Marc Jancou Gallery Contemporary

The Bondage of Decay

Marnie Weber
April 23 - June 6, 2009
New York
Installation View
image 1

Installation view, Marnie Weber, The Bondage of Decay, Marc Jancou, New York, April 23 - June 6, 2009

image 2

Installation view, Marnie Weber, The Bondage of Decay, Marc Jancou, New York, April 23 - June 6, 2009

image 3

Installation view, Marnie Weber, The Bondage of Decay, Marc Jancou, New York, April 23 - June 6, 2009

image 4

Installation view, Marnie Weber, The Bondage of Decay, Marc Jancou, New York, April 23 - June 6, 2009

image 5

Installation view, Marnie Weber, The Bondage of Decay, Marc Jancou, New York, April 23 - June 6, 2009

Press Release

Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to announce the exhibition, The Bondage of Decay, by LA based artist Marnie Weber. This is the artist's first solo show with the gallery.

Marnie Weber invents fractured narratives that conjure up twisted fairytales and haunting, dream like worlds populated by fantastical characters. The exhibition, The Bondage of Decay, presents one of the final chapters of the invented 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. We are excited to feature them in this exhibition.

Marnie Weber is based in LA and 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.

News

Marnie Weber: Mamco

January 20, 2016

Marnie Weber Performance as part of Jack Black's "Festival Supreme"

October 25, 2014

Marnie Weber in CineMarfa Film Festival

May 02, 2014

Grey Flags: Work by Jim Shaw and Marnie Weber at Backlash

April 09, 2014