Weaver’s work exemplifies the idea that the slightest alteration of superficial visual information of an object or organism can drastically affect our opinion of it and how we identify with it, its purpose or demeanor. Likewise, making a simple alteration to the color of certain substances can affect our expectations of their physical properties such as solidity and viscosity.
The scenarios in Weaver’s work depicting conglomerations, constructions and individual creatures working in numbers are intended to bridge the gap between the perception of subjects on a human scale and that of a microscopic scale. Playing with parallels between the many different species and behaviors, Weaver references plumbing as it mimics a digestive system; Weaver also embraces memory and entropy through his intense and strangely seductive creations.
Through amalgamative works and uncanny comparisons, this transformed physical and mental space challenges the viewer’s boundaries and views of the ecological system we are a part of, questions and discombobulates our notions of hierarchy from one species to the next.
DEVIANT DWELLERS opens Friday, March 13 with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The exhibition will remain on view until April 9, 2015. GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY will also exhibit Curtis Weaver's work at Kölner Liste Art Fair in Cologne, Germany April 15 to 19, 2015.