The Self as I by Rebekah Wilhelm

Curator’s Statement

With an ingenious way of discovering, inventing, and applying overlooked, new concepts, or ideas, Rebekah Wilhelm creates stunning minimalistic works using a variety of mediums.  Visually at first glance, some pieces might recall Donald Judd and while others recall Joseph Albers.  Perhaps reminiscent to the manner of artist Tim Hawkinson or Tom Friedman, Rebekah makes easy to read art that incorporates ordinary methods, objects, repetition, negative spaces and turns them into wonderful surprises by presenting a new view or idea within them.

Rebekah’s  art pieces are interesting through their conceptual strength and the added craft and design sense makes them beautiful to look at, simultaneously reinforcing this conceptuality.

Artist Statement

I understand art as a cultural happening; therefore understanding and challenging the construction of social or cultural structures allows me, as an artist, to understand my place within that structure.

The inability to truly know the “other” and the inability of the “other” to truly know me is fascinating to me both as an individual as well as a maker.

As an artist, I began to employ the construct of the barrier to involve my audience in the attempt to define and know the self and the other, with the barrier acting as arbitrator between my audience and me.

I have the ability to create specific situations, in which I am able to know and use the structure of the barrier, as a source of power, to learn about the “I” of “me” and the “other” that is you.

1.Instal Shot Micro Art Space

installation shot of Micro Art Space

NFS

2014

2.Art Is

Art Is

silkscreen

18” x 22”

NFS

3.Self Censorship

Self Censorship

monoprint

60″ x 24”

$1,200.

4.Delete

Delete

drawing

96″ x 74”

 NFS

5.Block Out

Block Out

mixed media

dimensions variable, 8” wide

$500.

6.Color Text Layers

Color Text Layers

silkscreen

8” x 8”

$150.

7.Hung text

Hung Text

mixed media

dimensions variable

$500.

8.Partition I

Partition I

etching

30” x 22”

$750.

9.Partition II

Partition II

etching

30” x 22”

$750.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Performative Barrier

lithography

dimensions variable

$5,000.

11.TXTcolorSocial

Social

archival digital print

22” x 30”

$300.

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