Spotlight on Sculptor Lori Cozen-Geller
Lori Cozen-Geller is a Los Angeles-based artist. During her creative process, she looks to capture the emotions of the heart and mind and places them into visual form within space.
"This process is a kinetic one for me. It is a journey that begins with a feeling, evolves into a powerful emotion and is then transformed into art. By freezing emotions and placing them into concrete form, I can then sit back and view the strength and meaning that now lies within the piece that has materialized as art. " - Lori Cozen-Geller
Recently, Artmarket Insights recognized Lori Cozen-Geller’s minimalist work in their feature Our three-dimensional favourites. Cozen-Geller’s unique wood sculpture, On Point, was featured alongside selections by Yayoi Kusama and Guy De Rougemont.
On Point, 2012, Sculpture, wood, 91.44 x 35.56 x 30.48 cm
Currently, Lori Cozen-Geller work is exhibiting four pieces at Imago Gallery in Palm Desert where Frank Sinatra's fabulous paintings are on display. The sculptor was asked to attend the opening of the Frank Sinatra exhibition, the evening hosted by Desert Magazine.
"There are several components that merge together to form my work. The dimensions of the piece along with the color and finish represent the power of the emotion that the piece was born out of. The decision to use sharp angles versus soft curves is determined by the nature of the emotions that are being represented. It is as if the emotions themselves dictate the specifications of how the art is developed.” - Lori Cozen-Geller
Art critic Peter Frank speaks of her work, recognizing how:
“[Lori Cozen-Geller] breaks with minimalism and harks back to an earlier attitude about abstraction: the belief, maintained by the very inventors of abstract art, that, rather than telling stories, providing decoration, or physically defining space and substance, abstraction invokes sensation. What we see, Lori Cozen-Geller believes, is what we feel.”