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Barbara Weissberger

DID YOU FIND EVERYTHING YOU WERE LOOKING FOR TODAY?

2005

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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On the wall an apparition of a supersized hamburger surrounded by a constellation of green pickles (as if snatched from an enticing advertisement) is countered, on the floor, by the same such things, as waste. I want, I waste. The work seeks to draw broader, even political, inferences.

Exhibition

Gestures 6: June 5 – July 31, 2005
About The Artist

Barbara Weissberger's work has been shown at such venues as The Drawing Center, White Columns, PS1/MoMA, Gridspace (Brooklyn), Photoville (Brooklyn), and Hallwalls (Buffalo) in New York; Coop Gallery, Nashville; Big Medium, Austin; SPACE Gallery and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh; GRIN (Aldrich + Weissberger), Providence, RI; Artspace New Haven, Connecticut; ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA; and The Holter Museum of Art, Montana.

She was a participant in The Drawing Center’s inaugural Open Sessions and a Guggenheim Fellow. Residencies include Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Camargo Foundation (France), Ucross, Ragdale, Hambidge Center, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Montana Artists Refuge. In addition, she makes collaborative installations with the artist Eleanor Aldrich.

Play is central to her process; images grow out of improvisation and the pleasure of working with materials. The writer Sherrie Flick described the idiosyncratic mix of elements in her work as “stacked and wrapped -- harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity.”

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