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Tom Weinrich
updated: 05/12/2008
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Addressing the Retiree - Marlboro Man
Documentation of Performance as G.W. Bush
Addressing the Retiree - Installation View
Addressing the Retiree - Instruction
SVA Open Studios installation
Broke
Seaking - Posing
Seaking - Reaching
Seaking - Running
Seaking - Pulling Boat
Revision Temple
SECCR
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, gender/sexuality, historical, humor, narrative, political, psychological, social criticism, violence, nature
 
 
Addressing the Retiree - Marlboro Man by Tom Weinrich
Addressing the Retiree - Marlboro Man
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4/14/08
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Documentation of Performance as G.W. Bush by Tom Weinrich
Documentation of Performance as G.W. Bush
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5/1/08
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Addressing the Retiree - Installation View by Tom Weinrich
Addressing the Retiree - Installation View
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5/1/08
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Addressing the Retiree - Instruction by Tom Weinrich
Addressing the Retiree - Instruction
Digital Video Still
2008
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SVA Open Studios installation  by Tom Weinrich
SVA Open Studios installation
Various
2007
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Broke by Tom Weinrich
Broke
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11/21/07
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Seaking - Posing by Tom Weinrich
Seaking - Posing
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2008
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Seaking - Reaching by Tom Weinrich
Seaking - Reaching
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2008
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Seaking - Running by Tom Weinrich
Seaking - Running
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2008
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Seaking - Pulling Boat by Tom Weinrich
Seaking - Pulling Boat
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2008
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Revision Temple by Tom Weinrich
Revision Temple
Graphite on paper
2004
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SECCR by Tom Weinrich
SECCR
Graphite on paper
2004
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Artist Statement
In SeaKing, a failed Civil War re-enactor confronts his inability to accept the artifice of reenactment as a means to express his violent tendencies by acting out in a sudden burst of brutality.   This action is at once both defeat and triumph in his search for a reality beyond his own existence.  The sight of his dead companion presents him with what the theorist Slavoj Zizek refers to as a “semblance of the Real,” an image that makes the protagonist “unable to integrate it [the image] into what he experiences as his reality, and is therefore compelled to experience as a nightmarish apparition.”   

This idea of the Real as nightmarish apparition not to be believed or accepted has a firm place in both the history of art, particularly in painting, and in the past century, the horror film genre.  The film Deliverance, a major source of my work, centers around a group of men from the city, erroneously self-defined as horror-genre victims, who attempt to escape their encounters with the violent- Real- side of the world by continuing on down the sweltering river, fully hoping that the rising waters of a forthcoming lake will wash away all the nightmarish apparitions and sins of their trip, and allow them to return to a sense of normalcy.  A similar attempt at escape from consequence is presented in my film, only the re-enactor does have the comfort of knowing that the river will end and home is not far away.  

Artist Bio / CV

Lives – Brooklyn, New York
Born – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Education

School of Visual Arts                            New York, NY        
Master of Fine Arts                              May 2008

University of Pittsburgh                        Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of the Arts in Studio Art         April 2004

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2006       

Survival City, Paint and Body, Pittsburgh, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008:    
        Animal, MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SVA Gallery, New             York, NY
2006:
        Pinch Hitters, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
        Pittsburgh’s Best 2006, TRAF Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
        MySpace, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2005:
        Joyce to the World - October, Joyce Studios, Pittsburgh, PA
        What It Is, The Brew House, Pittsburgh, PA
        Three Rivers Arts Festival - Annual Exhibition, TRAF Gallery,         Pittsburgh, PA
        Joyce to the World – April, Joyce Studios, Pittsburgh, PA

Related Links

    http://www.youtube.com/weinricht
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomweinrich

Publications

Thomas, Mary.  “Short Takes.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 16 May 2006


Knepp, Gregory. “Space Crafts.” Pittsburgh City Paper, 4 May 2006


Shaw, Kurt.  “Personal Space.” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 13 April 2006


Grossi, Adam.  “The Forts of Home.” Pittsburgh City Paper, 18 January, 2006