Corcoran Gallery of Art Acquires Photograph by MFAST Alum for Permanent Collection

Kate O’Donovan Cook graduated from the MFA in Studio Art program in 2008. Her photograph “The Model” is now on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. as part of the exhibition “How Is the World? Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Photography.” Seen together, the works on view invite the viewer to consider the wide-ranging issues addressed by photographers working today.

In a review of “How is the World?” for the Washington City Paper, Louis Jacobson writes, “Indeed, some of the exhibit’s less well-known artists produce the most arresting works. Kate O’Donovan Cook cleverly melds the approaches of Cindy Sherman and Gregory Crewdson, posing herself in elaborate scenarios, in this case a model being sketched by a group of ghostly male artists.”

According to Michael O’Sullivan of the Washington Post, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is known as a “photography powerhouse.” In his review O’Sullivan writes, “Although the show includes such nationally well-known names as Edward Burtyasky and Hank Willis Thomas, you should check out the work of Kate O’Donovan Cook.”

The exhibition is on view till May 26th, 2013. FInd out more information about the Corcoran here.

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