Brian D. Cohen: A Retrospective

November 4, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301


Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts presents a gallery-wide solo exhibition, Brian D. Cohen: A Retrospective. Opening and Artist Reception on Gallery Walk Friday, November 4, 5 – 8pm. Exhibit continues through December 11 and features over 100 artist prints, books and watercolors by printmaker, painter and educator Brian D. Cohen.

Cohen was an art teacher at The Putney School 1985 – 2020, and is founding director of The Putney School Summer Programs. In 2001 he helped found Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction, Vermont as its artistic director. His writing on prints, books, and arts education have appeared in print and online journals and magazines.

As a printmaker, Cohen has shown in over forty individual exhibitions and has participated in over 200 group shows. His books and etchings are held by major private and public collections throughout the country.

“I embrace themes of loss, futility, destruction, and unexpected, redemptive beauty, themes tied to the tradition of printmaking, whose imagery has always tended toward critical commentary and serious contemplation, and often toward humor and irony as well. I am as often inspired by what I read or listen to as by what I see.”

Writer Deborah Lee Luskin observes, “Cohen’s work helps us to see the beauty of the mechanical world, the endurance of the natural one, and a way to contemplate the contradictions and complexities of human existence that both challenge us and give us comfort and hope.”

(Attached images: Brian D. Cohen, Two Bridges, 1992, 14”x 17”, etching)

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