Jennifer Weigel

Heartbroken (2020)
digital photograph
8.5 x 11 in. printed 1/1 on fabric

“I have no words for how I feel right now. I am heartbroken over George Floyd’s death and the subsequent riots. My mind is fuzzy, I don’t remember as much as I feel I ought. The division that has been building politically from before I can remember pains me. Has it been just this election cycle, the past two Presidencies, decades, my entire lifetime?… Time is a blur. I can’t even recall my father’s passing as well as I should; 2014 was swept up like grains of sand and sometime around 2017 I started to reawaken, now to this… There is so much rage. I am trying to stay off of Facebook because bearing witness is too painful and too volatile. I am trying to just float along because right now everything else seems distant.”

Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography and video. Much of her work touches on themes of beauty, identity (especially gender identity), memory & forgetting, and institutional critique. Weigel’s art has been exhibited nationally in all 50 states and has won numerous awards.

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