The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Tamar Cohen is a New York-born and-based artist whose collages reside at the intersection of high and low culture. She is inspired equally by the sublime and the banal; by Kurt Schwitters and Fred Flintstone; by polka dots and all shades of the color green. An obsessive collector of paper ephemera, Cohen loves candy packaging from around the world, Indian fireworks labels, and Spanish bullfighting posters. Recently she has discovered a passion for vintage children's textbooks, dictionaries and comics from the 1960s. Cohen uses them to create silk-screened abstractions that according to the New York Times "Stand out for their color and beauty". Her work has been shown at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery, International Print Center New York, the Islip Museum of Art, Hunterdon Art Museum, The International Weird Collage Show Brooklyn and Barcelona, Pocket Utopia and the flat files at Pierogi 2000.