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Aron Louis Cohen

Aron Louis Cohen
Winter Workspace | January 2–February 18, 2014

Pictured above:
Continuous Sheet: Daily Ritual, March 12, 2011 - March 12, 2012 (detail), 2011
Color photographs, 18” x 24”
Courtesy of the artist

Aron Louis Cohen uses basic modes of production to transform organic material into sculptural forms. The laborious and repetitive processes the artist employs in these works contrast with, and call attention to the dominant methods of technological and industrial fabrication. While participating in Winter Workspace, Cohen will used foraged materials from Wave Hill’s grounds to create hand-crafted utilitarian objects, such as rope or baskets. This work will build on a project the artist did in the Fall of 2013 at the Markham Museum in Ontario, in which he grew a crop of flax on the museum’s grounds, harvested it and transformed it into paper. He then used the paper to print a limited-edition  almanac describing the process. Cohen’s work has been shown at Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY; The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, NY; Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA and Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. He participated in a residency at the KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. Cohen received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design.

More information at aronlouiscohen.com

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.