Seeing Spots


Tamar Cohen sees spots–and makes them too. Well polka dots, actually. The two life-long passions that drive her work are “my love of polka dots,” she told me, “and my ongoing enthusiasm for vintage paper ephemera and books. I use collage and silkscreen to combine and juxtapose the two, creating a dynamic visual world of layered contrasts.” Her engagingly graphic prints can be found on her website. But she also will be in a group exhibition opening on August 14 to 26 at Gallery Ehva, 74 Shank Painter Road, Povincetown, Mass. For those who cannot make it, some examples are here. Just avoid looking directly at the sun and then the prints.
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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.