NICOLE COHEN: “Interiors: Marilyn, Versailles and Michael” at the Pacific Design Center
Blue Lobby (left side next to entrance) / 8687 Melrose Avenue / Los Angeles, CA
Public Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5-8:30 pm
We are pleased to announce a newly commissioned sculpture by Nicole Cohen, which will be installed in the Blue Lobby at the Pacific Design Center.
Cohen’s “Interiors: Marilyn, Versailles, and Michael”, (2011) takes inspiration from three of the artist’s video projects, in which she entered three historically famous homes: Versailles, Neverland Ranch, and the home of Marilyn Monroe.
Each video project is represented now in this sculpture unified by three symbolic keys. Marilyn Monroe is represented in pink chrome, Marie Antoinette in gold chrome, and Michael Jackson in a red chrome key. The image of the key recalls Hitchcock in his use of doors of mystery and suspense. This project is part of the Design Loves Art program curated by Helen Varola.
Cohen’s work is positioned at the intersection of contemporary reality, personal fantasy, and culturally constructed space. She seeks to challenge notions of lifestyle, domesticity, celebrity, and social behavior.
NICOLE COHEN - (b. 1970) is an Amercian artist, Founder/Director of the Berlin Collective, was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts and grew up in Washington, D.C. She received her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and her MFA from the University of Southern California. She has exhibited at the Williams College Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the New York Public Library. She has also shown internationally in Berlin, Germany; Bergen, Norway; Paris, France; Harajaku, Osaka, Kobe, and Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China. In January 2011, she had a solo exhibition at the American University Museum Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. In Sept. 2011, she will present a new public art sculpture at the Pacific Design Center (LA). www.nicolecohen.org
Nicole lives and works in New York and in Berlin. For more information, please contact, Marichris Ty, firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate Director of the Shoshana Wayne Gallery.