The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art cordially invites you to three days of events around our current exhibition, Urban Virtue: Writing Absence Cora CohenPaintings by Cora Cohen and Susanne Doremus. Two artists talks and a reception will be featured and are open to the public. Three successful women in the arts will tackle provocative questions about contemporary art, art practice, and the marketplace. The exhibition is open now through November 7 in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art on UA campus.

3 Days of Events in the UA Department of Art and Art History

  • DAY 1 – Public Conversation. Exhibiting artists Cora Cohen and Susanne Doremus discuss their painting. Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., 205 Smith Hall.
  • DAY 2 – Closing Reception, Thursday, November 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, 103 Garland Hall.
  • DAY 3 – Public Conversation. Internationally acclaimed artists Cora Cohen, Susanne Doremus and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung will engage in a second conversation about contemporary art, abstraction, community and academia. Friday, November 7, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Mortar Board Room, 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 Come in a Little Closer, a recent solo exhibit of paintings, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York; Cora Cohen – auf Papier, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, The Responsibility of Forms: Recent Paintings, Guided by Invoices, New York; and Altered X Rays, Field Institute Hombroich, Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss.  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. Find on web 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. Find on web at susannedoremus.com.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung 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. Find on web at mollyzuckermanhartung.com.

Image credit: Cora Cohen, Writing Absence, 2010, 18 x 16 inches. oil on linen, Image courtesy coracohen.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. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: William Dooley, wtdooley@ua.edu, (205) 348-1890