• size 43" × 50" × 9"
  • year 2016
  • medium Cement-based casting compound, brass mesh, and maple
  • framed N/A
  • price $5
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“So much of my work is about materiality. Many of my sculptures confound real and “faux” materials; in this piece, brass mesh reads as fragile tissue paper and cement-based casting compound reads as marble. There’s a subtle pleasure in being caught, even briefly, by a material’s deceptive qualities.”
Rachel mica weiss

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Rachel mica weiss

Rachel Mica Weiss (b. 1986) is a Brooklyn-based installation artist and sculptor. Her sculptural practice incorporates stone, cast forms, and wood constructions, as well as textile languages to generate works embedded with gravity and tension. Materials are often manipulated in unlikely ways, blurring connotations of formal and material characteristics. Her installation practice is rooted in the craft of weaving, its technical processes, historical uses, and relationships to architecture. Using an environment’s unique architectural elements as her framework, her interventions nod to textiles’ historical use as a means to divide and control space, drawing attention to constraints within both physical and psychological spaces.

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