May 29 2007

Jesse Cohen in 6 Man Show

On June 3rd, I’m involved in a show entitled “Six Man Show.” This event is curated by Alison Christ, and will contain the words of 6 DC area artists. Come out and see some new work that hasn’t been shown publicly. Just think 2 shows, back to back. Aromatic, then new work at 6 Man!

Location: 507 South 23rd St. Arlington, VA

Find show details here.

Edit: This show was a great success. Many people came out on a rainy day to see some really strong work. Once again, Alison proves that a one day show is a strong possibility or opportunity for artists to get some well deserved attention! We all look forward to seeing the next show that she plans. Check back future show plans.

May 24 2007

Artist’s Statement

In the field of molecular biology we work with systems and materials that are understood but not seen. Our experiments and processes are viewed secondhand through results of chemical interactions left on a plate or a photographic image of a gel marked by a passing reaction. Our work seems to exist at an odd intersection between the abstract and the concrete.

My work is representative of that idea. If you draw close to any object, soon it begins to take on abstract qualities. For example, we are used to seeing still-life images at a certain distance; arm’s length or more. Yet, once you enter into a flower’s stamen for a look around, you’ve arrived at Terra Incognita where everything is fresh and unknown.

In these images I’ve moved in close for a different view, focusing sharply on human curves or a flower’s organs. This sets the image clearly in the real world with an abstract composition, yet lets the fields dissolve into the sensuous contrasting forms that are unnoticed periphery in everything we see.

May 24 2007 Founder’s Statement

In the art scene, new artists are often unintentionally hidden from the public. Artists must create and allow for their own discovery through active networking.’s goal is to fill this gap in the Washington, DC art scene by providing an environment for emerging and established artists to communicate with each other, with galleries and with collectors. was created to allow us to push our art scene and our own development through our expanded communication.