Week #5- Artist Conversation- Jane Weibel


Exhibition information 

Artist: Jane Weibel

Exhibition: Psycho Cyclo

Media: Photography, paper, plastic, ceramics

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

email: JaneWeibel@gmail.com

website: Janeweibel.com

Instagram: Janrmargarette


About the Artist:

Jane Weibel is an artist for Psycho Cyclo art piece. Jane is from San Diego. CSULB undergraduate Jane Weibel working toward her BFA degree in the School of Art’s Ceramics Program. This is her last year working toward BF in Ceramic and so far she thinks that ceramics is awesome and special. She shared that the best was the faculties and working with tone of equipment. Also, she mentioned that the community that she working is awesome because they give her encouragement. When Jane was little, she likes to color. At first, she didn’t know that she wanted to do art. First, Jane was a bio major and was in a message therapist for once, but she kind of change the major to art. She shared that most of her day she enjoyed making and being at the exhibit. Jane future goal is to finish with grad school then if she could not, she would find way to get money relating to art. One student asks if she wants to become a professor in art. She said that she does not want to become an Art professor, but she wants to practice and not with education institution.

Formal Analysis

Jane Weibel, creation of, Psycho Cyclo, has a deep meaning behind each of the art pieces. Jane first finished the rock, but the ceramic took longer. She mentioned that all the picture that she had under the rock is all female and she took her own photo. The people that are in the photo are her friends and from some else perspective it could be anonymous. It took her a long time to finished because each part took like 3 to 4 months. She mentioned that she has a lot curiosity, if she has mistaken, she makes a new one. Sometimes, she makes objects that does not relate to each other. In addition, she shared that the material that she used are Daiso items such as laundry baskets, gardens kind of material, anything plastic, and have holes. She got help from her friends to help cut and stitching it together for a total of 30 hours.

Content Analysis

Jane wants to point out the work in Psycho Cyclo to viewers is “a collection of gestures that explore the ways women are so often spoken for, objectified, dismissed, stereotyped, shamed, cheated, constrained, repressed, overpowered, manipulated, erased, ignored, and harmed.” She also mentioned that that it angers her, and “it drives my artistic practice.” Furthermore, the artwork also mentioned that, “she has never made this public proclamation. She hesitates to advertise this label and instead remain relatively quiet about her grievances.” She shared with us what is meaning of having a paper shredder. She said that the use of shredding papers is a gesture of a person having to go through or being treated that way. For example, they are being overlooked in general like their jobs and identity. People shred papers because that paper is important to them.

Synthesis/My Experience

When I was entering the Gatov Gallery West gallery, I was amazed with Jane artwork and setup. I was amazed when I was looking the cage that she made for hours that turned out to be a great art piece that everyone enjoyed looking at. I can feel what she trying to express with her art. For example, the cage represent that imprison and space that someone is trapped in. Also, she wants to express the issues that women are view in a certain way. I realized that there is no picture for the shredded papers and the cage. She explained that she also wants to express art that does not have images. And adding a picture to the two art pieces will take away the meaning. To her art is a mystery. Each of her artworks has a lot of details. Overall, I like the meaning of the shredded papers because Jane wants to express that a person has to through being looked over in general and job, identity, and culture.



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