Janie Cohen - Life to Life: Recovery to Discovery
November 12th to December 17th, 2009
Art Exhibit at the Tucson Jewish Community Center Art Gallery
3800 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718
Reception: November 15th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In conjunction with the JCC's official opening of its Monumental Sculpture Garden.
Tucson artist Janie Cohen is known for both her figurative character studies and abstract expressionism paintings. Whether it is oil or acrylic, underlying Janie’s surface mastery of color, form, texture, perspective, and line is always the story. Janie’s brushstroke combined with her blend of colors is her recognizable signature.
"The dominant metaphor for my art is life itself. My non-representational/abstract paintings begin with a serene core, which develops with layers of expression; while my figurative art begins with fleeting moments in time. All of my work interprets my own view of life…..our frailties, our humor, our sexuality, and just how much alike we all really are.
My earlier avocation as an art therapist, author, and illustrator positioned me well to tell stories on canvas. I hope your own memories and emotions will blend with my compositions to make you stop for a minute; discern your own interpretation from the canvas; and to think about our similarities without regard to social prejudices of race, gender, or age.
After all, we have the gift of life and the art to color it."
Tucson Artist Janie Cohen