Parallel Transformations / by Kim Cogan

Solo Exhibition

November 8 - December 1, 2018.

Opening Reception Thursday November 8th, 6 - 8pm.

Gallery Henoch
555 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 917.305.0003

Manhattan from above  72" X 90”  oil on canvas

Manhattan from above

72" X 90”

oil on canvas

Parallel Transformations

New Works by Kim Cogan

Gallery Henoch, New York

November 2018

“The painting emerges and is transformed in parallel with the city.” –Antonio Lopez

Artist Kim Cogan returns to the altered and familiar landscapes of New York City in his first solo exhibition at Gallery Henoch in seven years.

His new body of work reflects Cogan’s many reencounters with the city, merging both observed and remembered perspectives. Paintings such as View from Pearl Paints and Dumbo at Dusk harken back to a previous reality, recognized only by some. Perpetually grounded in his explorations of the city, his paintings recall a progression of locations studied—from street-level alleyways to rooftop panoramas.

Cogan’s brand of realism is characterized by an atmospheric intentionality. Figures do appear in the work, as in Man on a Street Corner and Passenger, but Cogan’s use of light, color and contrast also suggest narrative elements. In Plan B and Fifth Avenue, he situates our gaze purposefully to evoke a sense of unknown curiosity.

Perhaps the painting most revelatory of the artist’s frame of mind is Wish You Were Here. Depicting his mother-in-law (who suffers from Alzheimer’s) sitting quietly in his living room, the painting is a snapshot of a transformative moment in Cogan’s recent past. “I wanted to capture this defining time in our lives, and how I have been changed by it.”

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Gallery Henoch
555 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001