Taking Heart is a joint exhibition by painter Jason Bryant and photographer Charles Cohen.
In this collaborative show, Bryant presents paintings of Cohen’s photographs of the iterations of four advertisements as they appeared throughout the New York City subway system. Cohen has created photographic copies of copies and Bryant has created photo-realistic, original paintings of Cohen’s copies. The process itself asks the often ignored question, what is an original?
While Cohen and Bryant direct us to Walter Benjamin’s landmark essay, Art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction, as the conceptual basis, they consider it an entry point to diverse cultural insights into socio economics, gender, celebrity, humor and violence.
October 13 - November 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 - 8 PM