Joan Cobitz

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This exhibition celebrates the life and artwork of Joan Cobitz, a

"regular" at the Bean. An artist at an early age, Joan's work

spanned decades. she studied printmaking at the University of

Iowa under Mauricio Lazansky and considered herself

primarily a printmaker.

Her work speaks of the complex relationship between men and

women, the biology and physiology of being a woman, and

tells us these stories in pictorial fables. She also composed still

lifes with the objects from her kitchen, creating architectural

tributes to the meaning of sustenance.

Joan Cobitz was modest about the exhibition and promotion of

her work. This small show offers a glimpse into a literate,

psycologically astute mind and a life lived with art.