The Shape Of A Body



The Shape of a Body | Leonie Weber

November 19 - December 10, 2017 

485 Madison Ave (North) 
New York, NY
(Between 52nd and 51st) 
Space provided by Jack Resnick & Sons

Nearest Trains: 6, E, M

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 19, 3 - 6pm

Open Hours: 

Thursdays and Fridays, 10am - 2pm 
Saturdays and Sundays, 2 - 6pm
Closed Thanksgiving day.

Visible through storefront window 24/7.


Citing instructive signage and vintage advertising as influences, Leonie Weber’s The Shape Of A Body uses the visual charm of the mundane to examine the dynamics of power and social norms. The series of drawings included in the show, “Her Part,” addresses the physical and emotional vulnerability of women, as well as double standards they are subjected to in professional contexts. The wall installation included, "Trust Me," though without an embodied "speaker" or motive, suggests direct, sometimes personal insinuations of compliance through its sequencing and tone.


Over the last 10 years, language has been a primary element of Weber’s work. She uses original text, as well as appropriated language, and often applies further writing processes to found material with the creation of collages, or anagrams.
 

About the Artist

Leonie Weber relocated to New York from Germany in 2011. She graduated from Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar in 1999. Her work has been shown in Germany at venues such as Graphothek Stuttgart, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Berlin, New Museum Weimar, and Galerie Gudrun Fuckner in Ludwigsburg, and in group shows at Regina Rex and Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York. Weber has been a resident artist of Chashama’s Space to Create program since 2012.


For more information about Leonie's work, please visit her website at www.leonieweber.net or follow her on Instagram. She can also be contacted at leowebsel@gmail.com to schedule an appointment for viewing the show outside of the posted hours.

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