Apparitions in RubberGAMBIER, Ohio (November 6, 2008) Clothing: it hides us and defines us, it's assertively real and somehow ephemeral, it's mere merchandise but as intimate as our skin. Sculptor Jil Weinstock explores the meanings of dress in evocative works that will be on display in the Olin Gallery from November 6 to December 13, in a show titled "Apparitions."
Weinstock will speak about her work on Thursday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. A reception will follow in the gallery.
Weinstock creates collages combining vintage clothing and the unlikely medium of cast rubber, which uncannily suggests flesh and has what one writer has called an "ambivalent appeal." The effect is to both celebrate dress and immobilize it, specimen-like, for inspection.
Weinstock is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, who earned a joint M.F.A. degree from Berkeley and the San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited her work extensively in both solo shows and group exhibitions, has had a number of residencies, and has taught in both colleges and museum programs. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
The Olin Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.