyons, Colorado for over a decade. Her architecturally “zany” ArtBox is located where Broadway and 5th Avenue intersect, a tangental nod to her former decades of living and working in New York City.
Gordon is associated with American “intermedia” artists that tap roots in the process-driven and counterforce “Fluxus” movement which sought to change the world’s history – not solely art history, erase boundaries between art and life, and playfully make art tangible and touchable to the mass populace. Elevating consciousness about weighty modern global ecological and societal concerns is perhaps the most centric to her messages – made deliverable largely through the handmade paper medium she employs to create art, books, and assemblages. Other exploratory forms for Gordon include poetic, photographic and performance-based expression.
“[Gordon] deals with her experience as though it were a constant adventure, and her work is as though a running commentary on that adventure, shaping itself into a kind of parallel adventure, no less profuse, no less fragile, no less infused with a sense of speed, and equally mysterious, aspiring to a similar sense of amazement.” – Henry Martin (“Acts of Faith”, Il Sogno Del Tempo)
Gordon’s extensive compilation of accomplishments include international exhibitions and shows, countless collaborations, artist books creations, talking medicine wheels, protests, installations, magazine inclusions, publishing, happening performances, notable honors, various degrees, art residencies, monographs, a kidnapping, as well as poetry and writing credits.
“I empower myself to make visible deep cultural inquiries, impact thought/behavioral ethics, carry out visionary eco-Permaculture structure and systems design, integrate mind/body/spirit/etheric energy, and synthesize SuperSkyWoman’s ability to see objectively from the beginnings of the earth’s timeline.“ – Coco Gordon
Gordon’s energized passion for indigenous, permaculture and sustainable practices is activated in her daily life. She generously shares her studio spaces and known-how with others, has been a community volunteer, repurposes clothing, and creates interactive events where creativity, humor, alliance, and tough-topic discussions interweave. This eclectically talented SuperSkyWoman never seems to quell her insatiable learning trajectory and Lyons is mighty lucky to have had her land in our midst.