Go See: Marnie Weber ‘The Bondage of Decay’ at Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, through June 6, 2009

April 27th, 2009
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Marble Statue by Marnie Weber: Bondage of Decay

L.A. based artist Marnie Weber invents fractured narratives that conjure up twisted fairy-tales and haunting, dream like worlds populated by fantastical characters.  The exhibition, The Bondage of Decay, presents one of the final chapters of her narrative of the Spirit Girls, an all female band who die tragically and return as ghosts in a quest for spiritual enlightenment.  In this tale, the lead Spirit Girl guides a group of 12 clowns through varying adventures until she ultimately rejoins the spirit world, leaving them alone to grieve. In addition to an installation of clown sculptures and collages, the exhibition will feature two significant large-scale sculptures: a marble ghost clown and a painted wood circus bear. These are the most ambitious sculptures that the artist has produced, standing approximately 6 feet and 9 feet tall respectively.

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Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Marnie Weber received her BA from the University of California, LA. Recent solo exhibitions include Bernier/ Eliades, Athens; Praz-Delavallade, Paris; Emily Tsingou, London; and Patrick Painter, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include Busan Bienniel, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Korea; Sympathy for the Devil, Art and Rock and Roll, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Marnie Weber: an Evening of Video and Performance, Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum. Her work is included in the following public collections: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Neuberger Berman, Inc., New York; Progressive Corporation, Mayfield, OH; and FRAC, Paris.

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Marnie Weber: Bondage of Decay

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Marnie Weber: Bondage of Decay

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Marnie Weber: Bondage of Decay

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Marnie Weber: Bondage of Decay

Entrance to Marc Jancou Contemporary is on Great Jones Alley (mail to 680 Broadway) New York, NY 10012.
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