Friday, February 28, 2014

Bloodletting Opening

I just finished installing my Bloodletting piece at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, OH.  Please feel free to drop by tomorrow and check it out.  And a hearty thank you to my husband Charles Wilbur for all of your help!

First annual "Bring your daughters (and sons) to art" day!
Blue Jacket Books
30 S. Detroit St.
Xenia, OH
Sat., March 1, 2014, 2 - 5 PM
Check out Jennifer Weigel's new Bloodletting art installation.  Light refreshments.
Installation will be on display until August 2014.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bloodletting Flyer

As mentioned before, I am getting ready for my biggest installation to date: Bloodletting at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, OH.  I look forward to posting photos of the work installed and invite anyone who wishes to do so to meet me there and help with installation.  Here's a flyer for the show, featuring my tampon jewelry from July.

solo art installation also featuring Wombs by Carlynn Forst
Blue Jacket Books
30 S. Detroit St.
Xenia, OH
March - Aug. 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bloodletting Installation Preview

I am about to embark on my largest scale installation to date, upcoming in late February at Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, Ohio.  The installation, called Bloodletting, will further my explorations into menstruation and female reproductive health.  The creation of the work will be a sort of performance unto itself, and I modified another found dress (actually purchased on a previous trip to Ohio) with faux flowers for the experience.  I have included some preview photos here.

More information about Bloodletting will be forthcoming after the fact.  It is a truly rare opportunity to be able to create such a large-scale work themed around such a taboo topic as menstruation, and I am most grateful to Lawrence Hammar for inviting me to do so.  Aspects of the installation will be included throughout the space to further viewer interaction, with the entire experience presented in such a way that it must be seen in person in order to be fully absorbed.

My goal is to create a "destination installation" of sorts, a large-scale artwork of considerable scope in an unexpected setting that draws people to bear witness and prompts discussion - we shall see how it goes...  That's a very lofty goal and just having such a work remain on view for any length of time is a big first step.  So here's hoping...