Adele Rieger Cohen (1922-2002), How Far to the Horizontal Do I have to Go to Earn the Right to Remain, 1960; oil on canvas, 82 x 95 inches (Frame: 84 x 97 inches); Gift of Ben Perrone, 2007
The Inner Image: Adele Cohen 1960-1980
On View Sunday, February 1–Sunday, March 15, 1981
An excerpt from the press release:
"BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Inner Image, Adele Cohen, 1960-80, a "Community Tribute Exhibition" of more than eighty-five works by this unique and versatile contemporary Western New York artist, opens at the Burchfield Center, State University College at Buffalo on Sunday, February 1, 1981 at 1:00 pm. The artist will be present from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Displayed in the Center's Main Gallery, Little Gallery and Gallery I, this extensive retrospective exhibition comprises eighty-seven individual works-mainly paintings and sculptures, but including a number of related drawings-dating from 1958 to 1980. The works exhibited range from oils on irregularly shaped canvas, to long, textured "totems", and the large environmental sculpture "Gorge Legend Arbor" originally constructed at Artpark in 1978. The latter will be specially installed by Ms. Cohen in Rockwell Hall's lobby area. Also included will be examples of Cohen's "Fresco Fragments", constructed of shaped paper, acrylic and fiber, and a group of five works from her "Wheel Series" of 1968-69, sculptures consisting of polyester fibers with resins, paint and wood.
"To concentrate exclusively on moments of complete and perfect beauty," Cohen has stated, "is to ignore the totality of life.""