“Objectively Speaking”

Diana Weymar

This exhibition opens on Friday, Apr. 3rd, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, Apr. 19th, 2015
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

Artist Talk — Tuesday April 7th, 7:00 pm

“Objectively Speaking”

Diana Weymar’s exhibition addresses the struggle between the absolute meaning and the absolute meaninglessness that exist simultaneously in an object. Using materials that have personal meaning because of the way in which they have been used, collected, preserved, viewed, and contextualized in her life, through working processes primarily based hand stitching, ironing, weaving, folding, reading, and writing, the artist explores the narrative quality of memory, keeping track of time through craft practices, and how we preserve meaning on the behalf of someone else’s memory. At the core of her work is the question of what we leave behind and what can be said about the way we have lived through the stories our objects can tell.

Diana Weymar has studied art at Cooper Union (NYC), The Arts Council of Princeton (Princeton, NJ), and The Vancouver Island School of Art but it is her childhood in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia that lingers in the core of her practice. She is deeply indebted to the Canadian maker and academic Danielle Hogan with whom she studied at VISA. Diana has lived in Canada and the States, worked in publishing and film, and has four children. She graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Creative Writing. She currently lives in Bath, Maine.

All photographs of Diana’s work are by Antonio La Fauci, at antoniolafauci.com

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