Tuesday, February 26, 2008
CLEAR CUT Portland Oregan October 2007
At The End of the Day 38x 50" 2007
Ship os Fools and It's Come to This w/ sculptures
For her exhibition CLEAR CUT, Karin Weiner has created sculpture and large collaged works on paper, which focus on the creation of utopian environments within a world of suburban expansion. Weiner compiles images found in sources ranging from real estate catalogs to National Geographic and field guides purchased on Ebay, and combines them with her own drawing and painting techniques. Weiner's nostalgia for the handmade objects of her youth coalesce with the informed social concerns of her adult life, resulting in a series of playful sculptures and collages portraying a nameless Eden.
Karin Weiner recieved her MFA from Hunter College in 2003 and recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, to rural Vermont. She has held solo exhibitions at ZieherSmith in New York, and Lisa Boyle Gallery in Chicago as well as group exhibitions in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Vienna. Publications featuring reviews of her work include Frieze 101, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The New York Sun The New York Times, and Artforum.com.