Gallery Ehva
daring and beautiful art

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Dear Friends,

Sorry, we're closed now.

I could not keep gallery open for more then one reason, but the biggest one was me. I did not feel I was strong (and smart) to contine. I needed rest: do nothing time, be closer to Earth, Sea, Sun, Sky, my cat Bikini and my dog Hana.

Do I miss it? Yes! I miss our dinners, painting Easter eggs, my freedom to do with our space whatever I wanted to do, I miss people, soup and bread openings... I miss our little "community".

Do I miss ART? Not now. I am fine having my hands dirty, working in my garden.

What I do now? Hmmm, little art, lots of cooking...

Who I am now? Rebel, definitely!

So, be well my friends and thank you for letting me love you. I know we'll see each other, sonner or later.

-- Yours, always, Ewa

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You can always reach me by phone, e-mail or mail.

Ewa Nogiec 508 487-0011
ewa@iamprovincetown.com

P.O. Box 675, North Truro, MA 02652

 


Art Is Good

Here are my friends:

 

Donna Dodson, Gallery Ehva

Donna Dodson

Bill Liebeskind

Bill Liebeskind

Gallery Ehva: Richard E. Smith

Richard E. Smith

Tracey Anderson
Midge Battelle
Bill Barrell
Rachel Brown
Arthur Cohen
Didier Corallo
David Ellis
Miriam Freidin
Joanna Gabler
Fred Garbers
Wendelin Glatzel
Irén Handschuh
Myrna Harrison

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Provincetown Artist Registry

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I am Provincetown

I am Provincetown...

Barbara Cohen

2013

July 13th studio visit

Studio visit

Barbara Cohen, sudio visit

Barbara Cohen, studio visit

 

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2012

 

Barbara Cohen, Neon 2012

 

On Barbara E. Cohen's "Venetian Slings"

By Susan Rand Brown

Much like an alchemist, Barbara E. Cohen is possessed with the ability to take something utilitarian that few see for its aesthetic implications -- a vellum ping-pong ball, a woven rag pot holder, a humble, almost colorless slice of Asian cork --and transform the material in hand until what had been overlooked and unacknowledged is reborn into something otherworldly, beautiful and true.

This quest to understand and elevate the formal properties of the near-invisible has much in common with the work of the ancient mathematicians, who found essences in the circle and the square. In art, Cohen's fidelity to the stripped-down has roots in the work of 20th century minimalists Agnes Martin and Sol Lewitt; she also admires Jean Dubuffet, whose black and white three-dimensional drawings, installed as sculpture on city streets, complete what were empty spaces.
Cohen's newest series of drawings, paintings and sculptures, "Venetian Slings," grew from the artist's residency in Venice during the fall of 2011. As guest of the Emily Harvey Foundation, she traveled to this ancient city of canals inspired by the trailing patterns of boats and waterways under bridges and around islands. She was mesmerized by the appearance of straps, golden in the sunlight, hanging above the Fondamenta della Zattere in Venice's Dorsoduro, which she describes as "a span of half-open ovals drifting from a thick gold armature."

Intended for carrying gondolas and handmade crew boats in and out of waters for lifting to nearby docks for storage, these softly looping sculptural forms caught by the breeze became Cohen's inspiration.

"In the heat of the day, the slings blow and glide in a gentle wind; majestic in their beauty, they are just waiting to be filled -- to hold, as an act of grace.

"My earlier sculptural work was about embracing forms like boats, cradles and caskets; the sling also has the grace of holding, the mystery of open space being filled up and yet the sling remains open to the elements -- it floats and falls into patterns of its own. This is much like my last two installation pieces, where drawings on vellum spheres, placed on a motorized conveyer belt, were set free, like molecules or the oceans, to endlessly recombine; or cut-down pieces of weightless Vietnamese cork, assembled to seem as though they are floating, or settling into grid-like patterns," Cohen says. "It takes much relaxation to draw a single sling."

Cohen's drawings and paintings of Venetian slings transform what she witnessed hanging above the canals into their sculptural essences, more metaphor or Platonic form than tangible object built to contain the rounded bottom of a canal boat. Her paintings of these stripped-down shapes introduce a limited color palette and conjure images of oceans in all their surprising grandeur, variety and unpredictability. Sometimes the loops are pushed to the forefront, giddily riding the waves; at others they recede into a morning fog. Continue to watch Cohen's website for new images: the artwork, like the artist, is known for pushing boundaries. There always are surprises ahead.

-- Susan Rand Brown, 2012

 

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Art Is Good

Here are my friends:

Gallery Ehva, Nathalie Ferrier

Nathalie Ferrier

Alicia Henry

Alicia Henry

Daniel Dejean, Gallery Ehva

Daniel Dejean

Gallery Ehva, Janice Redman

Janice Redman

Rob Westerberg

Rob Westerberg

Barbara Cohen, Gallery Ehva

Barbara Cohen

Ken Horii, Gallery Ehva

Ken Horii

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Jenny Humphreys
René Lamadrid
Bill Liebeskind
Susan Lyman
Diane Messinger
Andy Moerlein
Henry Moore
Ewa Nogiec
David Paulson
Cyndi Wish

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Schedule 2016
Schedule 2015
Schedule 2014
Schedule 2013
Schedule 2012
Schedule 2011
Schedule 2010
Schedule 2009

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Barbara Cohen