Exhibition of Jamie Weiner Sketches: “Eye-Dentity Crisis”
Skidmore’s Case Gallery will be presenting the work of Jamie Weiner ’16 from November 19th to November 24th, 2015. Her exhibition is incredibly unique and depicts the interdependency of organisms and the sheer number of how many have to come together to form one big organism, becoming inseparable. Most importantly, her sketches represent a paradox to today’s individual generation, which focuses on the self and not the individual as an interwoven part of a larger community. Fostering key interests in Anthropology, Asian Studies and Japanese, most of the sketches in the collection were drawn while she was abroad in Japan.
She uses organic forms and is inspired by the interconnectedness of everything around her. In discussing her inspiration for her work she commented, “I am constantly searching for entities beyond my perception to make new and all-encompassing connections, creating an endless challenge not meant to be mastered. This inspires me without a limit, and allows me to be real and be myself, with no hesitation, with no apology.” She is very much determined to keep reaching and making these connections, while understanding that everyone is a unique individual at their core, “I am driven to make those connections to include every person, but fully understand there will always be exclusions. This understanding drives me further, to keep reaching, which is all part of my creative process.” Art frees her and creates limitless possibilities, and is the tool in which she connects and reaches out to others, which is at the heart of her exhibition, “It is my special way of reaching out to others who are all connected to me in some form.”
As for her future, Jamie plans on making a living utilizing her full potential in creativity. “I hope to find more meaningful connections to help others, and by helping others, succeed in a higher understanding of what my role and place in the world should be.” Given her thought provoking process in creating the sketches in this exhibition and her determination to reach out to others, she’s certainly an artist to look out for.
Jamie has participated in Art Collaborations in Princeton, NJ for over fifteen years, both as student and teacher helper. She has also taken art and sculpture classes at The Arts Council of Princeton and The Hun School of Princeton. Some of her art is displayed at the Princeton Public Library, and her sculptures are still on glass shelves in The Hun School of Princeton’s Headmaster’s Office. Additionally, she spent two summers in high school attending CowHouse Studios in Ireland, which has an all-encompassing art program within a working farm in Wexford, which includes travel to art venues and museums. One of Jamie’s paintings was used for their brochure as well.
**The gallery is open to the public between 9am and 9pm each day and admission to the gallery is free of charge. For more information, contact Skidmore College at 518-580-5000, Julia Slaff (Jslaff@skidmore.edu), or go online at skidmore.edu/art/galleries.php.