On the wall an apparition of a supersized hamburger surrounded by a constellation of green pickles.
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.
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.”