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VINCENT VALDEZ Untitled (series), 2020 - 2021

Untitled (series), 2020 - 2021
Pen on paper
Suite of 8, (Alisa, Allana, Claire, Daniel, Esteban, Ilana, Jeffrey and Vincent)
Each: 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7cm) unframed




Africosmos, 2021
Gouache, glitter, and collage on paper
52 x 52 in (framed)
132.1 x 132.1 cm (framed)



ALLANA CLARKE Relentless, 2021

Relentless, 2021
Cocoabutter and beeswax
8 x 44 x 2 in.
20.3 x 111.8 x 5.1 cm.



ILANA SAVDIE Aguijón de profano sagrado (Holy unholy stinger), 2021

Aguijón de profano sagrado (Holy unholy stinger), 2021
Pen and acrylic on paper
11 x 14 in.
28 x 35.6 cm.



ILANA SAVDIE Brutal of you to parade en un cuerpo, 2020

Brutal of you to parade en un cuerpo, 2020
Pen and acrylic on paper
18 x 24 in.
45.7 x 61 cm.



ALLANA CLARKE Wayward, 2021

Wayward, 2021
Hair bonding glue (rubber latex, black carbon dye)
59 x50 x 12 in.
150 x 127 x 30.5 cm




Press Release

James Cohan is proud to present Un/Common Proximity, a group exhibition featuring the works of the 2020-2021 NXTHVN Studio Fellowship artists: Allana Clarke, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Jeffrey Meris, Ilana Savdie, and Vincent Valdez. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s Tribeca location, 48 Walker St, from June 12 through August 13. Un/Common Proximity is curated by 2020-2021 NXTHVN Curatorial Fellow, Claire Kim.


To explore the exhibition in our Online Viewing Room, please click here


The title of this exhibition, Un/Common Proximity, refers to the artists’ unprecedented experience of living and working in close proximity with one another during a year punctuated by a landmark U.S. election, global pandemic, and national reckoning of systemic racial injustice. It also points to the ways in which all seven studio Fellows continued their practices under NXTHVN’s roof, creating work which purposefully and/or inadvertently responded to challenges that mark this tumultuous year. This exhibition highlights both individual discoveries as well as communal responses tackling themes of protection, healing, redemption, and intuitive processing that permeated throughout the studio walls.


Claire Kim, NXTHVN 2020-2021 Curatorial Fellow, has written an essay to accompany the exhibition. Please click here to read the full text. 


Co-Founded by Titus Kaphar and Jason Price, NXTHVN is a new national arts model that empowers emerging artists and curators through education and access, while also accelerating professional careers in the arts. NXTHVN’s Curatorial and Studio Fellowships are made possible, in part, by support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the TOY family in memory of Yves (1988–2011).


To learn more about NXTHVN, please click here.

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