In my COLLAGE FORMATIONS, dualities (nature/culture, organic/inorganic, abstraction/representation) break down. The way in is through abstraction, in spite of their photographic veracity.
My handmade unique books are comprised of marginalia. I cut the margins of magazine pages, of ephemera, up to the edge of text, or the edge of a rule line. Fragments of text are cut, fragmented, illegigle and compressed -as if mumbled, or pre-language. The edge becomes central.
Artist Bio / CV
BARBARA WEISSBERGER’s work has been shown at such venues as PS1/MoMA, DUMBO Art Center, and White Columns in New York; Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York; in Pittsburgh at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Artist Image Resource; Artspace New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut; the Holter Museum (solo, catalogue) in Helena, Montana and ADA Gallery and the Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. She has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Distinguished Fellowship for a residnecy at the Hambidge Center in 2013, residencies at The Camargo Foundation (France), Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (Germany), the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, VCCA, and the Montana Artists Refuge. She divides her time between Pittsburgh and New York.