An investigation into space, structure and time expressed in the medium of paper. Buildings hold memories and contain a unique historical consciousness. The medium of paper complements this idea perfectly as fragments are built up and cut away to reconstruct fragmented structures that contain complex histories.

About Margaret Noel

Margaret Noel studied studio art at Oberlin College and earned her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School in 2005. She currently divides her time between her studio in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn and her position as a professor in the Department of Art and Art History of Kutztown University, where she teaches drawing and mixed media. Noel’s drawings, paintings, and collages have been exhibited widely, including at The Curator Gallery and The Painting Center in Chelsea (NY), The Durham Art Council (NC), The Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita (KS), and Life on Mars Gallery in Brooklyn (NY).

About Zoe Cohen

Zoë Cohen is a visual artist who works conceptually in a wide range of materials and modalities, creating works on paper, sculptures, installations, audio works, and public participatory projects. Her research-based practice bridges contemporary concerns with inquiry into a wide range of visual and cultural heritage. In her current Shul/Church projects, she works with watercolor, paper, and sound, and performance, using a light touch in relationship to the weight of history, in order to offer a window into the layers of identity and experience that inform our complex contemporary lives.

Zoë Cohen received her BA in Fine Arts from Haverford College and her MFA from Brooklyn College. Zoë was a leader of her class of Brooklyn College MFA students who successfully fought the censorship of their MFA Thesis Exhibition by the City of New York in 2006. Her residencies include The Vermont Studio Center, Philadelphia’s 40th Street AIR program, and the Artist-in-Residence program at the Philadelphia Cathedral. Zoë is an art educator and curator, and has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, The University of the Arts, and at Moore College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, and Berlin, and is in the permanent collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, The Museum of Art and Peace, The Philadelphia Cathedral, and Kol Tzedek Synagogue. She is the recent recipient of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists New Courtland Teaching Fellowship, and presented a solo exhibition at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA in Spring 2017.

Opening Reception

September 1, 2017