This Saturday, join us for MOCA’s Virtual Studio Visits series led by MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach as he globe-trots and digitally connects with artists around the world for studio visits. This week features Mary Weatherford from her working space in Hemel & Aarde Valley, South Africa. These online talks are pre-recorded and available on MOCA’s YouTube channel.
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About the artist:
Mary Weatherford is noted for her masterful use of overlapping fields of color, and as her work has advanced the increasingly complex and luminous interactions between paint, lighting, and wiring have produced a hybrid form that collapses the distinction between painting and installation. Weatherford makes paintings that evoke a specific time, locale and temperature. Her recent works, in which the canvases are affixed and sometimes juxtaposed with working neon light, provide an elusive and sometimes radical comment on the legacy of gestural abstraction. Weatherford was born in Ojai, California. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University, her M.F.A. from the Milton Avery School of Fine Arts at Bard College in 2006, and was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1985. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
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