Launch LA is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition with local artist Christine Weir. Qualia is a survey of Weir’s latest body of work that explores the emotional complexities of contemporary life. In this series, she meticulously and earnestly chronicles the internal response to chaos brought upon us through outside circumstances.
Her most personal body of work to date, Weir uses drawing to take control and have power over this chaos. Each piece is an intricately detailed work of graphite on clay panel with flowing forms reminiscent of flowing rivers. The stark contrast and subtle details builds tension through shadows of light and dark and countless hours spent softly layering different weights of graphite. Each mark, location, and shape holds a different meaning for each onlooker, strenuously leading us across the panel through riverlike and mountainous forms.
Glowing, circular forms give us consistency and space to reconnect with our singular selves. These are a break from the tumultuous and controlled pandemonium that encompasses us on a daily basis through all-consuming commitments – relationships or otherwise. Weir’s forms draw from physical and emotional scars etched onto the landscapes of our lives and the geography that we inhabit. By chronicling this trauma in black and white, Weir’s pieces become objective windows through which we can continue to examine the anxieties and emotions of our lives.
Qualia will be on view at Launch LA from May 20 – June 17, 2017 with a public opening reception Saturday, May 20 from 6-9pm. To attend the opening reception, kindly rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org