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Brian D. Cohen: A Retrospective

Mitchell -Giddings Fine Arts presents retrospective exhibit of 120 prints and paintings by noted printmaker Brian D. Cohen.

About his work in prints Cohen has written: I embrace themes of loss, futility, destruction, and unexpected, redemptive beauty, themes tied to the tradition of printmaking, whose imagery has always tended toward critical commentary and serious contemplation, and often toward humor and irony as well. The process of etching is physical and elemental, requiring force and pressure, inviting aggression and then delicacy, conjoining fire, water, earth, and air. There is something about setting an image into metal that implies permanence, duration, and enduring presence.

Artist’s books and prints by Brian D. Cohen have been shown in forty individual exhibitions, including a retrospective at Fresno Art Museum, and he has participated in over 200 group shows. Cohen's work is held by major private and public collections throughout the country, including Yale, Harvard, Brown, and Stanford Universities, Middlebury, Smith, Wellesley, Swarthmore, and Dartmouth Colleges, the University of Vermont, The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, the Philadelphia and Portland Museums of Art, and the United States Ambassador's residence in Egypt. He was winner of international print competitions in San Diego, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

In 1989 Cohen founded Bridge Press to further the association and integration of visual image, original text, and book structure.


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