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James Cohan Gallery

Volume

  • Federico Herrero
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Press for Volume

Current Exhibitions at James Cohan Gallery


Volume

  • Federico Herrero
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

El manto negro / The black shroud

  • Teresa Margolles,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Closes: Mar. 01, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Twenty Years

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

James Cohan: Twenty Years

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Music is Not Sound

  • Nam June Paik,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Observations at Night

  • Josiah McElheny,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Scott Olson

  • Scott Olson,
  • Opens: Jun. 20, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 20, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

NOISELESS

  • Elias Sime,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 12, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Je bâtis a roches mon langage

  • Firelei Báez,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 30, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cosmic Theater

  • Lee Mullican,
  • Opens: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Passing through the gates of irresponsibility

  • Simon Evans,
  • Sarah Lannan,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 01, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Borders

  • Etel Adnan,
  • Edgardo Aragón,
  • Yael Bartana,
  • Jorge Méndez Blake,
  • Mounir Fatmi,
  • Susan Hefuna,
  • Federico Herrero
  • Yun-Fei Ji,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Candice Lin,
  • Teresa Margolles,
  • Misheck Masamvu,
  • Jordan Nassar,
  • Katie Paterson,
  • The Propeller Group,
  • Matthew Ritchie,
  • Hiraki Sawa,
  • Dread Scott,
  • Yinka Shonibare CBE,
  • Elias Sime,
  • Mikhael Subotzky,
  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • XU ZHEN®,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Borders

  • Katie Paterson,
  • The Propeller Group,
  • Matthew Ritchie,
  • Hiraki Sawa,
  • Dread Scott,
  • Yinka Shonibare CBE,
  • Elias Sime,
  • Mikhael Subotzky,
  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Hank Willis Thomas,
  • XU ZHEN®️,
  • Etel Adnan,
  • Edgardo Aragòn,
  • Yael Bartana,
  • Jorge Méndez Blake,
  • Mounir Fatmi,
  • Susan Hefuna,
  • Federico Herrero
  • Yun-Fei Ji,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Candice Lin,
  • Teresa Margolles,
  • Misheck Masamvu,
  • Jordan Nassar,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 23, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Spencer Finch

  • Spencer Finch,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Open Alphabet

  • Federico Herrero
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

BEST LIFE

  • Grace Weaver,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thought Presence

  • Kathy Butterly,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Grids

  • Michelle Grabner,
  • Elias Sime,
  • Federico Herrero
  • Spencer Finch,
  • Josiah McElheny,
  • Simon Evans,
  • Scott Olson,
  • Beatriz Milhazes,
  • Yinka Shonibare MBE,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Washing

  • Helene Appel,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rumors, Ridicules and Retributions

  • Yun-Fei Ji,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Situation Room

  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Opens: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 16, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Movement Field

  • XU ZHEN®️,
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Moving Stillness

  • Bill Viola,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Clue to Utsushi

  • Tabaimo,
  • Opens: Jan. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 25, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sunday Paintings, 1/7/01 to 2/11/18

  • Byron Kim,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Backwards Forward

  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor,
  • Opens: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The 1960's

  • Lee Mullican,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

August

  • Omer Fast,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

By Proxy

  • Francis Alÿs,
  • Alighiero Boetti,
  • John Cage,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Wade Guyton,
  • Oliver Laric,
  • Lee Mingwei,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Yoko Ono,
  • Jon Rafman,
  • Mariah Robertson,
  • Xu Zhen,
  • Siebren Versteeg,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Current Events

  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 14, 2014
  • Reception: May. 01, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Frieze Art Fair - New York

  • Booth B13,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2014
  • Closes: May. 12, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michelle Grabner

  • Michelle Grabner,
  • Opens: Oct. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Helene Appel

  • Helene Appel,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 04, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pandemic Pentameter

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock,
  • Opens: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 27, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Fifth Season

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 24, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 08, 2014
  • Reception: Jun. 26, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elias Sime

  • Elias Sime,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music

  • The Propeller Group,
  • Opens: Apr. 08, 2016
  • Closes: May. 15, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

My business is circumference

  • Spencer Finch,
  • Opens: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nam June Paik

  • Nam June Paik,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Holy Land

  • Folkert de Jong,
  • Opens: Mar. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 19, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rage of the Ballet Gods

  • Yinka Shonibare MBE,
  • Opens: Apr. 30, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 30, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

All Watched Over, curated by Tina Kukielski

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 25, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 07, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Pop

  • Robert Smithson,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 10, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Marola

  • Beatriz Milhazes,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Nov. 28, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Omer Fast

  • Omer Fast,
  • Opens: Mar. 25, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Intimisms

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Soul Gym

  • Simon Evans™,
  • Opens: Jan. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 05, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Line Can Go Anywhere

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Things People Do

  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Opens: Jan. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 21, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Xu Zhen

  • Xu Zhen,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lee Mullican

  • Lee Mullican,
  • Opens: May. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: May. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

A pot, a joke, a rhythm, a theory

  • Kirk Mangus,
  • Opens: May. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 26, 2016
  • Reception: May. 20, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vanishing Points - Curated by Andrianna Campbell

  • Marina Adams,
  • Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter,
  • Lucas Blalock,
  • Alex Dodge,
  • Carroll Dunham,
  • RJ Messineo,
  • Beatriz Milhazes,
  • Matt Mullican,
  • Adam Novak,
  • Toyin Ojih Odutola,
  • Laura Owens,
  • Trevor Paglen,
  • Hanna Sandin,
  • Robert Smithson,
  • Joseph Stabilito,
  • Ruth Vollmer,
  • Peixuan Wang,
  • Jack Whitten,
  • Opens: Mar. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Certain Skins

  • Graham Anderson,
  • Sadie Benning,
  • Sara Greenberger Rafferty,
  • Byron Kim,
  • Opens: Jun. 29, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 11, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Prejudice at Home: A Parlour, a Library, and a Room

  • Yinka Shonibare MBE,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michelle Grabner - EXTENDED

  • Michelle Grabner,
  • Opens: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mud Root Ochre Leaf Star

  • Byron Kim,
  • Opens: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Dec. 09, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Scott Olson

  • Scott Olson,
  • Opens: Mar. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Twisted & Hidden

  • Elias Sime,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 28, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nerve Reserve

  • Amy Feldman,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture

  • Nahum Tevet,
  • Richard Long,
  • Alan Saret,
  • Opens: Jun. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dream Machines

  • David Altmejd,
  • Omer Fast,
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock,
  • Mernet Larsen,
  • Lee Mullican,
  • Jon Rafman,
  • Tabaimo,
  • Fred Tomaselli,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 17 - Feb 23, 2020

  • Reception: Jan 17, 6 - 8pm

Where

James Cohan Gallery

  • 291 Grand Street, New York NY 10002 Map
  • 212.714.9500

About

James Cohan is pleased to present Volume, an exhibition of new work by Federico Herrero, at the gallery’s Lower East Side location, on view from January 17 through February 23. This is Herrero’s second solo exhibition with James Cohan. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist on Friday, January 17 from 6–8 PM.

Federico Herrero sees paintings everywhere, from street curbs and traffic signs to the painted trees and stones which proliferate in his native San José, Costa Rica. It is this examination of how color, shapes and signs define the urban environment that is vital to his practice as a painter. Through this consideration, he builds environments that enable him to escape the limitations of painting while still remaining in dialogue with its elemental origins.

Herrero’s exhibitions are often total environments; visual poems created with signs, symbols, and colors, which are intended to be absorbed sensually rather than intellectually. As the artist notes, “I tend to think of color as sound and volume, or give it properties like weight.” Deeply rooted in the body’s relationship to form and the built environment, Herrero acknowledges the rich historical lineages of midcentury abstraction and Latin American formalism, while moving beyond and outside these traditions to the world of contemporary realism.

The works in the exhibition range from intimately scaled canvases and immersive, site-specific wall painting to cast concrete sculptures the artist refers to as volumes. Responding to the existing architecture of the gallery, Herrero reveals latent interstitial shapes and forms that materialize elsewhere into the sculptural objects.​ The exuberant intensity of the canvases and installations gain a new dimension when juxtaposed with the volumes. In Herrero’s distinctive, light-filled palette, planes of pigment settle into irregular shapes. These forms, coupled with the wall painting, map the visitor’s path through the exhibition. Collectively the paintings, volumes and installation create a rich vocabulary that explores the sensory and pictorial properties of painting.


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