Artist: Jane Weibel
Exhibition: Psycho Cycle
Gallery: Max L. Gatov Gallery East
Jane Weibel is an undergraduate student at California State University Long Beach and is in the BFA Ceramics program. Jane use to attend the San Diego Mesa College before coming to CSULB. She is in her last semester and is planning to apply to graduate school. She likes to go to escape rooms, which are rooms were you do puzzle in order to move on to the next room or escape, kind of like the movie saw.
Jane Weibel has multiple pieces of work that are all colorful. Some are made at of plastic and others are made out of paper. In one of her works there is a rock on top of pictures.
The theme of her pieces of work is feminism. In her written statement she states,”The work in this show is a collection of gestures that explore the ways women are so often spoken over, objectified, dismissed, stereotyped shamed, cheated ,constrained, repressed, overpowered, manipulated, erased ignore and harmed”. She called her piece of work, that looks like a cube, the Cage but there is no official name and the meaning to that work can be interpreted differently to many people.
I believe that the cage fits perfectly with her written statement because the cage can be interpreted as people being trapped and can’t escape. The picture below with the rock and the fire also fits perfectly with the written statement because it can be interpreted as what ever women do it will always be considered wrong. In her work being crushed by a rock or being burned is bad either way and is both painful. As a man I can’t relate to her struggle but as a minority I can at least relate to some of her struggles and I know that what women go through is wrong and they should have more respect.