"A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty 10"
"A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty 18"
"A Space Once Occupied, Now Empty 26"
Once a space is empty, and I remember how it was before, I try to remember the exact shape of what was there. The space it took up. I imagine being inside this space, and trace the boundaries of it from that point of view. Once a space is empty I also search. For any trace, whiff, anything left behind.
The external search with the senses for proof of something/someone that once was there. All works in this series are ink and pastel on paper made of bark, 16x24.
MARIEKEN COCHIUS s a Dutch-born artist who has lived in New York City since 1987, and in the Hudson Valley since 2013. Her work encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Cochius' work has been exhibited in places ranging from New York City, NY, Berkeley, CA, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, to Japan, Germany and the Netherlands. Her work is in numerous private collections in the US and Europe. She has collaborated with musicians and other artists. A public sculptural commission was completed in 2017 for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY and will be installed in 2018. Recent solo shows in 2018 and 2016 were at Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY, and Holland Tunnel Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She has participated in two residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. Cochius has participated in recent group exhibitions at Cigar Factory, LIC, NY: WAAM, Woodstock, NY; Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; LAB Space, Hillsdale, NY; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Ube Gallery, Berkeley, CA; Brick Gallery, Catskill, NY.