May 9 - June 20, 2003

Cuyahoga Fugues

Presented as part of Elements: Matter, Body, Mind and Spirit

Margaret Cogswell (New York, NY)

Part of SWAP

Cogswell divided her residency into three, two-week segments to extend her visit to include multiple seasons. She first researched the Cuyahoga River and its connections to diverse Cleveland communities, talked about water and drew with children from Head Start and the Urban Community School, and invited them to visit her studio in May. Cogswell was given a rare private tour of steel-making facilities and interviewed former steel workers, riverboat captains, and members of an environmental group in Akron during her second trip. Audio and video documentation were part of Cogswell's multimedia installation Cuyahoga Fugues, presented as part of Elements: Matter, Body, Mind and Spirit, May 9-June 20, 2003. She also presented an illustrated talk on her residency. Art in America critic Eleanor Heartney (NYC) has written the essay on Cogswell's installation for the SPACES brochure.

About the Artist

Margaret Cogswell

Margaret Cogswell is a mixed-media installation artist residing in New York. Cogswell has a MFA degree in sculpture from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University (1982) and is the recipient of numerous awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2009), New York Foundation for the Arts... go to artist page

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