Curated Artist Registry

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.

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Gabriel Simon Cohen
Chicago IL US
Updated: 2018-01-06 14:49:09



My studio practice involves the creation of drawing, sculpture, media work and writing through which I consider the nature of loss, longing and distance at a moment in time when the process of acquiring knowledge regarding a subject—phenomenological or otherwise—is complicated by the mass circulation of images and information.

Recently, I have been working with my personal archive of collected images, which through a process similar to that of lexical cohesion have come to look rather similar to me. As a network, they are representative of events that I neglected or was otherwise unable to document (a long drive, the death of a friend, etc.). Theirs is a type of meaning which exists in between things, having little to do with how they look, having more to do with how close they are: physically, temporally, or otherwise.

While the photographic sources I reference are often rendered inaccessible or obscured in the final resolution(s) of my work, what is lost in terms of legibility becomes embedded in materiality: through the trace of physical gesture, action, and construction.





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