100West Corsicana Art League presents its fall program featuring artist Michelle Weinberg of NYC, NY and Miami, FL. From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at 405 N. Neaton St. across from the street from 100W's Beaton entrance.
Weinberg creates art for interiors, architecture and public spaces. She defines her art practice, which includes paint and mosaic murals, hand-knotted rugs, tile and terrazzo floors, and marbleized wallpapers as vivid backdrops for human activity.
She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in Visual and Media Art and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Recent exhibitions of her work include FIU Frost Art Museum and Dot FiftyOne Gallery in Miami, Cyan Gallery in Barcelona, ARENA by Renee Riccardo and the Hewitt Gallery at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College in Fort Myers, FL, Fort Lauderdale Art Museum and Islip Art Museum in NY.
Her commissioned murals and public art works include The Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, Facebook offices in Miami, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places and more.
“Although painting and drawing is where all my projects originate, I frequently find myself in the realms of architecture, theater, decor and applied arts, “ said Weinberg. “From the intimate architecture of the medicine cabinet to large scale shop windows and public art installations, my spaces are populated with stylized forms, eccentric perspectives, flickering patterns, and pastel and hothouse hues. My personal engagement with geometry is inspired by observing how human social behavior penetrates and activates all sorts of surfaces and veneers.”
“At 100W Corsicana I plan to focus on large-scale drawings that resolve the handmade, the mechanical and the digital,” she said. “In addition to continuing to discover the potential of creating imagery using a scanner bed, I have been making drawings using tracing and transfer methods and am obsessed with their appearance of having been "printed." They recall antique narrative scrolls on paper from the Far East, and I'm interested in how narrative unrolling in this linear way molds our attention, especially within the context of the hectic, simultaneous way we absorb media today.
“As well, I will continue with an ongoing project with papier maché, called Shelf Life, which has evolved through several iterations as a way for me to restore meaning to the wasteful material culture in which we live,” she said “By re-purposing accumulated disposable consumer packaging, I disrupt the direct (and subliminal) transmission of “brand” to consumer, but I embrace the banality and its invocation of everyday rituals that compose our lives. Making individual "products" as singular units, collections of "merchandise," and storefront displays all allow me to meditate on commerce, shopping, messaging, fetish, ritual, value and economics. These papier maché objects have become "gift sets" and also serve as the architecture in tabletop sets, and function as film sets for video work in which I have inserted friends and visitors to my studio via green screen. Perhaps these architectures may grow in scale to inhabit the space - and time - of my residency at 100WCorsicana.”
The Corsicana Art League has expanded their commitment supporting the arts in Corsicana by granting honorariums to four visiting artists attending the 100 West Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency program in 2019, to advance their studio practices and deliver public presentations of their work to Corsicana’s audience downtown.
Michelle Weinberg will use digital projection to discuss her work and field conversation about it with guests. Hosted at Nancy Rebal and David Searcy's recently renovated studio, beginning at 6pm on October 17, alongside light refreshments. This is the THIRD installment of CALx100W collaborative programming of AFTER HOURS.