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      Missy Weimer is a visual artist living in Los Angeles. Trained as a photographer and printmaker with a special interest in Critical Theory, she received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work explores themes related to language, confrontation and trauma. Weimer’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Mayor of the City of Chicago and has shown throughout the country at The Mission, SOMArts, and the Greystone Mansion. In 2013, she was selected as the sole recipient of the SFAI Academic Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute, and also received the Murphy Fellowship (Murphy Cadogan Award). By incorporating text with images she investigates the underpinnings of semiotics, or the making of meaning.* Her sculptural objects are produced in small limited editions, like prints: the objects take many forms: hand and laser cut paperchains, photographs and dollar bills, etched mirrors, found objects and lightboxes, to name a few.
       If
sentiment is the point where the five material senses become transcendent, these objects point to ways in which images and language are employed to depict, mediate, obscure, fabricate, or expose our sentimentality. In the work, carved out letters form minimalistic paper chains and work themselves into traditional photographs, dollar bills and etched into mirrors. Delicate and familiar, they point to our expectations of language - whose fragile functions are taken for granted. This confrontation presents opportunities for both suffering and redemption, it is always personal, even when it occurs in public. The work, though personal, reflects universal feelings which are an inevitable part of the human experience.