Collaboration with Nancy Cohen

“Between Seeing and Knowing”

Anna Boothe and Nancy Cohen
Accola-Griefen Gallery Chelsea, NYC Sept/Oct 2013

“‘Between Seeing and Knowing’ is a large scale installation initiated through the Collaborative Residency Program at the Corning Museum of Glass in 2012. For this work we used a wide range of glass processes including kiln-casting, slumping, fusing, blowing, hot-sculpting and sand-casting.

Conceptually, the piece takes as a starting point our long standing interest in 14th through 19th Century Tibetan Buddhist Thangka paintings, integrating our otherwise separate studio practices. We reinterpreted the symbolism in the paintings to create a work that reflects the organizational structure and palette of the paintings, as well as the sense of expansiveness and lack of hard resolution characteristic of Buddhist ideology.”

The piece, as installed at the Accola-Griefen Gallery, was 33′ long x 10′ high x 1.5′ deep and was comprised of approximately 300 elements. A review was published in GLASS Quarterly Magazine (Winter 2013-’14) and NYArts.

Click here – Boothe / Cohen Collaboration Brochure

Nancy Cohen & Anna Boothe: “Between Seeing & Knowing” from Nancy Cohen on Vimeo.