George Cohen, Chicago Avant-Garde Artist: A Conversation with Paul Cohen
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Paul Cohen, son of artist George Cohen, discusses his father’s work with Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art
Paul Cohen, son of artist George Cohen, discusses his father’s work with Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art and organizer of the exhibition George Cohen: Artist of the Chicago Avant-Garde.
This exhibition celebrates collector Ellen Stern’s recent gift of five works by 20th-century artist George Cohen. The two paintings, two drawings, and one mixed-media object date from mid-century, when Cohen was a leading figure in Chicago’s avant-garde art world. With Cosmo Campoli, Leon Golub, and June Leaf, he organized annual “Momentum Exhibitions” that caused critics to dub the group a “new Chicago School.” The five pieces in this show demonstrate his concern with issues such as the tension between two and three-dimensional space and the use of unconventional materials, interests that ally him with contemporaries throughout the country.
This program takes place during Art After Dark. A weekly event that features different programming every Friday evening from 5pm – 10pm, free.
Admission is free for this talk.
Seating is first-come, first-served.
Please Note: Program is subject to change.