May 16, 2014

Primordial Mirror Screening

Ware:Wolf:Haus is pleased to present Primordial Mirror, a three-channel HD video by Julie Weitz with a live musical score by Michael Perkins. Opening the night will be a performance by celebrated Dallas composer David Karten Daniels in which he will premiere his new work, The Four Immeasurable Minds.

In its haunting imagery, synth-based soundtrack and late 70’s aesthetic, Primordial Mirror evokes the nightmarish sensuality of Dario Argento’s classic Italian horror film Suspiria (1977). The artist, Julie Weitz, in the role of female protagonist descends into a murky abyss to endure a series of transformations. Her chest appears fragmented as a triangle, her head trapped inside a mirrored case, her face obscured by black paint, her whole body soaked in a pool of red. These are physical manifestations of her internal state of mind. Death seems imminent but the perpetrator remains unknown. Rather it is the woman’s struggle with her own mortality that sets her on a path of performance and self-reflection. Primordial Mirror is a descent into the depths of one’s psyche, an allegorical cleansing to reemerge whole and grounded. Michael Perkin's original score, inspired by Goblin’s soundtrack for Suspiria, will be performed live in lyrical synchronization to Weitz’s visceral imagery, inducing a heightened experience of continuous transformation. 

February 7, 2014

NYT Profile

“One thing I did was completely knock out Facebook. I decided the connection that was there was superficial and didn’t do anything for me except distract me or incite unnecessary feelings. You discover who’s really important when you disconnect.” Ms. Weitz thinks her creative focus has improved since unplugging, and she has even incorporated ideas “about how the screen is a filter that’s a dissociative element” into her work, she said.

To read more click on "New York Times" above.

July 10, 2013

Art in America Review

"Weitz had drawn a sacred geometry with some grotesque details on photos of posing yogis. As images, they made a strong case for a united Eastern and Western tradition of abstraction."

To read more click on "Art in America" above.

March 14, 2013

Photograph Magazine Review

"Self-awareness is the like-minded end goal of both yoga and art making. Julie Weitz’s new series of drawing on photographs, exhibited at The Suburban aligns the two practices into a sensually stimulating whole."

To read more click on "Photograph Magazine" above.

January 27, 2013

The Suburban

Julie Weitz and Kamrooz Aram are showing together at The Suburban in Oak Park, IL through March 2013.  Both artists find inspiration from the endgame of Modernism, geometric patterning and Eastern traditions. Weitz explores the embodied self and triangulation of identity using geometric forms superimposed onto photographs of yogis.  Aram explores the complicated relationship between traditional Eastern art forms and Western Modernism, specifically as related to the notion of the decorative.

July 24, 2012

Michelle Grabner: The Inova Survey

Inova, Milwaukee, WI

This exhibition will present a selection of work by artists who have studied with Grabner as students, representing a larger picture of her influences, pedagogy and her orbit in the field of contemporary art...

April 22, 2012

Hello My Name Is Art Review

Review by Brandon Juhasz

"The works were like alien diamonds. As if the universe and time were represented in a gem stone these limited palette, multifaceted gem stones would be it. So minimal and restrained yet with an optical power that is achieved by the careful selection of surfaces and material. The works hummed and vibrated as the matte, gloss, variegated, lenticular surfaces competed for your ocular attention. At times the 2 dimensions would shift and you were convinced that what you were looking at was in 3D..."