Visual Arts Program
 


Saturday, April 19, 2008 — Friday, May 30, 2008

Barbara Weissberger

Are we just going to stand and watch this?

Barbara Weissberger - <em>Are we just going to stand and watch this?</em>
Barbara Weissberger - <em>Are we just going to stand and watch this?</em>
Barbara Weissberger - <em>Are we just going to stand and watch this?</em>

Are we just going to stand and watch this? will present new watercolors and a large-scale collage of fragments applied directly to the wall, culled from photographic pieces from Weissberger's library of images. These works are part of an ongoing series that investigates the continuum between the natural world and the artifacts of cultural production. Working with her own photographs and material found in muscle magazines, Weissberger begins each piece with a collage. She draws from a growing lexicon of images including body-builders, hamburgers, beef, 1970s crocheted blankets, tires, cars, butterflies, birds, flowers and mushrooms. The collage is a generative step in the process; the watercolor, the final iteration. These works are located between abstraction and representation—the aggregate shapes emerge largely through response to formal qualities found in the bits of representational material.


Some publications related to this event:
BARBARA WEISSBERGER - 2008
April, 2008 - 2008
May, 2008 - 2008

 
 
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.