Ethan Cook

Ethan Cook makes abstract, geometric “paintings” from sewn-together pieces of canvas, which he weaves from colored cotton and a four-harness floor loom. With this process, Cook unites a unique craft perspective with compositions that recall the color-blocked canvases of artists such as Mark Rothko, Peter Halley, and Kasimir Malevich. Cook has exhibited widely and enjoyed solo shows in New York, Stockholm, Seoul, Rome, London, Paris, and Los Angeles, among other cities. Throughout his practice, he challenges viewers to consider tactility and aesthetic process instead of seeking any specific subject matter. Cook has also made smaller works from swaths of handmade paper.