Urban Virtue: Paintings by Cora Cohen and Susanne Doremus


Urban Virtue: Paintings by Cora Cohen and Susanne Doremus

Reception date:

Nov. 6, 6-8:00 p.m., in the gallery


Oct. 9 – Nov. 7, 2014

Lecture date:

Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m., 205 Smith Hall


Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
103 Garland Hall
The University of Alabama

Cora Cohen, "Blue Horizontal"
Cora Cohen, “Blue Horizontal,” 2008, graphite, oil on canvas, 32 X 48″, image courtesy of the artist.
Image Credits

The work of two American painters, Cora Cohen and Susanne Doremus, will be featured in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art October 9 – November 7. In addition, the public is invited to three events centered around the exhibition:

Artists Cohen and Doremus will hold a public conversation about their work on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7:00 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall.

A reception for the artists will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-8 pm in the SMGA.

Artists Cohen, Doremus and Molly Zuckerman Hartung will hold a second conversation, Friday, Nov. 7, 9-11 am, Mortar Board, Room, third floor Ferguson Center. This conversation will focus on painting, its process, the benefits of community, and painting within academia.

Cora Cohen is a New York-based painter with an international record of exhibitions including Cora Cohen – auf Papier, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden; The Responsibility of Forms, recent paintings, Guided By Invoices, New York; Altered X Rays, Field Institute Hombroich, Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss; Come in a Little Closer, a solo exhibit of paintings, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York; and 70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York. Cohen has artwork placed in numerous public and private collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Yale University, New Haven. Among her awards: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2013 and American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, New York, 2012. More at coracohen.com.

Susanne Doremus is a Chicago-based painter and serves as professor of painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her record of national exhibitions contains Open/closed, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, and the 181st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York. Doremus’ awards include: National Endowment for the Arts Individual Grant, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and McCormick Place Commission, Chicago, IL. More at susannedoremus.com.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, a participant in the November 7 artist conversation, is a celebrated artist whose work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial (New York), Violet Fogs Azure Snot at Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago, IL) and Modesty, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis). She has earned the attention of many with (The 95 Theses on Painting) that is posted online. More at mollyzuckermanhartung.com.

This series of events is funded and supported by the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the Department of Art and Art History, the College of Arts and Sciences and The University of Alabama.

For more information, contact William Dooley, wtdooley@ua.edu, (205) 348-1890

View a pdf of the gallery’s installation and exhibition checklist here. A Flickr album of installation photos is here.

Susanne Doremus, "Vivid Dreams"
Susanne Doremus, “Vivid Dreams,” 2013, oil, acrylic, graphite and collage on canvas, 78 X 84″, image courtesy of the artist.
Image Credits

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Art History. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings 5-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. There is no admission charge. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or on the web: http://art.ua.edu/gallery/smga/

Information about visitor parking is here. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours and on weekends.