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Joseph Cohen Receives the FY17 Individual Artist Grant

March 22, 2017

De Buck Gallery is excited to announce artist Joseph Cohen’s grant award from the Houston Arts Alliance. Known as the largest grant for individual artists in Texas, Cohen aims to utilize this opportunity to create work that will help bridge the world of art and science together. Cohen will address the existing role and various applications of carbon nanotubes in contemporary culture. His project will foster a greater awareness of the current advancements in science through the lens of art, which he will approach through the forms of paintings, hyper spectral images (photography), drawings, and sculptures. Cohen’s project will be comprised of three parts: the creation of new artwork, the exhibition of Cohen’s new work, and a panel presentation to introduce this project to science and healthcare industry professionals.  The exhibition will take place between December 2017 and February 2018, with numerous venues to be announced. 

Joseph Cohen is a visual artist who specializes in artworks that emphasize medium specificity and human perception. Cohen explores how materials are used in a particular work, which can then change each viewer’s experience and perception of the piece as their own optical perspective changes as well. Cohen has recently developed his own paint made from carbon nanotubes (CNTS) with the help of leading scientists. This new medium will be showcased in Cohen’s upcoming exhibition. Please contact the gallery for more information.