Upcoming Shows:

The Elaine Fleck Gallery (Toronto, ON)

859 College Street

October 5, 2007- Opening Night Reception "Re-members" : A solo exhibition of recent works on wood, metal, and linen.

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Agora Gallery (New York City, NY)

415 West Broadway in the Soho Art District and 530 West 25th Street in the Chelsea Art District

January 2, 2007 "Beyond Boarders: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada" (to which only a select number of artists were invited to participate)

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Gladstone Hotel and Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

October 11- November 26, 2006  " Hand-Face-Body: An Exhibition of Tactile Textiles" 

 

 

 

Reviews:



Elana Kochman's
Versatile Humanism

Seen recently in the invitational exhibition "Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Arts from Canada," at Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, Elana Kochman works in a variety of mediums: oil portraits with a stark insightfulness and a painterly succulence akin to Lucien Freud; large, linear hand embroideries on linen that appear "drawn" rather than sewn; acrylics on rusted metal and wood burnings on wood, in which these non-traditional art techniques evoke ghostly presences akin to those in faded sepia album photos.
   Kochman's large wood burning "Family" is an especially affecting example. Depicting different generations of an extended clan from the African Diaspora, posed frontally with a dignity that transcends their threadbare circumstances, it is at once a humanistic statement and a formal
triumph.           

 Maurice Taplinger
Gallery and Studio Magazine (February/March 2007, Vol. 9, No. 3, pg. 4, New York)