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Annette Cords - Nested - Art in the Windows Exhibition Series


November 27th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014

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Nested installation, yarn cones and copper/gold leaves. 2013 © Annette CordsNested installation, yarn cones and copper/gold leaves. 2013 © Annette Cords

The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present the site-specific installation Nested combining elements from Annette Cords other installations Sideways and Tandem Mass currently on view as part of Art in the Corner Room and Art Wall on Third ongoing exhibition series.

Using wire mesh and cones that formerly held yarns, she articulates the spaces in the windows. The cones are stacked and transformed into gilded infinite columns, reflecting the changing light. The painted wire mesh coils into airy forms, staging shifting viewpoints of line and color for the passersby.

Poet Jeremy Sigler joins Annette Cords for An Artist Dialogue series event on Saturday December 7 at 2:30 p.m. inside the Corner Room.
Art in the Windows exhibition series is curated by Arezoo Moseni.
Nested installation, wire mesh and paint. 2013 © Annette CordsNested installation, wire mesh and paint. 2013 © Annette Cords
Artist Statement
The windows next to the entrance of the Mid-Manhattan Library present themselves as self-contained, miniature worlds that are on public view. Within the enclosure of these volumes, lies the invitation to orchestrate movements that are at once physical and visual, inhabiting both three and two-dimensions. Creating this work after installing Sideways and Tandem Mass, presents the opportunity to combine materials from both installations and reflect on the ideas of motion and transformation.
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.
Nested installation, yarn cones and copper/gold leaves. 2013 © Annette CordsNested installation, yarn cones and copper/gold leaves. 2013 © Annette Cords
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.


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