1 Minute with Rachel Mica Weiss: Installation of IN PLACE at Fridman Gallery, February 21 - March 22, 2014
Along with 22 other outstanding MFA students, May 2012 San Francisco Art Institute graduate Rachel Mica Weiss received The San Francisco Foundation's Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and exhibited at SOMArts in 2011. TSFF & SOMArts Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition is a juried survey of fresh work from the highest caliber artists completing Bay Area MFA programs, and this video takes you behind the scenes with one of last year's award winning artists. Video by Ian McClellan. (c) 2012.
Artist Rachel Weiss investigates the methods of West African cloth production and the nature of wrapping and adorning the armature of the human body. Intimate relationships with artist and artisan communities in Senegal have informed her exploration of the function of cloth as a shroud, as a proud exterior, and as an important indication of the human gesture.