Mermeros

Exhibition

By:debra weisberg
Drawing, Installation, Intervention, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Title:
Mermeros
Material:
Wire, pulp, carbon powder, polypropylene foam,polymer
Size:
Variable
Price:
$20,000
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Mermeros

 Mermeros," from the Latin meaning causing anxiety,  also comes from the Greek root merimna which means "to care". The thread between memory, anxiety, and care intrigued me as the show spanned work from over a decade. The installation in particular continues my interest in improvisational drawing spurred through materiality in which I navigate between object and landscape. My work is rooted in drawing, including the 3-D work. I construct my sculptures made predominantly with paper-based materials similarly to how one builds a drawing. The traces of prior decisions, the sedimentary layers of my sculptures bear the history of their creation including my missteps and remain visible in the final image.  I refer to Tim Ingold’s writings on drawing as “an archive of its maker’s muscle”.  I believe this process gives the artwork its authenticity and spark and most parallels nature’s phenomena where the friction between the elements and the topography of the landscape creates the contours.  I have rarely placed a mark with a traditional drawing tool directly on a surface but prefer an indirect approach with the material- the paper, tape, sand /salt covered wire- mediating my gesture, my line, my glyph, to imposes its will and imprint on my decisions.  

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