CA (circa 1985)
from the project "My Light Bulb Burns Gray" (2012-13)
UPCOMINGDistant Images, Local Positions
Curated by Wafaa Bilal
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC
January 24 - March 9, 2014Opening January 24, 2014 from 6-8pm.
Wiener (b. 1977 Baltimore, MD) spent his early life traveling from one military base to another, never spending more than four years in one place at a time. The work he produces is a direct result of an attempt to hold onto time and place to stabilize it. He proceeds accordingly by using lens-based media to examine peripheral references that surround historic events and objects as a way of reinforcing their presence. He studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (BFA, 2001), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 2007), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Class of 2010) and a completed a 2009-10 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for Fine Arts in Leipzig, Germany. Most recently, he had a solo exhibition at the 92Y Weill Gallery entitled The Luxury of Distance (MarchMay 2012), a group exhibition of the same name at Kunstverein Weiden in Germany (OctoberNovember 2012), and curatorial project entitled All Our Tomorrows and Yesterdays at Proof Gallery in Boston (November 9December 14, 2013). His work has been profiled and reviewed in Big Red & Shiny, ARTnews, The Boston Globe, TimeOut Chicago and Paper & Carriage. He currently lives and works in Boston, MA.