Jill Weber "Transformation and Perception"
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
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This is the first solo show of the Boston based artist in New York and includes paintings created between 2005 and 2011.
Influenced by her training as an architect, Weber incorporates the essentials of architectural space - light, material, pattern, volume, solids and voids - into precisely executed paintings that are at once ambiguous and concrete. Derived from photographs taken by the artist or found print images of physical architectural spaces, Weber turns them into abstract sketches using tape and pencil. From these studies, she carefully delineates her paintings on prepared wooden panels. Each of her paintings has a sense of depth and movement that can seem disorienting, enveloping the viewer in a space that is both real and imagined. Weber approaches her paintings as constructions, building up each painting through a process of layering and then scraping. Through her excavations Weber exposes the underlying history and foundation of each work, much the way new construction uncovers previous footings. Combining both matte and glazed surfaces Weber achieves a sense of light and transparency placed against a geometric architectural structure and transforms the real into the metaphorical. Weber turns our perceptions about space upside down by morphing the tangible, asking us to confront architectural space as repositories of memory and the endless possibilities of human interaction.
[Image: "Structural Diagram 7A" (2010) Oil on board 16 x 16 in.]
from October 23, 2011 to November 27, 2011
Opening Reception on 2011-10-23 from 18:00 to 20:00