Suade by Oreen Cohen
Suade, 5/3/19 - 5/19/19
"Texture, movement, material and process are key elements of my artwork. Most recently my work references natural disasters: floods, wind storms, rain illustrating various forces that cannot be controlled. I attempt to bring viewers closer to the visceral qualities of the natural elements, through a mixed media process that spans the field of sculpture and painting. Often referencing the changing of time from the natural entropic decay of the materials, my work incorporates a “scraper” or “magpie” mentality-constantly foraging for materials."
Cohen grew up between the Rust Belt of the United States and a kibbutz in Northern Israel, currently living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Her interdisciplinary art practice spans sculpture, painting, drawing, public art, intervention, video performance and community art practices. Oreen received a BFA in Painting at the University at Buffalo and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.
Rinse + Repeat, 5/3/19 - 5/19/19
Observe + Repeat was a collection of drawings and objects created by Pittsburgh artist and designer, Ali Karsh. Some functional, some sculptural, some representative and others abstract, the collection journaled a repetitious practice of observational exercises. Vibrant, toy-like colors and simple, recurring forms characterize her visual language; one, which is often more meditative and playful than it is intellectual. Ali uses simple compact mediums so that her drawing can travel easily and be made spontaneously as she often finds inspiration while on the move.