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Rehoboth Art League Drawing Detroit: Works in Ink by Margi Weir


A&E
Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane
Lynne Powell
lynne@rehobothartleague.org
302.227.8408
www.rehobothartleague.org
May 09, 2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Artwork by: Margi Weir "Tudor Bones" sumi ink and tusche on rag paper

DETROIT DRAWINGS: Margi Weir

May 2nd – May 25th

Opening Reception Friday, May 2 from 5 -7 pm

Margi Weir earned her MFA in painting from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She currently is an Assistant Professor of painting and drawing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. About her work, Weir states “Since my move to Detroit in 2009, I have been working on a series of drawings titled, “Frontline: Detroit”, that depicts the remains of buildings that were once signifiers of the culture here. The open form left by fire and weather appeals to my sense of design. They have become part of my everyday world, my neighbors. I began to draw them to help myself understand them and my relationship to them. These “bones”, ruins of our civilization, occupy an ambiguous place in time that I am trying to understand.” She summarizes the ideas behind this work by saying “There is a transformational aspect of turning the images of blight into beautiful objects that point both ahead in time, as well as behind.” Visit Margi Weir online at www.margiweir.weebly.com.