Solo Exhibition: Shoshanna Weinberger
Curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch
Opening Reception: September 6th, 7-9pm
On view through September 29th
The solo exhibition of Shoshanna Weinberger’s work encompasses the theme of “power grab.” This show will be Weinberger’s first solo show in New York and will comprise varied-scaled works spanning different time periods. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean-American artist Weinberger creates works on paper, paintings, sculptures, and installations that depict resilient female archetypes as corporeal sites of cultural and political agency. Weinberger comments on the objectification experienced by women of color in a patriarchal society. Her collaged and textured silhouettes and outlines as well as cut-out sculptures portray abstracted and often sexualized female muses with accentuated stereotypical physical features, such as lips, hair, legs, and buttocks. Weinberger reframes and subverts societal conventions surrounding the representations of beauty, identity, gender, and race. With an interracial background, Weinberger also examines the complexities of heritage.
Eileen Jeng Lynch is the Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill, where she organizes the Sunroom Project Space for emerging artists and is involved in all aspects of visual arts programming. For her independent projects, Jeng Lynch has curated exhibitions in galleries and nonprofit institutions, including LMAKbooks+design, Sperone Westwater, Lesley Heller Gallery, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Garis & Hahn, and Radiator Gallery, over the last ten years. She has contributed to Two Coats of Paint and On-Verge. Previously, she worked at RxArt, Sperone Westwater, and the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary Art, for which she authored essays in the Museum Studies publication on film, video, and new media. Jeng Lynch earned her MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA in Art History and Advertising from Syracuse University.