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Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7 - 8:30pm

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In a free, public lecture, artists Adriana Farmiga and Elizabeth Jaeger will discuss their own and each other's practices across sculpture and drawing using a series of prompts. Beware of slippage. 

Adriana Farmiga's interdisciplinary art practice presents outwardly straightforward formal arrangements of superficially familiar artifacts, images, patterns and materials. In her work, these give way to nuanced alternatives in which elements of identity, memory, and place are filtered through layers of absurdity, humor, and wit. Farmiga has been teaching at Cooper Union since 2011 and she is currently working towards participation in exhibitions at Derek Eller Gallery in the summer and at The Ukrainian Museum in the fall of 2016.

Elizabeth Jaeger (b.1988, San Francisco, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) holds a BA from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Her sculptural works were featured in solo exhibitions at And Now, Dallas, as well as Jack Hanley Gallery, and Eli Ping Frances Perkins, both in New York. Jaeger co-founded and operates Peradam, a publishing house specializing in small-run artists' books.

This lecture is part of the Spring 2016 Intradisciplinary Seminar, which is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding support from the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

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