The work of Debra Weisberg will be featured in the new exhibit, Holding the Center Still: Redux. Comprising collaged paper works and a large-scale floor installation, Weisberg’s richly dense body of work touches on the profound relationship between collapse and renewal. The work exposes the highly vulnerable nature of paper as a transparent and fragile medium that is also surprisingly enduring and sturdy.
During the opening reception and final day of the show, Brazilian choreographer, Paula Higa, will perform an interpretive dance in response to Weisberg’s work on June 9 at 7 pm and July 15 at 5 pm respectively. Higa’s performance adds a human element to the chaotic paper landscape, connecting the visual and haptic senses to the materiality of the work.
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council – Funding is also provided by the University of Vermont, College of Arts and Sciences.