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Annette Cords and Jeremy Sigler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event

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December 7, 2013

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Mid-Manhattan Library

FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Sideways exhibitions poster, 2013. © Annette CordsSideways exhibitions poster, 2013. © Annette CordsArtist Annette Cords and poet Jeremy Sigler discuss the intersections of art and life, focusing on the ideas behind Cords’ installation and work related to her site-specific exhibitions Sideways, Tandem Mass, and Nested created for Art in the Corner Room, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series.

The event also includes a reading of Sigler’s poetry.

Combining a variety of media, from painting to weaving and installation, Annette Cords transforms materials and merges ideas. Born in northern Germany, Cords was raised in Hamburg and the United States. She earned her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania and received a BA in Fine Arts and Literature from Principia College in Illinois. Her work has been shown in galleries, not-for-profits, and museums in the U.S. and abroad. Recent solo exhibitions include Diamond Days, Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany, Turnarounds, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, and Cross-Coupling, Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson, NY. Cords’ work has appeared in group shows at numerous venues, including MASS MoCA, Westbeth Gallery, LG Tripp Gallery, Jenaer Kunstverein, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, and Michael Steinberg Fine Art. She was awarded a Change Inc, Robert Rauschenberg Fellowship (2010) and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2003). Cords lives in New York City and is currently an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts Department at St. John’s University.

Spiro 2, digital drawing, 8.5x11 inches, 2012. © Annette CordsSpiro 2, digital drawing, 8.5x11 inches, 2012. © Annette Cords

Native American poet Jeremy Sigler has published numerous books of poetry: To and To, Mallet Eyes, Crackpot Poet, Led Almost by my Tie (with Jessica Stockholder), Math, and forthcoming from Dashwood Books in 2013, Pleasure, done in collaboration with photographer Ari Marcopoulos. Other long poems presently unpublished are Marooned Reader, Here, and The Sport of PoetrySigler was awarded a Lannan Foundation fellowship in Marfa Texas in 2006, and has read his work on occasions at the R. M. Schindler House on Kings Road in Hollywood, California. Sigler has taught sculpture in numerous graduate art programs, worked as the New York Senior Editor of the Swiss art journal Parkett, and was formerly the Manager of Publications at Dia Art Foundation in New York. In 2006, Sigler collaborated with students outside of Washington D.C. to produce his own unauthorized theatrical adaptation of the 1979 film, Being There (directed by Hal Ashby), which was itself adapted from the 1970 novella by Jerzy Kosinski. Sigler has lived in Brooklyn, New York since 1991.

Sideways Installation (detail), wire mesh and paint, circles, digital drawings, 2009-2013. © Annette CordsSideways Installation (detail), wire mesh and paint, circles, digital drawings, 2009-2013. © Annette CordsInitiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide an open forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists to converse about art and the potential of exploring new ideas.

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