ARCHITECTURAL FRAMEWORKS SERIES:
By combining textile languages with the density of stone, cast forms, and wood constructions, Weiss combines the notions of fixed architecture and fluid fabric into one sculpture. The domestic forms and frames of windows, doorways, valences, mirrors, and other architectural portals and passageways are the formal basis of this recent body of work; they function as architectural impasses and as malleable thresholds.
By confounding the slippery connotations of formal and material characteristics--cast cement reads and marble and latex paint reads as mirror--Weiss unravels the seemingly "stable" preconceptions of stationary-moving, heavy-light, strong-fragile, real-facsimile. The unexpectedly rigid textile forms of the metal mesh "fabric," for example, are one of many screens or obstructions. These flowing--yet immobile--forms both complicate the nature of the grid and the inherent functions of the forms each object references.