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Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Lately Like a Hummingbird

  • Jennifer Paige Cohen
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Press for Lately Like a Hummingbird

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

Apr 20 - May 20, 2018

  • Reception: Apr 20, 6 - 8pm

Where

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

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

About

In Lately Like a Hummingbird, Cohen builds upon the language of her distinctive fabric and plaster sculptures and introduces a new series of wall works based on breastplate forms. Cohen’s sculptures are cast from the human body but also exist as abstract shapes. While in the past she has cast the works off the bodies of close friends, these are entirely cast from her own body, making them proximate self-portraits and records of her body at a particular moment in time. These recent works are smaller and denser than Cohen’s previous sculpture, with a more legible emphasis on the found fabric that she embeds into the plaster casts. Here, twisted fabric adorns the sculptures’ exteriors and is collaged on their surfaces in gestures that compress garment and body. Cohen seeks out previously worn garments and recently has intuitively moved toward patterns with bright hues.

Cohen’s new series of wall works are not directly cast from the body, but mimic the shape of the human torso by employing sweatshirts encased in plaster. These pieces call to mind ancient protective garments in the same way that the sculptures echo the forms of casts made for broken limbs. These particular bodies of work think through how anxiety affects us emotionally and physically, often on an interior level that we can’t see or understand. The reference to armor and casts speaks to both protection and regeneration. Titled after flora and the months of the year — the works look toward the passing of time and springtime renewal.


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