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Cora Cohen

Oblique Forms: Spray Paint Paintings, Photographs, The Hybrid Indexical Adventure Series

September 9th – October 31st

Opening reception September 9th, 3-7PM

Cora Cohen has employed a multitude of materials over the course of her forty year painting career. Some, such as pencil, oil and acrylic, are typical tools of the trade, while others—pure pigment, spray paint, certain varnishes—are often cast aside due to potential toxicity. But Cohen has always forgone the safety net, and her very willingness to flirt with danger has allowed her a birds-eye view of the abyss. Her repeat investigations of entropy through photography, drawing and painting take an interesting turn in Oblique Forms, particularly with the group of works on synthetic paper entitled The Hybrid Indexical Adventure Series. In this series, which indeed includes Cohen’s most adventurous work to date, the artist’s playing field expands with a subtle exploration of previously untapped imagery—the hidden narrative, the visual fiction that resides in all. Simultaneously dreamy and determined, Cohen’s errant lines build and/or occupy structures that hover in a visceral muck of industrial Day-Glo and nostalgic sepia tones. Agitated surface textures take on a resemblance to topography, revealing unexpected forms and perplexing spatial distortions. Through her Hybrid Indexical Adventures, her spray paint paintings and photographs, Cohen merges a sheer delight in creation and deep fascination with decay, creating oblique forms that reflect our most human needs and desires. Please join us at Abaton Garage for the opening of Oblique Forms September 9th, 3-7PM. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon and evening. A live set of by Ben Miller’s (Destroy All Monsters, Third Border) Push-Pull Quartet will begin at 6:00. For more information regarding this event, Contact Abaton Garage

Notes on Urban States

Photographs by Cora Cohen

Abaton Annex @ Sweet Priscilla Café

Notes on Urban States, another group of photographs by Cora Cohen, will be on display at The Abaton Annex from September 7th – October 3rd. Sweet Priscilla, 530 Jersey Avenue, is acting as a downtown Jersey City annex to Abaton Garage during 2007. Please join us for an opening reception, part of the JC Fridays celebration, September 7th, 7-9PM. For more on JC Fridays, visit JC Friday

Directions to Abaton Garage.


From NYC take the Newark-bound PATH train to Journal Square. Taxis are available on Kennedy Boulevard, directly in front of the station. The ride to Abaton Garage takes less than five minutes and costs approximately $7. If you prefer to walk, simply stroll down Kennedy Boulevard about 3/4 of a mile, until you reach Gifford Avenue. Then turn right; 100 is in the middle of the block.

Previous exhibitions 2004

Mark Dagley, June ~ July 2004

Tom Warren, August ~ September 2004

Alix Lambert, September ~ October 2004

Bill Schwarz, October ~ December 2004

Previous exhibitions 2005

Steven Parrino, April 2005

Cora Cohen, May 2005

Paula Gillen, June ~ July 2005

Michael Gentile, July ~ August 2005

Christine Krol & P. G. Six, August ~ September 2005

Amy Wilson, October 2005

James Biederman, October ~ November 2005

Roger Miller, November 20 ~ December 2005

Previous exhibitions 2006

Mark Dagley, May ~ June 2006

Judith Fleishman, June ~ July 2006

HD Martinez, July ~ August 2006

Don Voisine, August ~ September 2006

Sharon Gal, October 8th ~ November 1st 2006

Michael Gentile, November 5th ~ November 30th, 2006

Sibyll Kalff, December 3rd, 2006 ~ January 7th, 2007

Previous exhibitions 2007

Stephanie Campos, May 6th ~ June 1st 2007

Mark Dagley, June 10th ~ July 7th 2007

Paula Gillen, July 8th ~ August 9th, 2007

Scott Freyer, August 12, ~ September 7th, 2007

Please visit the following Abaton Garage artists at their own websites

| Cora Cohen | Mark Dagley | Judith Fleishman | Michael Gentile | Paula Gillen |

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