Entrée is thrilled to present Emily Weiner’s first international solo exhibition - opening this Thursday at noon. In her work, Weiner mixes various symbols from the past and present, and connects visual threads such as various archetypes and primal images from our shared cultural history.
She combines oil paintings with hand-built ceramic frames elevating its importance from ornamentation to a vital part of the artwork and demarcating a space of suspended disbelief—like the proscenium of a stage.
Her work is concerned with Carl Gustav Jung's theory of archetypes - universal, primal symbols and images that derive from the collective unconscious, which can be traced in symbolic form, in dreams, myths, fairy tales and legends. According to Jung, these unconscious ideas are passed down from generation to generation, common to all people. In recent works, she draws symbolism from ancient Greek drama, Yiddish theater, Commedia dell'arte, and psychology, among other spaces of paradox and performance.
Emily Weiner (b. 1981) is based in Nashville, Tennessee. She received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited work at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, TN; Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Kunsthall Grenland in Porsgrunn, Norway; Wespace in Shanghai, China; Gerðarsafn Museum in Kopavogur, Iceland and Soloway Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome; residency co-leader at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine; artist teacher-resident at The Cooper Union, New York, NY; artist-in-residence at The Banff Centre, Canada and resident at Camac Art Center in France. She was a recipient of the 2021 Current Art Fund, via The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts & Tri-Star Arts. Weiner is currently Adjunct Professor in Painting at Watkins College of Art in Nashville.