May 6 – June 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 4 – 6 pm
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12 – 4 pm
Rachel Kohn’s imagery comes from real and imagined landscapes inspired by cycles of growth and decay. She will exhibit a series of miniature three-dimensional paintings that are carved and built up from layers of plaster, foam, and aquaresin. A final layer of either encaustic wax or acrylic medium is added to create a deep and luminous surface. Kohn will also exhibit a series of drawings on handmade paper. In addition to making the paper herself, she uses a variety of drawing media, including charcoal, graphite, watercolor, paper mache, and acrylic. By deconstructing and reconstructing paper pulp, rough and torn areas create images that appear to be fragile and deteriorating landscapes. She says: “My work has a focus on nature, and is also inspired by human fragility. I am influenced by cycles of deterioration, devastation, and renewal. These perpetual cycles are a natural process, and in my work I attempt to find beauty in these sometimes harrowing experiences. I look for balance from the unbalanced, control from chaos, and light from darkness.”
Rachel Kohn earned her Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College, and Her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in NYC. Her recent solo exhibitions include Ground Gradation, Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY; Harmonious Decay, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY; Moments in Weeds, Greenport Art and Design, Greenport, NY; Existing Caves, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. Her work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Mile Square Exhibition, Roig Gallery, Hoboken, NJ; Salon Art Mora, Art Mora Gallery, New York, NY; Existential Navigation, Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY; Paradoxes, Mooney Center Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY; Your Presence is Requested, Resobox Gallery, Long Island City, NY; The Right Amount of Wrong, ISE Cultural Foundation Main Gallery, New York, NY; Waxing, Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY. Her awards include an Artist Residency at Coohaus Art, New York, NY, Kenise Barnes Fine Art Award, Larchmont Arts Festival and a Going Green Award from Crossing Art, Queens, NY. She currently lives and works in New York City, and teaches in the Graduate Art Department at The College of New Rochelle.
This exhibition is funded in part by The Community Exchange Foundation, Adirondack Studios and the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.