SPARE ROOM

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SPARE ROOM
Michelle Weinberg

ON VIEW  June 7 – August 17, 2014

Display. Decor. Decoy. An ersatz storefront within ArtCenter’s 800 building designed by Michelle Weinberg, SPARE ROOM presents works that straddle the disciplines of fine art and functional design. SPARE ROOM exploits the familiar face of the storefront and explores its duality as convenience store and devotional space, emphasizing the shop window display as a conduit for consumer desire. A changing schedule of projects will be presented throughout the summer. “Very Good Products” is an ongoing work that replaces the ubiquitous, obsessive “consumer brand loyalty” with products sheathed in abstract pattern, color, and sublime geometries that obliterate the original material – ordinary drug and dollar store containers. Other projects slated for production in Spare Room are “Florist”, “3D Portrait Studio” and “Soft Research”.

Michelle Weinberg
Brooklyn, NY 1961 | Lives and works in Miami Beach
Weinberg creates works in painting and collage, designs rugs, tiles, mosaic and paint murals, and produces art for architecture and public spaces. Her imagery inhabits a “Pretend Dimension” in which elastic perspectives, personalized geometries and fictitious architecture elaborate stage-set like narratives. Her works in all media integrate her vision of vivid backdrops for human activity. Weinberg is the recipient of fellowships and residencies and exhibited in numerous galleries and museums at the national and international level. Weinberg received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has been a visiting artist and instructor at several universities, and she is a project consultant to museums and non-profits. Weinberg has been Creative Director of Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale since 2006.

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