1,000 Scene Changes
New Work by Michelle Weinberg
March 18 – April 23, 2016
Opening Reception Friday, March 18
Fuck You Fashion Module #1
Saturday, April 2, 1 – 3 pm
design sublime presents 1,000 Scene Changes, an exhibition of recent works by artist and designer Michelle Weinberg.
The exhibition assembles works on paper and in papier maché, canvas backdrops, props and costumes, and artifacts from her artistic life.
For many years, Weinberg has envisioned the stage as the primary metaphor for the spaces in her paintings. The proscenium stage format is her fundamental virtual architecture, the window into her game space, and she works like a set designer, swapping old scenery for new, exchanging characters, props and backdrops.
Weinberg states that “Stagesets in my work are spaces alive with potentiality, platforms to declare freedom.” Her fusion of geometry, folded, stacked and cut out forms are lifted from everyday life, from the clutter of her studio, from the streetscape around her, and are imbued with humor and the sublime.
On view in 1,000 Scene Changes is an arrangement of paintings on paper and canvas in varied sizes, 3D papier maché “playsets” and works made with her marbleized papers. A shop in the set will feature books, zines, scarves, tattoos, and works by collaborators.
Eccentric pattern and vivid color flow from the painting surface to her hand-knotted rugs, cement tiles, printed silk textiles and more. A restlessness and desire to integrate all aspects of creative energy and thought motivate new developments in Weinberg’s art.
Weinberg is a 2016 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a 2016 Wavemaker New Works/Projects Grant from Cannonball Miami.
design sublime founder Karina Rasmussen says, “We are excited to show all of Michelle’s roving, curious activity in one exhibition. Her works are fun, feminist and feminine. She is a painter by training but joyfully works in as many mediums she can get her hands on.”
An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 18, 6 – 9pm at design sublime.
Weinberg will offer a workshop, “Fuck You Fashion Module #1,” featuring iron-on decalcomania to customize garments on Saturday, April 2, 1- 3 pm at Design Sublime.
Michelle Weinberg was born in Brooklyn and lives and works in Miami and New York. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY and an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia. Weinberg has exhibited widely throughout the US, Europe and Australia, including Cyan Gallery (Barcelona), Design Sublime, Dorsch Gallery and Farside Gallery in Miami, The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College (Fort Myers, FL), Lesley Heller Workspace and Kathryn Markel Fine Art (NY), Nordisk kunst Plattform (Norway), and The Schoolhouse Gallery Provincetown, MA.
Museum exhibitions include Islip Art Museum (NY), Miami Art Museum, Provincetown Art Museum (MA), Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC) and Wolfsonian Museum/FIU (Miami Beach). She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony, homesession and Fundacion Valparaiso, both in Spain, among others.
Weinberg’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Elle Decor, Design Bureau, ICON magazine, design-milk.com, Cover, MetropolisMag, World Architecture News, Aesthetica, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Flash Art, Provincetown Arts, and many others.