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Marcia R. Cohen: Sight SpeciFIc

Jun 19, 2009 - Aug 1, 2009
10am - 5pm

2008/2009 Working Artist Project

The MOCA GA 2008/2009 Working Artist Project selected by Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings, Whitney Museum of Art, New York City.

About the Exhibition:

Marcia R. Cohen: Sight Specific

“This exhibition “Sight Specific” is a convergence of my ideas about color and visual perception. The exhibition at MOCA GA and the WAP Fellowship facilitated a cogent look at my artwork in mid-career. This exhibition reveals the evolution of my ideas and my working process as I shift from paintings, to the photographs, the sketchbooks, to works on paper and the sculptures… examining, probing and questioning. The Fellowship provided the resources to concentrate on ideas and present the work in a professional manner. I am very grateful to the Charles Loridans Foundation and to MOCA Ga for this extraordinary opportunity.

Carter E. Foster, curator of drawings from the Whitney Museum in New York, selected my work from a highly competitive group of applicants. His studio visit, comments and encouragement was the high point of the WAP Fellowship. Having a studio assistant to mentor and assist me in the preparation of a major exhibition has been an exceptional experience. Lastly, the opportunity to share my work and thoughts with the Atlanta community underscores the importance and value of this award and of my contributions to the city where I have matured as an artist and educator for the past 35 years.”

-Marcia R. Cohen

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About the Artist:

Marcia R. Cohen (b. 1950 in Detroit, Michigan) is a visual artist and educator who graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit and from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She received the MOCA GA Working Artist Project fellowship in 2008/2009. Her paintings, works on paper and photographs examine the interdisciplinary dimension of color and visual perception. Cohen, visual artist and educator, has exhibited and lectured on her artwork nationally and internationally and has received numerous grants, fellowships and commissions. In 2012, she received the Affiliated Fellowship to The American Academy in Rome and in 2011 was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for travel and research in Morocco and Tunisia.

Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and MOCA GA. In 2002 Cohen was awarded the KBFUS Cultural Fellowship for research on color in the Netherlands and Germany and in 2007 she was awarded a SCAD Presidential Fellowship. Cohen taught at the Atlanta College of Art from 1975-2006 and is presently a professor at SCAD Atlanta where she teaches color theory and design.

More info on Marcia Cohen can be found here.