'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

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'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:33 am

I was in my favourite local secondhand bookshop here in Melbourne yesterday, when the bookshop owner drew my attention to and provided me with this cute intriguing little promotional postcard of an exhibition entitled 'The Obsessions of a Woman of a Certain Age - Cohen & Cats', by Penny Peckham. 8)

Anyway, I'm off to see the exhibition in a matter of hours and will report back to all you cat lovers on the Forum - you know who you are, so I won't name those of you I do know who fall into this category! ;-)

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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby HelenOE » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:26 am

Not something to sneeze at... unless you're Leonard Cohen. :lol:
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby Laura » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:10 am

Ooooh! My two favourite things in the world! :-)

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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby lightasabreeze » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:52 pm

Sounds interesting. My two favourites too Laura
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby jdhayes » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:54 pm

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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby mutti » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:28 pm

I guess I am a woman of a certain age? and I love cats and so looking forward to your report Andrew!
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:13 pm

Penny’s exhibition was clearly divided into her two distinct “obsessions”, with the Cohen one presented on just one wall and the cats one on the other three walls.

The Cohen part consisted of hung canvases (approximately 40-50 centimetres square) of “fragments of Leonard Cohen poetry/lyrics within colourful abstract fields”, whilst the cats part of the exhibition consisted of a “series of linocut prints of cats taken from a range of Art Historical sources”.

My obviously subjective view is that it was an interesting and unusual exhibition, though there was a bit of a disjunct for me between the two very different types of artistic medium in the same exhibition and space. Leonard’s words excepted (of course), overall, I found the linocut cat prints section more intrinsically engrossing. The Leonard example attached was the most aesthetically appealing for me of that section.

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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:19 pm

jdhayes wrote:Meeowleluja!
I am indeed partial to a good play on words 8)...but I have to be feline in the mood! ;-)

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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby Laura » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:34 pm

Well, it sounds slightly disappointing... The cats part looks definitely entertaining, but I'd have liked the two things together... maybe something like cat-covered Cohen? I'm going to use my imagination on this a bit.

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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:21 pm

I WANT that poster! Even a postcard with it, for framing!
Do they sell online, Andrew?
So TOTALLY fitting for me [certain age included] :D
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Is that as opposed to chocolate-covered Cohen, Laura?
As in dark chocolate-covered coffee beans... delicious in their own right!
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby HelenOE » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:06 pm

Is this going to be followed up by a "Dylan & Dogs" show?
"Gershwin & Gerbils..."?

All right, I'll stop now.
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby jdhayes » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:02 pm

Well Andrew, I thought my pun was purrfect, but yours isn't bad either!
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby B4real » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:35 am

Thanks for your report Andrew and I laughed at both yours and jd's puns!
All I can say is that Leonard is one doubly 8) cool cat himself!
HelenOE wrote:Not something to sneeze at... unless you're Leonard Cohen. :lol:
Helen reminded me of this image I posted in the picture game - source of all knowledge :razz:

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“Oooouuuuuuooooouuuaaaaaaooooooaaaaaaoooooaaaaaoooooooooooo”

The fact is that he is allergic to cats! Full story of an act of sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty here:
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Re: 'Cohen & Cats' exhibition

Postby jdhayes » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:49 am

If LC is allergic to cats, it would be a cat-astrophe if he were to come into contact with one. Are there any cats allergic to LC I wonder?
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