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Atelier Noir et Blanc 2/2, 1986


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Dated Titled Framed


152.4 x 101.6 cm
60.00 x 40 in







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Ektacolour print.

Edition 2/2.

Framed size: 170.18 x 121.92 cm.

In this ektacolor printed photograph a girl with short hair sits on a stool and looks away from the viewer, holding a painters palette in this 5 feet wide image. In the room, there are several paintings of herself around her. Photographer Sorel Cohen has focused her attention on portraiture, particularly self-portraiture, examining her roles as both artist and model, reinterpreting the act of gazing upon woman in art. As Cohen expressed in a 1980 interview with Diana Nemiroff, "ambiguity is a result of the mechanics of the camera. I exploit that to find new meanings in the images." Her photographs become more than portraiture as they address the history of the woman in art and more recent feminist art history, which questions the traditional role of the woman as model, as object presented solely for the male gaze. Sorel Cohen is a graduate from McGill and Concordia Universities and a major figure in Canadian photography for over 30 years with solo exhibitions in major cities such as Halifax, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Tempe and Marseilles. Cohen's work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cabinet de la photographie, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Concordia University Art Gallery, Montréal ,Québec, the Department of External Affairs, Government of Canada, McMaster University, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Musée des beaux-arts, Montréal, Musée du Québec, the University of Lethbridge, Winnipeg Art Gallery.

About the Artists

1936 Montréal, Canada

A graduate of Concordia University, Cohen has been a major figure on the Canadian photography scene for over thirty years. She has been invited as guest lecturer to many Canadian universities, and was awarded the Canada Council’s prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography (1988). Her master’s thesis examined feminist art in the 1970s, while her art practice, which is largely autobiographical, weaves original links between photography, painting and film. Cohen creates works that directly reference the historical and social context of the artist, especially through depictions of gender and the body. She has participated in numerous group shows both in Canada and abroad (France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, etc.) and has had solo exhibitions in major Canadian cities from Halifax to Vancouver, as well as in New York, Marseilles, and Tempe, Arizona. ) Her work is found in major collections, such as the Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Gallery of Canada. In 1986, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal hosted an extensive exhibition of her work; a catalogue, Divans maudits, was published for a solo show at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris (2003). She lives and works in Montreal.

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