Cora Cohen @ the New York Studio School

Cora Cohen, 08-15, 2015, crayon, pastel, pencil, watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Cora Cohen, 08-15, 2015, crayon, pastel, pencil, watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Jennifer Riley reviews the recent exhibition Cora Cohen: Bridge Freezes Before the Road, curated by Karen Wilkin, at the New York Studio School.

Riley writes: "Cohen is a formidable abstract painter who is known for deploying several different mediums and approaches within a single work. Recent bodies of work strive to make the act of perceiving or making the major preoccupation of the work. There are hints of her historical influences, whether Jean Fautrier, Henri Michaux, Wols, art brut, art informel, New York School painting or Far Eastern art, to name a few, but her subjects, choice of materials and themes come from her own reserves."