Permutations: Anna Boothe and Nancy Cohen

Permutations: Anna Boothe and Nancy Cohen

Start date

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 12:00pm

End date

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 6:00pm


Philadelphia Art Alliance

251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Between Seeing and Knowing, a featured work, is an extensive tableau comprised of hundreds of glass objects, which takes as a starting point the artists’ long standing interest in Tibetan Buddhist paintings and the integration of their otherwise very separate studio practices. The installation reinterprets the symbolism in the paintings to create a work that reflects the organizational structure and palette of the paintings, as well as the sense of expansiveness and lack of hard resolution characteristic of Buddhist ideology.

Using a variety of techniques, this exhibition features individual works created through kiln- casting, slumping, fusing, blowing, hot-sculpting and sand-casting. In the adjacent gallery, the artists display monoprints created by using objects from the larger work as catalysts for mark-making.