Wanda Koop

Reactor Suite

1985
This work is part of a set of four paintings. The series consists of dark, watery scenes depicting silhouetted figures, a desolate beach, a submarine emerging from the water and, here, two imposing nuclear reactors in front of a troubled sky. Painted a year before the Chernobyl disaster, this piece exemplifies Koop’s interest in the impact of human activity on nature.
Artist
Title
Reactor Suite
Date
1985
Medium
Painting
Materials
acrylic on plywood
Dimensions
243.8 x 487.6 cm each (4 paintings of 4 plywood panels -243.8 x 121.9 cm each)
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1986
Accession number
29698.1-4