The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, June 25, 2018

Everson To Exhibit Work of Anne Cofer
Anne Cofer, Concealed Objects, (detail, work in progress) 2008-09, cloth and clay, installation dimensions approx. 14 ft. x 10.5 ft. x 16.5 ft. Courtesy of the artist.

SYRACUSE, NY.- The Everson Museum of Art present s today the work of Anne Cofer in an exhibition titled Anne Cofer: Concealed Objects, February 7 – April 26, 2009. Anne Cofer was the recipient of the Best-of-Show Award given at the 2008 Everson Biennial exhibition.

“By successfully using unfired clay in new and exciting ways, Cofer has transcended the boundaries of what has been acceptable in traditional ceramic practice within the academic world,” said Debora Ryan, Everson Museum of Art Senior Curator.

Anne Cofer’s interest in materials and artistic processes is evident in Concealed Objects, a provocative new site-specific installation created for her first solo museum exhibition at the Everson. Cofer creates objects that exist for a moment and place in time and are then recycled and reused for other projects. The installation designed for the Everson is composed of skirt forms constructed of cloth and wet clay suspended from the ceiling in grid fashion. The skirts, arranged in perfect harmony within the space that contains them, appear to float in contradiction to the heavy clay that pulls them downward. Each garment is cut from a Victorian-era dress pattern (ca. 1895), combined with wet clay and modeled by hand to capture every fold of the fabric as it cascades to the floor.

The repetition of form and motion recalls the monotonous tasks of domestic chores that have existed for centuries without change. Cofer assigns new meaning to the found and recycled fabrics she chooses for the garments: the bed linens, table cloths, furniture upholstery, and well-worn clothing conceal the individual histories, memories and stories untold about their previous owners.

Cofer took first prize at the 2005 National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) student exhibition for a work entitled Daily Toil, a series of 40 unfired clay slabs draped in muslin and suspended over wire similar to the current installation. Anne Cofer currently lives and works in Syracuse.

An Opening Night Lecture and Reception will be held February 6, 2009 beginning at 5:30pm. The Lecture and Reception is free for Everson Members, $10 for Non-members. From 6.00 – 8.00pm, enjoy the exhibitions over light hors d’oeuvres catered by Alto Cinco, live entertainment and a cash bar.

Anne Cofer: Concealed Objects is made possible in part by Clayscapes Pottery Incorporated.

Today's News

February 7, 2009

Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism Exhibition Opens Today at Norton Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum Presents Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered

Artists in Their Studios Captures Major American Artists at Work

Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique at The Legion of Honor

Friends of Kresge Art Museum Present New Acquisition in Honor of Museum's 50th Anniversary

Donald Sultan: The First Decade Opens at The Contemporary Arts Center

Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller at The Joslyn Art Museum

New Exhibition Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Lincoln's Birth

New Museum Announces Names of Fifty International Artists For "The Generational"

Eva Grubinger. Trespassing Opens at Museum der Moderne Rupertinum

TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945

The Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825, from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Everson To Exhibit Work of Anne Cofer

La Volupté du Gout: French Painting in the Age of Madame de Pompadour

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes Opens at The Burrell Collection

In Search of the Orient. From Bellini to Klee at Zentrum Paul Klee


New Operating Hours and "Free Day" at the Akron Art Museum

Washington State Historical Society Public Call for Digital Photography

AMAM Exhibits Works from World War I

Des Newton Leading Ship Bottler and Modeller, 67, Dies

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Galerie Miranda opens exhibition of works by Marina Berio

2.- Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

3.- Classic Beauties unveils the sensual enchantment of Neoclassicism

4.- Exhibition presents a dramatic survey of five hundred years of Spanish painting

5.- Glasgow blaze guts one of world's top art schools - again

6.- The Prado opens the first major monographic exhibition on Lorenzo Lotto's portraits

7.- Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

8.- A record setting necklace, diamonds & gemstones propel $1.9 million in jewelry sales at Rago in June

9.- Czech Art Nouveau painter Mucha's masterpiece finds home after 90 years

10.- Exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery explores the garden as a "stage" for the extraordinary

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful