Shibboleth: New works by Oreen Cohen at Area 405 December 16

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Shibboleth: New works by Oreen Cohen
Opening Reception FRIDAY, December 16th from 6-9 pm
This exhibition’s opening coincides with David Brooks’ Expanded Format Class from
The Maryland Institute College of Art Fall 2011 student reception 6-9pm
In this winter’s solo exhibition, Shibboleth, Oreen Cohen transforms the front gallery space of Area 405 into a factory of abandon with re-purposed and found object assemblages, video, and paintings. Her multi media installation investigates the severance of perceptions of place and people.
Bio: Oreen Cohen is currently an MFA candidate in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University (2014). She holds a BFA in Visual Studies from University at Buffalo and graduated cum laude in 2008. She has recently been featured in exhibits at Transformer Gallery (DC), a pop up gallery at Moderno (12 and U st NW, DC), Annmarie Garden and Sculpture Park (Maryland), and Art space (Buffalo). Upcoming exhibitions and events include “Future Tenant” (March 2012) Pittsburgh, PA, and NYFA artist and audiences program. Recent residencies include Annmarie Garden and Sculpture Park-Smithsonian Affiliate (Maryland), and Vermont Studio Center. Cohen is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow.
About Us: Since 2003, Area 405 has hosted a range of events from visual arts exhibitions and dance performances to video screenings, theatre and experimental music performances. Area 405 also serves its community by hosting benefits and meeting space for non profits, schools and neighborhood groups. Area 405 offers one of the region’s largest exhibition spaces. At nearly 7,000 square feet, this former industrial site is an ideal context in which to present large-scale exhibitions. It is housed in a 160 year old 66,000 square foot artist owned building in where over 30 artists create. Area 405 is in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District and is solely run by volunteers.
Hours and Contact Information: This exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. Dates for Shibboleth are December 16th, 2011 through January 20th. 2012, with an opening reception Friday, December 16th 6-9pm.
Area 405 hours for Shibboleth are by appointment due to the holiday season. Please check our facebook page for special open hours and contact us via email and leave us your phone number to schedule an appointment to see this amazing exhibition.
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AREA 405
405 East Oliver Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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