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Opening Reception: The Wonder of it All


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Join us for the opening reception of, The Wonder of It All, an exhibition in three parts. This exhibition will feature three dimensional portraits by Susan Cofer, photographs by Jerry Siegel alongside works from the MOCA GA Permanent Collection.

Free for MOCA GA Members

About The Wonder of it All

Susan Cofer and Jerry Siegel will depict prominent figures, from Atlanta visual artists to critics and writers to musicians and well known patrons of the arts. These images will be further complemented by a selection of artworks from the MOCA GA permanent collection, created by many of the artist represented within the portraits.

About Susan Cofer

Susan Cofer earned her BA in Art History at Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and continued her studies at Georgia State University. Her work has two distinct manifestations: drawings inspired by biomorphic forms painstakingly rendered in a series of vertical lines; and, sculptural portraits commissioned by friends and private patrons constructed mostly of papier mâché also with exacting detail. Cofer has exhibited extensively throughout the Southeast with solo exhibitions at Solomon Projects, Swan Coach House Gallery, Berry College, and Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Her work belongs to many private, corporate and museum collections. She was featured in a solo exhibition of new works at MOCA GA in 2010, Absence of Certainty, alongside a group exhibition of drawings, Certain Artists, which she curated from MOCA GA’s permanent collection and her own own private collection.

About Jerry Siegel

Jerry Siegel was born and raised in Selma, AL. Influenced by photographers such as Diane Arbus, he also draws inspiration from painters. He began his education at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and continued at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he received an honors degree. Both a fine art and commercial artist, Siegel has been working as a photographer in Atlanta for more than twenty years. His portrait series, Southern Artists was exhibited in 2007 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA. Siegel’s work was also featured in two solo exhibitions in his home state: Black Belt Panoramas at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art and Black Belt Color at the Jule Collins Smith Museum in Auburn. In addition to these museums, Siegel’s work is in other public collections including MOCA GA and the Telfair Museum Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah. Private and corporate collections include Federal Home Loan Bank of America, King & Spalding, Morris, Manning & Martin and Boyd Collar Knight.