Weaver's paintings focus specifically on the intensely realized gesture, a singular moment where a foreign organism appears to attempt connection with another, and while these connections are hesitant and most likely failed, it is the grasping, the extension toward the unknown that is most powerful and convincing.
Having termed specific works "survival machines," Weaver poses the inevitability of our own self-induced extinction, suggesting that these weirdly seductive mechanizations could perhaps steer us closer to our own inherent human apprehensions, our fears, our grief and riddling doubts as if witnessing them in visual form were somehow a much needed panacea.
An Opening Reception for Curtis Weaver's ECO - LIBIDO exhibition will take place on Saturday, January 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition will remain on view until February 23, 2013.
ABOUT CURTIS WEAVER:
Curtis Weaver is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Lancaster, OH and currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Weaver received his BFA from Ohio University in 2003 and his MFA from the University of Florida in 2007. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles in late 2007 Weaver began working with the internationally exhibiting art collective "The League of Imaginary Scientists," who have recently exhibited at MOCA, and were the winners of the 2009 international juried art competition funded by the Apex Art Foundation of NY, NY. As an artist inspired by science and driven with a sense of humor Weaver played a vital role in the writing, conceptual development, fabrication and engineering of League projects consisting of interactive art installations.