Congratulations to Marieken Cochius for her new solo exhibition at SUNY Ulster’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery. The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery showcases art to cultivate an environment of teaching, performing, and exhibiting for both SUNY Ulster’s students and the outside community. SUNY Ulster is a public community college located in Stone Ridge, New York.
Marieken Cochius’ exhibition, called “Guiding the Currents,” will be available from Oct. 7 to Nov. 29, 2022. Cochius is a Dutch-born artist who sculpts, paints, and draws to explore forms in nature. Her work has been featured as covers for Willard and Maple Magazine, Sun Spot Journal, and inside of Esthetic Apostle, FLAR, DeLuge Journal, Alluvian Environmental Journal, and Raw Art Review. To learn more about her, visit her website.
Cochius’s art appeared in Issue 25 of Superstition Review.
We are pleased to share that past contributor Marieken Cochius’s art will be on show this fall at the Lockwood Gallery in Kingston, New York! The exhibit, One Thing Leads to Another, features the contemporary, abstractionist work of Marieken and four others: Karlos Carcamo, Meg Hitchcock, Matthew Langley, and Greg Slick. Pieces from Marieken’s recent “Frequencies” series, such as the one seen above, will be on display, some for the first time. These layered ink on paper drawings capture transient moments in nature and their innate energy. The effect is enchanting.
[Marieken Cochius’s] work is continually evolving formally while consistently and skillfully expressing a passion for the beauty, mystery, and meaningfulness of the natural world. A visit to her website will reveal many variations on the art of abstraction in media that include oil painting, sculpture, and works on paper. There is nevertheless a consistency in her visual language that runs through its many dialects. She’s after a certain kind of energy that can’t be easily captured and held; it can only be experienced and communicated directly. The pieces in this show are records of awakening realized over time and can be seen as a call to the viewer to share a revelatory experience. … A tapestry of these visual moments gradually weaves itself together into a whole. Without specific identifiable imagery to grasp onto Cochius invites us to join in the conscious emergence of the cosmos.
Carl Van Brunt Beacon, The Lockwood Gallery
One Thing Leads to Another runs September 4th until October 3rd. For more information, visit the Lockwood Gallery website. To view Marieken’s art in Issue 25, click here. And don’t forget to check out Marieken’s website and social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Saatchi Art.