'Out of Reach' by Amy Cohen

From Wed 12 April 2023
Until Sat 27 May 2023
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
04/12/2023 10:00 am 05/27/2023 4:00 pm 'Out of Reach' by Amy Cohen From delicate shells to looming mountains, ‘Out of Reach’ by Amy Cohen is a community exhibition influenced by awe-inspiring, organic structures. Cohen experiments with form, materiality, and texture through ceramic sculpture and collages to emulate natural objects and landscapes.  ‘Out of Reach’ explores the wonderment and possibilities of the vast world around us that fuels our imagination yet can sometimes leave us wanting. Recalling childhood experiences of seeing sunlit landscapes that could never be reached, Cohen takes impressions from leaves and other organic materials and moulds them into mountain peaks, cliff faces and rolling valleys. Cohen’s shell-like sculptures emphasise the beauty that comes from looking closely upon the natural world, a persistent reminder of the sublimity of the everyday.   ‘Out of Reach’ delivers a body of work forged by a life-long fascination with natural forms that has informed Cohen’s visual practice for over 2 decades.  Image credit: Amy Cohen, ‘Forgotten Lands’, 2022, collage, acrylic Gelli printing on mulberry paper, 10 x 30cm, image courtesy of the artist. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

From delicate shells to looming mountains, ‘Out of Reach’ by Amy Cohen is a community exhibition influenced by awe-inspiring, organic structures.

Cohen experiments with form, materiality, and texture through ceramic sculpture and collages to emulate natural objects and landscapes. 

‘Out of Reach’ explores the wonderment and possibilities of the vast world around us that fuels our imagination yet can sometimes leave us wanting.

Recalling childhood experiences of seeing sunlit landscapes that could never be reached, Cohen takes impressions from leaves and other organic materials and moulds them into mountain peaks, cliff faces and rolling valleys.

Cohen’s shell-like sculptures emphasise the beauty that comes from looking closely upon the natural world, a persistent reminder of the sublimity of the everyday.  

‘Out of Reach’ delivers a body of work forged by a life-long fascination with natural forms that has informed Cohen’s visual practice for over 2 decades. 

Image credit: Amy Cohen, ‘Forgotten Lands’, 2022, collage, acrylic Gelli printing on mulberry paper, 10 x 30cm, image courtesy of the artist.
Contact
Boroondara Arts
Category
Visual Arts