“HELLO, My Name Is” opened at Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles on May 22, 2022. The exhibition marks British photographer Nadia Lee Cohen’s first major solo exhibition in the United States. Remember to confirm with gallery’s website for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required). The exhibition remains on view through August 13, 2022.
The gallery will present a thematic showcase of Cohen’s photographic works from both of her sold-out monographs (Women and the recently published HELLO, My Name Is), in addition to an immersive installation featuring never-before-seen video works.
The one hundred works presented under the title Women were created between 2014 and 2020; a six-year-long project made in secret, self-funded through Cohen’s commercial work in music video and fashion photography. The photographs are narrative works, and Cohen is a storyteller with the eye of a cinematographer. In each image there is a tangible sense of events before and after the moment captured in the pictures. Jeffrey Deitch will show, for the first time, the accompanying film works in which the subjects of the photographs inhabit the scenarios of the pictures. They are presented as a triptych with three clocks above the screens; London, New York, and Los Angeles. The geo-tags remind us that Cohen is not creating a fantasy world or parallel universe – hers is a heightened, magical, fictionalized realism, but the world depicted is most definitely one we all live in.
The exhibition space for HELLO, My Name Is was designed in collaboration with Nadia Lee Cohen’s Art Director Brittany Porter, to create an immersive world where elements from Cohen’s films and photographs become three dimensional objects that inhabit and breathe life into the space.
On view: May 22, 2022 – August 13, 2022
What: “HELLO, My Name Is,” Nadia Lee Cohen
Where: Jeffrey Deitch, 925 North Orange Drive, LA