posted at 2:53 pm Fri Mar 19th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
The Vermont Arts Council's Spotlight Gallery will host a new exhibit of watercolors and etchings by Putney artist Brian D. Cohen from March 9 to April 30.
Brian D. Cohen is a printmaker and founder of Bridge Press, publisher of limited edition artist's books and etchings, in Westminster Station, Vermont. A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Washington, Cohen has shown in 37 individual exhibitions and in over 150 group shows. Cohen's books and etchings are held by major private and public collections throughout the country, including The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, and Stanford Universities, and the Philadelphia and Portland Museums of Art, as well as the United States Ambassador's residence in Egypt. Cohen was the founding artistic director of the Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction, Vermont. He has taught at The Putney School in Vermont since 1985, where he was the founding director of the Summer Programs and is currently Dean of Faculty.
Cohen writes of his work, "I am as often inspired by what I read or listen to as by what I see. I look back at images from old postcards and photographs, or at older books. I embrace themes of loss, futility, destruction, and unexpected, redemptive beauty, themes tied to the tradition of printmaking, whose imagery has always tended toward critical commentary and serious contemplation, and often toward humor and irony as well."
The Spotlight Gallery is located in the Vermont Arts Council offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)