Mark Cohen

Lost/Found
June 9 - August 17, 2011
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Knee Against Glass, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesKnee Against Glass, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Knee Against Glass, May, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Snow Falling in Building, Flash, February, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed 1979. 16 x 20 inchesSnow Falling in Building, Flash, February, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed 1979. 16 x 20 inches

Snow Falling in Building, Flash, February, 1979
Gelatin silver print, printed 1979. 16 x 20 inches

Time Exposure - Cellophane Wrapper, Wilkes-Barre, PA, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesTime Exposure - Cellophane Wrapper, Wilkes-Barre, PA, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Time Exposure - Cellophane Wrapper, Wilkes-Barre, PA, May, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Step and Rain Drop, May, 1977 Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inchesStep and Rain Drop, May, 1977 Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inches

Step and Rain Drop, May, 1977
Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inches

Ritz Carlton, Boston, July 23, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesRitz Carlton, Boston, July 23, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Ritz Carlton, Boston, July 23, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Seed in Sunlight, 1977 Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inchesSeed in Sunlight, 1977 Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inches

Seed in Sunlight, 1977
Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inches

Corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, July, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inchesCorner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, July, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, July, 1973
Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Rope on Ground, February, 1972 Gelatin silver print, printed 1972. 16 x 20 inchesRope on Ground, February, 1972 Gelatin silver print, printed 1972. 16 x 20 inches

Rope on Ground, February, 1972
Gelatin silver print, printed 1972. 16 x 20 inches

Pole at Center, Pittston, PA 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inchesPole at Center, Pittston, PA 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Pole at Center, Pittston, PA 1974
Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Insect Swarm, Wilkes-Barre, PA, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesInsect Swarm, Wilkes-Barre, PA, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Insect Swarm, Wilkes-Barre, PA, May, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Gum Balls, 1987 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inchesGum Balls, 1987 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inches

Gum Balls, 1987
Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inches

Apples on Blue Cloth, September, 1987 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inchesApples on Blue Cloth, September, 1987 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inches

Apples on Blue Cloth, September, 1987
Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inches

Red Straw, October, 1977 Chromogenic print, printed c. 2005. 16 x 20 inchesRed Straw, October, 1977 Chromogenic print, printed c. 2005. 16 x 20 inches

Red Straw, October, 1977
Chromogenic print, printed c. 2005. 16 x 20 inches

Blue Paper, 1987 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inchesBlue Paper, 1987 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inches

Blue Paper, 1987
Chromogenic print, printed c. 1987. 16 x 20 inches

Flowered Head Scarf, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March, 1975 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1975. 16 x 20 inchesFlowered Head Scarf, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March, 1975 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1975. 16 x 20 inches

Flowered Head Scarf, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March, 1975
Chromogenic print, printed c. 1975. 16 x 20 inches

Knee Flexed, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesKnee Flexed, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Knee Flexed, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Fur Coat in Window, New York City, March 6, 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inchesFur Coat in Window, New York City, March 6, 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Fur Coat in Window, New York City, March 6, 1974
Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Coat on Ground, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inchesCoat on Ground, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Coat on Ground, 1973
Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Quilt on Porch, Kingston, PA, November 9, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inchesQuilt on Porch, Kingston, PA, November 9, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Quilt on Porch, Kingston, PA, November 9, 1973
Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Child's Notebook, 1977 Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inchesChild's Notebook, 1977 Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inches

Child's Notebook, 1977
Gelatin silver print, printed 1977. 16 x 20 inches

Memo Pad in Wind, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesMemo Pad in Wind, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Memo Pad in Wind, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Firefly, Wilkes-Barre, June 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesFirefly, Wilkes-Barre, June 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Firefly, Wilkes-Barre, June 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Two Bottles, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inchesTwo Bottles, 1973 Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Two Bottles, 1973
Gelatin silver print, printed 1973. 16 x 20 inches

Ground Meat, David Joseph's Market, November, 1975 Gelatin silver print, printed 1975. 16 x 20 inchesGround Meat, David Joseph's Market, November, 1975 Gelatin silver print, printed 1975. 16 x 20 inches

Ground Meat, David Joseph's Market, November, 1975
Gelatin silver print, printed 1975. 16 x 20 inches

Apple Core in Corner, 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inchesApple Core in Corner, 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Apple Core in Corner, 1974
Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Ant on a Curb, Wilkes-Barre, PA, June, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesAnt on a Curb, Wilkes-Barre, PA, June, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Ant on a Curb, Wilkes-Barre, PA, June, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Ants on Gum, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesAnts on Gum, May, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Ants on Gum, May, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Boy Behind Big Bag, 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inchesBoy Behind Big Bag, 1974 Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Boy Behind Big Bag, 1974
Gelatin silver print, printed 1974. 16 x 20 inches

Man with Stick and Dog, Georgetown, December, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inchesMan with Stick and Dog, Georgetown, December, 1976 Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Man with Stick and Dog, Georgetown, December, 1976
Gelatin silver print, printed 1976. 16 x 20 inches

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce representation of the work of Mark Cohen.

 

The upcoming exhibition, Lost/Found, features Cohen’s work from the 1970s and ‘80s that focuses on the artist’s extensive fascination with minute, cast-off elements of human effects—garbage or other small details—which Cohen makes monumental through his stimulating compositions possessing emotional weight and ineffable meaning. Renowned for his images of cropped figures shot at close range and strobe lit, previous exhibitions have portrayed Cohen as fixated on the human form.  Lost/Found focuses on images that are non-figurative, an aspect of the artist’s work that has never before been the subject of an exhibition. 

 

Mark Cohen’s perspicacity enables him to hone in on the slightest detail, aberration, quality, texture, shape, or occurrence; he is innately attentive to the formalistic elements of his subject. Cohen’s use of flash and intense proximity to that which he is photographing brings an immensity and importance to details and events that would ordinarily go unnoticed: pages of a notebook blown open, a matchstick on a crumpled wet coat, a room service tray left in a hotel hallway, an apple core thrown in a corner or ants walking on a stick of gum.

 

Mark Cohen’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  His work is a part of the collection of the Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Cohen’s awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two Guggenheim Fellowships.