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Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Flat Top

  • Alex Bradley Cohen

Press for Flat Top

Current Exhibitions at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery


Eleanor Ray

  • Eleanor Ray,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recreation

  • Louise Despont,
  • Opens: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Alice Tippit

  • Alice Tippit,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fathers

  • Ruby Sky Stiler,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

It was literally the wreck of jewels and the crash of gems…

  • Kate Newby,
  • Daniel Rios Rodriguez,
  • Opens: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 28, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Andrew Masullo,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lately Like a Hummingbird

  • Jennifer Paige Cohen,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2018
  • Closes: May. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Landscape Paintings

  • Ryan Nord Kitchen,
  • Opens: Mar. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fountainhead

  • Andrea Joyce Heimer,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Half Off

  • Jim Lee,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 04, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Flash of the Spirit

  • Tunji Adeniyi-Jones,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Altars of Humanity

  • Alexander Tovborg,
  • Opens: Oct. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Flat Top

  • Alex Bradley Cohen
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elaine, Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here

  • Deborah Anzinger,
  • Alex Bradley Cohen
  • Elaine de Kooning,
  • Grace Hartigan,
  • Ralph Lemon,
  • Al Loving,
  • Rosemary Mayer,
  • Joan Mitchell,
  • Sheila Pepe,
  • Sable Elyse Smith,
  • Joan Snyder,
  • Vanessa Thill,
  • Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,
  • Opens: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 29, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Life Study

  • Ryan Johnson,
  • Opens: May. 25, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 07 - Oct 08, 2017

  • Reception: Sep 07, 6 - 8pm

Where

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

  • 327 Broome Street, New York NY 10002 Map
  • 212.375.8043

About

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery is pleased to announce Flat Top, its first exhibition with Chicago-based artist Alex Bradley Cohen.

In the portraits on view here, Cohen paints friends and acquaintances with a novelist’s mind and an expressionist’s eye. These paintings, most of which picture people in domestic settings, offer familiar and deeply personal accounts of their subjects. They are built from time spent, conversations, and camaraderie. While resolutely focused on capturing individuals, Cohen’s paintings also function collectively as a self-portrait. In telling these myriad stories, Cohen also tells his own.

Cohen finds meaning in people’s particularities, but his formal approach is expressionistic not exacting. The show’s title, Flat Top, makes reference to both the Def Jam era of hip hop and the modernist mandate to flatten space and abandon mimesis. The shapes of his figures recall Giorgio Morandi’s warbly vessels bedecked with David Hockney’s sartorial details while occupying Horace Pippin’s interior scenes. Cohen collapses space or stretches it out — furniture, limbs, and environment hum together. Moreover, in utilizing bold and saturated hues, Cohen’s vibrant palette pulls equally from Mary Heilmann, Bob Thompson, and the colors popularized by early 90s hip hop.


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