by Cory Imig
On display Nov. 1 - 23, 2019
Open Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. during exhibition dates. Or contact us by email to set up an appointment to view the show at another time.
Opening reception on Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Open during 2nd Friday Art Night on November 8 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The New Gallery is pleased to announce Site Lines, a solo exhibition consisting of a “site sensitive” art installation by Cory Imig of Kansas City. For Cory’s show at The New Gallery, she has created a unique piece that responds specifically to the site, allowing materials to shift and dictate relationships between one another and the space itself. Artist Cory Imig alters spaces physically, visually, and temporally through the creation of unique large-scale art installations that engage the viewer as an active participant and challenge our perceptions of space.
What is the relationship between two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional forms? How can manipulations of a space foreground its changes over time? In what ways can imagined manipulations shift perceptions of a space without any physical changes at all? In her art, Cory Imig examines questions like these through a process of building, moving, observing, and rearranging the assembled spaces that surround us. These methods produce large scale installations and site proposals that alter spaces physically, visually, and temporally.
Cory’s manipulations ask the viewer to imagine space differently, including how it interacts with their body, how they move through it, and the objects within it. Cory’s installations play with perceptions of both the second and third dimensions, inviting viewers to flip back and forth between them. This process intentionally blurs the boundaries between the physical space and the work itself and brings the viewer in as a moving component of the work. Everything is active.
These installations, which are referred to site-sensitive, equalize the balance between place and time. A key strategy is how Cory’s installations change during the time they are installed. Components of the work move fast or slow, and linear elements stretch when tension loosens and gravity becomes apparent. These various time scales exist not only in the work but also in the site itself.
About the Artist:
Cory Imig (b. 1986) is an artist based in the midwest. Imig has exhibited in numerous exhibitions across the United States, in spaces such as Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Hardesty Art Center, and the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has attended residencies at Art Omi International Art Center, The Vermont Studio Center, and ACRE Artist Residency.
In addition to her studio practice, she is a founding member of PLUG Projects, a curatorial collaboration in the Stockyards District of Kansas City, as well as Say Uncle, a nomadic residency and exhibition program. Imig is co-director for Beyond Alternatives, a symposium which focuses on artist-led organizing outside of large metropolitan areas.