July 19 – August 17, 2019
Marta Lee and Cheyenne Weaver depict the hidden and subtle aspects of our daily lives in a fairly intense way. On the surface, their approach to art making appears mundane, magnifying daily routine and humdrum scenarios, but the core of their work reveals the extraordinary depth and complex emotional landscape intrinsic to the trivial moments and objects of life.
Lee’s two-dimensional works are playful and thoughtful, primarily mixed media on canvas or found fabric. Her work addresses topics of race, routine, and the future. Weaver’s eccentric and muted clay sculptures reflect on death, human debris, and gender. Color, humor, and self-reflection make this the perfect summer show.
Marta Lee (b. Moscow, ID) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Residencies and fellowships include Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Fire Island Artist Residency (Cherry Grove, NY), UT Exchange fellowship at the Royal College of Art Sculpture Programme (London, UK), and most recently Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO). Lee has exhibited in Knoxville, Portland, Nashville, New Haven, Worcester, Chicago, LA, Austin, New York, London, and Baltimore. She also works collaboratively with Anika Steppe under the moniker Frances Brady who exhibited at Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln, NE.
Cheyenne Weaver (b. Guanajuato, México) is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. She grew up in Austin and has spent time in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Weaver received a BFA from CalArts in 2004 and a Masters in social design from AC4D in 2011. Her work has been exhibited most recently at the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs), as well as Grey Gallery (New York); Parrish Art Museum (Southampton);the University of Houston Blaffer Gallery (Houston); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LACE (Los Angeles); Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona); the Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena); Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, (Los Angeles); Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica); and Machine Project (Los Angeles). Cheyenne lives and works in Austin, Texas.
Fairly Intense is curated by Big Medium staff: Jordan Gentry, Shea Little, and Coka Treviño.