September 8 – October 3, 2015
Reception: Thursday, September 9, 6-8pm
Rachel Mica-Weiss, Pyramidal Planes (Intersecting), detail, 2014, tencel thread hand-strung on site, maple
Rachel Mica-Weiss , Draped Stone, 2015, maple, concrete casting compound
Rachel Mica-Weiss, Fallen Portrait, 2015, cast vatican stone, maple, cotton thread pigment, sand
Rachel Mica-Weiss, Pyramidal Planes (Intersecting), 2014, tencel thread hand-strung on site, maple
Rachel Mica Weiss (b. 1986) is a sculptor and installation artist. Her site-specific installations explore themes of tension and control, as well the relationship between weaving and architecture. Her sculptures are composed of cast forms, wood constructions, and hand-braided elements that balance uneasily against each other or are hopelessly intertwined. Weiss holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.F.A. in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is a 2011 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship. Her solo exhibitions include In Place at Fridman Gallery, NY (2014) and Engulfing the Elusory at the San Francisco Arts Commission (2013); group exhibition venues include Storefront Ten Eyck, SohoHouse New York, SOMArts Cultural Center, and the Fiber Philadelphia Biennial. Weiss has created large-scale installations for Norwood in Chelsea, Nassau Community College, and PULSE New York. Weiss is the 2015 Visual Artist in Residence for the Chelsea Music Festival and is currently creating a commissioned installation for the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Hyperallergic, the Bad at Sports blog, and several international publications. Weiss has also lectured and taught at a variety of undergraduate institutions and has participated in several local and international residencies for visual artists. Weiss lives and works in Brooklyn as a resident of the chashama studio program.
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