Detour with Anne Wu and Amie Cunat
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Detour with Anne Wu and Amie Cunat

Detour with Anne Wu and Amie Cunat

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Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner Room

445 Fifth Ave at 40th Street

New York, NY 10016

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Artist Amie Cunat joins Anne Wu in a dialogue about Wu's site-specific Art in the Windows installation titled Detour. Following a presentation of the artist’s recent work, they discuss the pieces on view in the library’s North and South window vitrines and converse about process, materials, and the way in which painting and sculpture intersect with the urban environment.

Anne Wu was born in New York City and grew up in Fujian, China and Queens, New York, where she currently lives and works. She makes sculptures and drawings that examine place as subject matter to explore memory, transition, experience, and translation. The artist received a BFA from Cornell University and participated in the 2015 Bruce High Quality Foundation University’s Emerging Artist Residency Program. Her recent shows include Biennial Bound at 67, New York; Happy Hour at BHQFU/FUG, New York; Transparent Critique at NADA New York;and Balustrade at Public Address, New York.

Amie Cunat is a Japanese-American raised in the rural city, McHenry, Illinois. Her paintings and installations, characterized by biomorphic forms and comedic hues, investigate parallels between abstraction and the perceptive. She moved to New York to attend Fordham University where she earned a Dual BA in Visual Arts and Art History. Cunat holds an MFA from Cornell University and a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her recent exhibitions include Clue, Cue at Foley Gallery, New York; Blood and Sand at Mountain, New York; Oysters with Lemon at Ventana 244, New York; Octopi Koen at The Cooper Union , New York; and Marks at AIRY Gallery, Kofu, Japan. Cunat was recently awarded a solo exhibition and fellowship for the Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill, New York. She lives and works in New York.

Doors open at 2:00 PM

Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide an open forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists to converse about art and the potential of exploring new ideas.

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