Leonard Cohen - artworks
It is the private Leonard Cohen one can meet in the current exhibition artworks at Gallery Poulsen.
In the last 40 years Leonard Cohen has quietly been drawing and painting and he has maintained a humble attitude to his artworks:
"If there were no paintings in the world, mine would be very important. Same with my songs. Since this is not the case, let us make haste to get in line," Cohen says.
The exhibition is created in collaboration with his son Adam Cohen, and all works are related directly to Leonard Cohen as a musician and a person. They are a compilation of self portraits, instruments, women and quotes on Cohens life as a musician, which also makes it hard to seperate Leonard Cohen as a visual artist from Leonard Cohen, the musician. Both share the same worldview, which is full of paradoxes. Both are hornest, sad, poetic, ironic, sassy and serious. And when Cohen talks about his artworks, it sounds like lyrics from his songs:
"Sometimes I would see a woman in a magazine, humiliated in the technicolour glare, I would try to establish her in happier circumstances. Sometimes a man. Sometimes living persons sat for me. May I say to them again: Thank you for coming to my room. I also loved the objects on the table, such as candlesticks and bowls. From a mirror on my desk in the very early morning, I copied down hundreds of self-portraits. The Curator has called this exhibition Leonard Cohen - artworks. I call my work Acceptable Decorations.
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Adam Cohen in concert
On the occasion of Leonard Cohen - artworks, Adam Cohen will pay Gallery Poulsen a visit on August 29th.
As a singer and composer Adam Cohen is greatly acknowledging his musical heritage. In recent years he has proven that he does not have his talent from strangers, and his comeback album Like A Man from 2011 was filled with personal love songs in an acoustic expression from which can clearly hear that this is Cohen Jr.
In Gallery Poulsen he will hold an exclusiv and intimite concert and artist talk.
The event starts at 8 pm, doors open at 7 pm. Come early due to limited space.
Gallery Poulsen is participating in Art Copenhagen 2013
Art Copenhagen 2013 is held for the 17th time and from this year with a new profile as Denmark's new International art fair for contemporary art presenting 59 up-and-coming as well as established galleries galleries from 15 countries.
Gallery Poulsen will be participating in this years Art Copenhagen with two seperate booths. One showcasing an extract from Leonard Cohens artworks series, including works that has not yet been exhibited in the gallery. And one hosting a group show of gallery artists, including:
Aaron Johnson, Jean-Pierre Roy, Christian Rex van Minnen, Alfred Steiner, Isaac Arvold, Tom Sanford, Mi Ju, Debra Hampton, and Barnaby Whitfield.
Visit Art Copenhagen at Forum Copenhagen, Julius Thomsens Plads 1, 1925 Frederiksberg C.
Opening hours: Friday 30 August, 16.00-20.00, Saturday 31 August 11.00-18.00, Sunday 1 September 11.00-17.00.
Gallery Poulsen will be found in booth 010 and 010A.
More info on Art Copenhagen
Upcoming shows in Gallery Poulsen
Jade Townsend is participating in the group show A Sense of Place at The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum, NY. The exhibition will be on show from September 28th till December 22, 2013.
Jade Townsend and William Powhida are part of a group show at Freight and Volume in NYC. The exhibition is called The Decline and Fall of the Art World, Part I: The One-percenters and continues through September 7th 2013, where they are showing their colaboration work bellum omnium contra omnes.
Tom Sanford is particapating in a museum group show Aftermodernism at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, NY. This exhibition will be open until October 13.
Tom Sanford also has a solo show coming up at Kravets/Wehby Gallery in New York. The show is called Café des Artistes and will be opening September 5th.
Alfred Steiner has an upcoming solo show at 101/exhibit in Los Angeles. The show title will be Contrariwise and the exhibition will be open from September 21st till November 16th.
Jean-Pierre Roy is participating in the group exhibition, Into the Vortex, at The Lesley Heller Workspace in NYC curated by John Jacobsmeyer.