Bill Viola, Inverted Birth, James Cohan Gallery, New York

James Cohan, New York, presents Inverted Birth, the gallery’s seventh solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed video artist Bill Viola. Featured are six major works created between 2012 and 2014: Ancestors (2012), Inverted Birth (2014), and four pieces from the Martyrs series, Earth Martyr, Air Martyr, Fire Martyr, and Water Martyr (all 2014). Regarded as a seminal figure in the development of video art, Viola has been celebrated throughout his 40-year career for combining state-of-the-art technology with universal humanistic themes – birth, death, and the unfolding of consciousness.