I hope you will join me for my solo exhibition opening at City Ice Arts on May 2, 2014 from 6-9pm.
City Ice Arts - 2015 Campbell Street, Kansas City, MO 64018
City Ice Arts is pleased to present Room Size, a solo exhibition by Cory Imig. The work in this exhibition follows in line with Imig’s previous interest in exploring documentation, time, everyday experience, pattern, and repetition. Through installation, sculpture, and photography she uses City Ice Arts to explore these ideas.
Imig’s main focus in studio has been on creating large scale, site-specific installations that document time. In this new iteration of works time is reflected upon through potential, tension, and vulnerability. She uses balloons as a way to visually signify the passing of time. Imig states, “Since balloons are not airtight, they immediately start the deflation process once they are inflated. In the installations they are used as structural elements that the entire work relies on. Over time as the balloons deflate, the structural integrity of the installations begin to fall apart, in some cases that could literally mean falling off the wall or tumbling to the ground.”
Cory Imig is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator currently working in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008, where she studied fibers and sculpture. Imig has attended residencies at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Vermont Studio Center, ACRE and the Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Residency. In 2012, she was a fellow in the Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship Program. She has participated in numerous shows in the Kansas City area in spaces such as Charlotte Street Foundation Project Space, La Esquina, City Arts Project, and the Kansas City Library. Imig along with four others was awarded a Rocket Grant in 2011, to start a curatorial collaborative in the West Bottoms called Plug Projects.