January 24th - March 6th, 2016
Helen L. Kohen
The extent to which Helen Kohen touched generations of South Florida artists is immeasurable: she was our voice, our champion and our advocate in all ways large and small. At times she guided us with a "nudge" to go a little further - mostly with a kind of parental pride - taking delight in our individual accomplishments while overseeing Miami's growth into the richly diverse art community of shared accomplishment that it is today.
Helen's support included purchasing works by South Florida artists at all stages of their careers. Over four decades she assembled a rich and varied private art collection that practically serves as comprehensive survey of the history of art making in South Florida since the 1970s. We are honored to exhibit some of these works that previously covered the walls of her beautiful home from floor to ceiling as a continuing celebration of this extraordinary life.
- Robert Thiele, Kristen Thiele, and Francesco Casale
Bridge Red Studios
Photo (detail): Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Helen Kohen, 1987