Painting > Juggling Rocks 2019-2021

Yvette Cohen lives and works in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, NY. She creates flat boldly colored shaped painting sculptures, paintings that look like sculptures, positioned to convey infinite air and unlimited possibilities.
Under Cover, Juggling Rocks Offspring
Acrylic and wood dowels on shaped canvas
13.5 X 15 inches
2021

Undercover evolved as I searched for geometric pieces to challenge the volumes in my Juggling Rocks series. The painting mounts flat on the wall without a frame, so that it easily integrates itself on the wall, seemingly opening up space beyond the tangible wall. With acrylic paint, I painted and repainted, marks and colors on my shaped canvas. I then applied wood dowels following a precise geometric shape I had designed. I painted more and even collaged a piece, to simultaneously contradict and balance the underpainting.