Artist: Jane Weibel
Exhibition: Psycho Cycle
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Max L. Gatov Gallery
About the Artist:
Many amazing new artist come to the surface at this university: California State University Long Beach with great ideas to show the world. One of these amazing artists created 3-D objects from shredded paper to gigantic cubed box. The name of this artist is Jane Weibel. Jane Weibel is currently an undergraduate aiming for a BFA in the School of Art Ceramic’s Program. Before she attended Cal State Long Beach, she attended a couple of years at San Diego Mesa City College and at first being in the field of Biology. She didn’t feel Biology as her calling until she introduced to art, specifically ceramics. She hopes after graduating from Cal State Long Beach, she will continue her career at University California Los Angeles.
In the exhibition Psycho Cycle, there were many art forms with many variety of colors. Weibel used shredded paper, photography, ceramic rock, and a huge cage made by plastic to be presented in this exhibition which made it very unique. Her photos are usually about women and it’s below a huge piece of rock representing women suffering. Most of these projects took hours even days to plan, but not so much the actual doing besides the cage. The exhibition is represented very colorful with a serious topic.
In Weibel’s exhibition, her work is to represent the victims and hardships of being a women in todays society. Her work gives the audience a very intriguing experience to something to look at, but the question of what it all means is another thing. She puts many pictures of women under big rocks, representing that women get walked on, pushed, or not even being seen. She has experienced many incidents where either she felt like she’s been walked all over or seen it most of her life. One experience happened at Home Depot, where (as a women) was looked down upon because of the work environment. She created the cage to represent her feelings of being trapped in all direction unable to leave. Under all her work, there is a meaningful message that represents feminism.
Synthesis/ My Experience:
At first sight, the creation of these projects were just an intriguing thing to look at. There was a gigantic colorful cage, rocks and pictures everywhere, and even a colorful stack of shredded paper. It’s just an amazing exhibition to look at, but what really came down to the amazement was the meaning behind every piece. I specifically loved the cage, it just looked like there was a lot of work and time put into it which created something beautiful. The meaning behind it is just as important as the structure itself. Not only did this exhibition gave me satisfaction of the art pieces, it also opened my eyes of the truth behind the truth.