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October 25, 2004

“Warped” Puts Color and Shape Through the Motions at Southampton College
Artist Reception for Almond Zigmond to be Held ThursdayFriday, November 11

Beth Giles (

Southampton, NY The work of Almond Zigmundwill be on display from November 5 through December 1. An artist reception will be held on Thursday November 11th from 4 until 6 pm where the artist will discuss her work and show a slide presentation at 5pm. All events at the gallery are free and open to the public. The gallery is open daily from noon until 5pm and by appointment.

Almond Zigmund creates large-scale objects upholstered in brightly colored patterns and colors using vinyl, textiles, yarns and paint, large installations which that bring together the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and design as they all relate and respond to the architecture. of space. They are hypothetical environments: a flat space of abstract designs, an interior with a distorted perspective, a landscape with no horizon. These are spaces defined by pattern, color and light. Avram Gallery at Southampton College from November 5 – December 1.

Using these objects and their inherent potential for movement, Zigmond makes two dimensional works, paintings and digital prints which placethem in environments of color and light.

“Thematically, I am concerned with the ways in which economic, political, and artistic concepts of space and place are manifest and perceived,” said Zigmund. “I stress the metaphoric significance of the object/art object as an instructive device for understanding the use of a space.” Zigmund believes that form and the role it plays in culture is essential and continuous, creating an alphabet of physical language and a cumulative understanding of place.

Almond received her M.F.A. from the University of  Nevada-Las Vegas and her BFA from the Parsons School of Design. Since graduating, she has exhibited at numerous galleries, including the Kravets / Wehby Gallery, New York, L.A. Projects in Los Angeles, and the Galerie Amtshimmel in Baden, Switzerland. Most recently she was invited to exhibit her sculpture “Six Pink Sides” in Pier Walk an annual exhibition of outdoor sculpture at the Chicago Navy Pier by curator David Pagel. Zigmund was includedchosen for inclusion in the New American Talent: The Fifteenth Exhibition of the Texas Fine Arts Association, held in Austin, Texas, and a selection of her works was acquired by the Altoids Collection of New York for the Altoids touring exhibition of 2001. She has just returned form a residency at the Vermont Studio Center this past March.

Avram Family Galleries are located in the Fine Arts Building on Southampton College’s 110-acre campus overlooking Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island’s East End. Both student works and those of professional artists are displayed in the 700 square foot space.facility.  The facilities are named for Dr. Michael Avram, whose financial support made both the galleries and theater possible.

For information about the exhibit please call Gallery Director Beth Giles at (631) 287-8234.

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