Julie Weitz creates compound works that address the complex and entangled ways in which we picture others and ourselves. In new work, she combines geometric abstraction, drawn with graphite on black gouache, and digital prints of fragmented body parts. The graphite’s reflective surface and the repetitive patterning create an optical illusion that contrasts the perceived depth, yet material flatness of the collaged photographs. Her drawings appear as face masks, body armor, and dissected portraits of the self.
Artist Bio / CV
Julie Weitz was born in Chicago, IL and currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH. Her work combines painting, drawing, collage and video to addresses the complex and entangled ways in which we picture others and ourselves. She has exhibited at Schroeder Romero, New York, NY, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and Marine Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA. Upcoming exhibitions include two-person shows at Electric Works in San Francisco and The Suburban in Oak Park, IL. Weitz is a 2010 recipient of the West Prize.