Bernard Cohen. About Now

16 Oct 2015 – 21 Nov 2015

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10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment

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Flowers Gallery | Kingsland Road

England, United Kingdom

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  • Falkirk Street (bus stop) served by numbers; 67,149, 242, 243,149
  • Hoxton Overground Station
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Flowers Gallery is pleased to present a survey of works produced over the past fifteen years by Bernard Cohen. About Now: Paintings and Prints 2000-2015 traces the continued progression of Cohen’s complex pictorial language, in which densely interwoven lattices of line, shape, pattern and colour are explored as a way of processing and recording experience.


I will not begin the painting until something I have never seen or considered before comes into my mind’s eye, and then I will focus on it and the means I shall use to bring it to life on the canvas. – Bernard Cohen

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue About Now written by Ian McKay, drawing attention to enduring and, in some cases, overlooked themes present throughout the artist’s work.

Cohen’s paintings take their starting point from simple underlying structural compositions, which divide the canvas into distinct linear pathways and segments, such as crossed bars or architectural elevations. Superimposing intricate networks of lines, dots and planes of colour, with recurring figurative motifs such as doors, windows, aeroplanes, railway tracks and fragments of the human form, Cohen creates dizzying arrangements, within which an internal sense of order is revealed to the viewer gradually over time.

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