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Lucio#4, colored pencils on paper, 8"x8"


Swimming on Air

April 1-30

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1,  2-4

While Yvette Cohen's work is two-dimensional, she thinks sculpturally. Cohen

creates boldly colored, painting-sculptures that are two-dimensional and mount

flat on the wall with no need for a frame. Often grouped in diptychs, triptychs, or polyptychs, they activate their surroundings because, in a way, the wall becomes the canvas. These works stretch the perception of space beyond the actual size of the artwork and offer a different perspective. Like the painting-sculptures, Cohen's drawings also reevaluate our perception of space

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Cohen lives and works in New York, NY. She was born in Egypt, and raised in

Paris and Montreal. She received a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal

where she studied with Guido Molinari. After moving to New York, she continued

her education attending classes at the Art Student’s League, the School of Visual

Arts and the Whitney seminars. For a year she worked in lithography at the Bob

Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Cohen's work has recently been exhibited at

Frosch & Co. (New York, NY) in two group exhibitions, DO Stacks and Paper

Power. During the pandemic, her work was included in various online exhibitions

at the Jason McCoy Gallery (New York, NY), the Flatfile Gallery, and the

Hammond Museum (Salem, MA). Cohen has had two site-specific installations in

New York City; one at Cassina, the renowned Italian design company, and one at

Basta Pasta, the acclaimed Japanese-Italian restaurant. In 2018, Ellen Fagan of

Odetta Gallery in Bushwick brought back to life some of the painting-sculptures

from the Cassina installation along with current work in her expansive gallery.

Cohen’s work is in private collections in New York, Switzerland, Taiwan, France,

and Japan.

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