After a decade of developing new works in Carrizozo, New Mexico (population 986), artist Marc Cohen in collaboration with actress/singer/dancer Julia Danielle, will unveil their Box Art Dreams at Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City on June 2. The works reflect their background in theater and film.
Cohen worked with legendary theater director Tom O’Horgan on the groundbreaking Broadway productions “Hair,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Lenny,” among others. Julia worked with Francis Ford Coppola in “Cotton Club,” Spike Lee in “Mo Better Blues” and “School Daze,” and Woody Allen in “Celebrity,” among her many credits.
Since settling in Carrizozo a decade ago, they transformed the town’s long shuttered hardware store into a live/work space they call DreamSpace and set out to create works of art individually and collaboratively. The result is BoxArt Dreams, a series of 18 multi-layered works featuring photos, video, sound and miniature figurines, that will be unveiled at the Whole 9 Gallery in Los Angeles on June 2.