Juxtapoz Magazine - Genevieve Cohn is "Tracing Shadows"

Hashimoto Present-day is delighted to current Tracing Shadows, a solo exhibition by Boston-primarily based artist Genevieve Cohn. The exhibition will be Cohn’s inaugural solo presentation at Hashimoto Contemporary.

Tracing Shadows tells the story of a local community of women that exist in an imagined earth, in which they only are living for just one rotation of the earth on its axis. Constructing on this imagined mythology, the figures depicted in the paintings endeavor to file a gentle that will only be experienced at the time right before it slips absent. Living in a globe that has this one of a kind working experience of mild, the girls devote their daily life attempting to better fully grasp their environment and devices that composition it. In numerous of the paintings, women of all ages are depicted referencing, tracing, or recording shadows. The shadow is in the long run reworked into an working experience that is a lot more sound and tangible than that of the sunlight, raising inquiries of real truth vs. actuality, considering the issue in which truth of the matter and truth occur with each other and where they crack aside.

Pulling from several sources, Cohn’s inspiration is rooted in the Women’s Land Military, the background and imagery of witches and witchcraft, and literary fiction. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, The Total Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino, A Small Background of the Shadow by Victor Stoichita and the brief stories of Einstein’s Goals by Alan Lightman also shaped this overall body of do the job.

Tracing Shadows speaks to the shared experiences of groups of persons, and the attempts to query, record and understand that shared encounter. In this imagined universe, the girls born at diverse times of day produce shared knowledge and tradition, so that those people born later on in the mild can start off wherever those in advance of them still left off, speaking to our human background of storytelling and fascination in scientific experiments.

About her operate, the artist states, “My paintings undertaking attainable communities of ladies by drawing from the two a historical and imaginative previous, current, and foreseeable future. My paintings admit and reflect a earth exactly where electric power is derived from collaboration, self-endowed company and connection with the normal environment. I contemplate thoughts of selection, adornment, attractiveness, and decision as the figures inside of the worlds of my work assemble spaces that engage ideas of ritual and follow.”

Remain tuned to our 8-website page element on the will work of Genevieve Cohn in our Winter Quarterly.