HiQo Art Gallery presents XChange with Shoshanna Weinberger

By Deborah Anzinger Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 Categories: ARC Partners, Artist Talk, Updates
 

NLS is pleased to invite you to an artist talk by Shoshanna Weinberger. The event will be presented by Hi Qo Art Gallery in collaboration with Creative Sounds Ltd and NLS and is the first artist lecture in Hi Qo’s new artist-based series ‘XChange”.

XChange e-vite

XChange e-vite

Shoshanna Weinberger is a US-based Jamaican artist who explores cultural stereotypes, contemporary connections, and historical notions of women who have been subjugated into modern-day Hottentots. Beauty distortion is found in strip-club dancers, West Indian Dancehall performers, Hollywood, prostitutes, plastic surgery of the rich, and awkward teenagers. In Weinberger’s work these figures are found tangled, hogtied, suffocated and wearing props associated with femininity such as thongs, bras, gold chains and high-heels. The drawings allude to the psychology of coexisting in human and animal form as well as forms both grotesque and sexualized.

Shoshanna Weinberger, Snake Handler, 2011, Gouache/collage on paper, [17"H x 13.75"W]

Shoshanna Weinberger, Snake Handler, 2011, Gouache/collage on paper, [17"H x 13.75"W]

Weinberger currently has an installation of 18 drawings exhibited at the National Gallery of Jamaica 2012 Biennial. Exhibiting for the past decade, Weinberger’s work has been shown across the US and Europe.  Venues include: Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL; Rose Museum of Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; and The Jones Center of Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas. In 2012, she had two solo shows at Solo(s) Project House, Newark, NJ; and Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; along with showing at ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC; Nomad Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; and The Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has also been included in the past 2006 and 2008 National Gallery of Jamaica Biennials. Her work will be in the 34th Bradley University Print and Drawing Exhibition, in Peoria, IL, opening next month, in March.

The artist talk takes place on Wednesday, February 20 at 6pm at Hi Qo Art Gallery, 24 Waterloo Rd, Kingston 10. For more information contact Susanne Fredricks at 864-1997. This event is free and open to the public.

ABOUT NLS

NLS (new local space) is an artist-run contemporary visual art initiative in Kingston. NLS was founded as a place for visual artists making work in dialogue with contemporary issues to engage with the public, experiment with new ideas and collaborate with each other. NLS is a non-profit subsidiary of the audio recording studio and production company Creative Sounds Ltd.

Deborah Anzinger
Deborah Anzinger

Deborah Anzinger is an artist and founder of NLS, a visual art initiative in Kingston. Prior to NLS, Deborah was manager of the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), a non-profit space in DC. Deborah was a founding member of DC-based artist collective Sparkplug and her work has been shown in DC at Civilian Art Projects, Porch Projects, DCAC, The Fridge, and Hillyer Art Space; in Arlington, VA at the Arlington Art Center and George Mason University; and in Jamaica at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Deborah’s work has been featured in the DC- and Berlin-based web journal The Studio Visit (TSV), and she is a member of Project Dispatch, an art subscription service.