Thursday, October 29, 2015

Marnie Weber: Costumes and Collages

I have featured Marnie Weber's work several times (here here and here) but wanted to show you a few more of her recent-ish works.  I LOVE THEM!

Marnie Weber was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She studied at the University of Southern California  and received her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles.

Much of Weber's visual art revolves around a recurring cast of characters. An animal often found in her work is the bear, which is linked to the Greek goddess Artemis. These characters, among others, are placed in "vividly colorful environment[s]", ornate, Empire style interiors or dark, dense, eerie landscapes. Her work most often focuses on the adventures of women, which sometimes take the form of half-human, half-animal hybrids with bodies cut from pornographic magazines, and other times, pale-faced, folksy ghosts known as "Spirit Girls".

Marnie Weber's work is featured on the cover of the 1998 Sonic Youth album A Thousand Leaves.

The Spirit Girls is the name of Marnie Weber's alt-rock musical group and also refers to a group of characters that are found in her art. "[They] are the specters of five adolescents, killed in their prime, who come back to the real world to 'express things they weren't able to express' while they were alive." 

Weber has also performed and recorded with The Party Boys (US-band) and The Perfect Me. She has two solo albums, Woman with Bass, 1994 and Cry for Happy
, 1996, both recorded as "Marnie". In 2004, a compilation of her work was released entitled Songs Forgotten: The Best of Marnie 1987 - 2004.

images found here

1 comment:

Lorena said...

I can relate to that first image, as odd as it may sound.
My head is elsewhere today and has been for a week….