The Gold Coast Arts Center Announces Upcoming Exhibition Titled “Interiors”

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On Sunday September 18th from 4-7pm, the Gold Coast Arts Center will be hosting an opening reception for their new exhibition titled “Interiors.”

The exhibition, which runs from September 18th – November 20th, 2016, will include photography, painting, and sculpture. Artists Exhibiting are Maxi Cohen, Orestes Gonzalez, and Laini Nemett.

Interiors is an exhibition that explores the artist’s relationship with familiar places and how they connect to interior landscapes of personal history, memory and association. Photographer/videographer, Maxi Cohen captures moments in the ladies room, “as a space of sanctuary and solitude”. The painter Laini Nemett comments that she wants the composite imagery to “conjure memory” but also to emulate an experience of place. Orestes Gonzalez’s photographs of interior spaces captures moments of loneliness, happiness and a time of innocence. As the exhibit’s title suggests, their work serves as portals to interior spaces that are in plain sight, not to be missed.

Maxi Cohen is an award-winning artist and filmmaker based in New York City. Her films, photographs and multimedia installations have been exhibited internationally and are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum for American Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Cohen’s television work includes short films produced for Saturday Night Live, the Comedy Channel, MTV Networks, PBS, Children’s Television Workshop, and Fox Broadcasting. She has independently produced and directed shorts and feature-length documentaries, fiction and animation that have been broadcast on network, cable, public, and foreign television.

 

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Maxi Cohen

 

Orestes Gonzalez has been taking photographs for over 25 years. His photography style is not a literal representation, but rather symbolic in spirit. “To convey a feeling of loneliness, innocence, happiness or history is what moves me to take pictures” Gonzalez stated of his work. His portfolio includes landscapes, interior design, architecture, portraits, and more.

Laini Nemett studied at The Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has participated in solo and group exhibitions all over the world-including New York, Italy, Africa, and Spain. She has won multiple awards, such as the Minnie Helen Hicks Premium Award for Painting, and she currently teaches at Union College in Schenectady, NY.

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Laini Nemett

The Gold Coast Arts Center located at 113 Middle Neck Rd is pleased to present the exhibitionInteriors.

 

For More Information on “Interiors” Visit: http://goldcoastarts.org/

More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our (1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.