I have an enormous backlog of art I’ve seen in person that I need to share with you, my dear Woman Seeking Art readers. I only share the art I like. Believe me, there is a lot of art I see and do not like, which you never will see from me.
I follow galleries, artists, museums, and newsfeeds online all the time, so there is a lot of great art that I cannot see in person. I thought I’d start sharing some of these images with you as well.
Rachel Mica Weiss
I’m starting off with work by New York based artist Rachel Mica Weiss. I love resin, adore exaggerated chain link art and think these pieces are spectacular. Any of these pieces would look perfect on my empty large wall of art real estate, but possibly just a bit too large for a small city apartment. The show, GRAVITY, at here gallery in Pittsburgh, PA is open through January 7, 2023. I would love to see this work in person.
“Chain has become a significant motif in Weiss’s newest body of work. Stripping her cast resin chain links of their capacity for capture and control, Weiss instead relegates them to the world of adornment—massive necklaces or chainmail—and elegant, perhaps passable, barriers. In Net, Weiss’s first wall-based chain work, a smoky-gradient of resin adorns the wall as if it were cloaking an absent body; in Passage, a luminous chain hangs at chest-height like a necklace that could never be worn or a stanchion bisecting the gallery space. In Portal, honey-colored links form an aperture just large enough for the viewer to pass through, yet a wall thwarts any attempt. Ultimately, each resin chain is held taught above and against the force of gravity as rich gradients of color deepen in saturation as they fall towards the floor.”(here)