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Gestures to the Divine Opening Reception

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709

Join us for the opening of Gestures to the Divine: Works by Hagit Cohen. There will be live music, refreshments, and a chance to talk to the artist about her work.

Israeli-born artist Hagit Cohen applies the technical precision and vigor of digital photography to the shamanic rituals she incorporates into her daily life. The smallest plant seeds and pods, gathered on the East Bay trails and other traveled countries, demand hyper-focused attention and take center stage in Cohen’s minimalist prints. Strange forms loom large, casting intricate shadows, some resembling calligraphic marks, some resembling dance scores. “Nothing is too small to be the object of wonder or to hold powerful significance in the cycle of life,” says Cohen, who installs her work to create the space of awe, contemplation, revelation, and prayer. The exhibition is curated by Alla Efimova, the Principal and Founder of contemporary arts management company, KunstWorks.

The Doug Adams Gallery is the primary exhibition space for the Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union.