December 6, 2014 — January 31, 2015
HISSING PEARLS is a collection of Sonya Sombreuil Cohen’s most recent oil paintings. Drawing from a wide range of influences such as comic art, erotica, and psychoanalysis. The materials Cohen uses refer to the psychedelic nature of oil paint itself—the transubstantiation of earth matter into image. The paintings approach and retreat from their sources, and the figures in the paintings talk back—obliquely and in veils.
Sonya Sombreuil Cohen lives and works in California. She attended Hampshire College, where she studied Art and Philosophy. Since 2009 she has operated Come Tees, a screen-printing press that creates conceptual and narrative clothing. She has shown in Olympia, WA, Western Mass, and currently in Miami for Art Basel.