Artwork by Cali Gorevic and Nancy Cohen at Riverside Galleries
The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center present the work of two artists, Cali Gorevic and Nancy Cohen. While Gorevic uses her iPhone to capture the work of Mother Nature, Cohen manipulates mostly human-made objects.
Gorevic has printed everything from digital composites to solar prints; she has made photographs with everything from large format cameras to pinholes to plastic toys. She said, “Sophisticated as it is, the iPhone is the most primitive of all in its way: no zoom, no interchangeable Zeiss lenses, no options for shutter speed or aperture. This incredibly advanced device allows me to record the least civilized images I can find, reflecting the energy of nature without benefit of human hands. It really feels like an extension of my eye.”
At the core of Cohen’s work is the contradiction between fragility and strength, both in personal lives and in the environment. One body of recent work focuses on the latter and comprises a series of studies of waterways and natural systems realized in collaboration with scientists and environmentalists. Another shifts perspective from the vulnerability and tenacity of nature to that of the individual navigating a perilous world.
Both exhibitions run through June 22. The Riverside Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website, garrisonartcenter.org, or call 845-424-3960.