Studio Visit with Lynette Miranda (Make Space) and Cory Imig:
I have long admired Cory Imig‘s multidisciplinary practice as an artist, curator, and educator. I can’t quite place when Cory and I first connected, but it was in 2011 via the internet. It was the very beginning of both Make Space and Plug Projects (we even posted a mention of Plug’s inaugural exhibition).
PLUG Projects is a curatorial collaborative and exhibition space in Kansas City, MO, founded by five artists including Cory. They received a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Art in 2011 to launch the space. Eventually Cory and I met in person at MDW Fair 2012 in Chicago, where both Make Space and Plug Projects were organizing exhibition spaces. While we’ve kept in touch for the last three years, this exhibition has given me the chance to work with her directly and develop a deeper understanding for her artistic practice.
I spoke with Cory over the phone to discuss the conceptual concerns of her work, explore her process-based methodology, and talk about how she balances the various parts of her practice. She also tells us about her experience at ACRE last summer and its impact on her work.Take a listen and excuse the fuzzy beginning!