Artists Leslie Kerby and Michelle Weinberg bring their works to Project: ARTspace in Manhattan with the exhibition Shuffling Liminal Episodes. Like a stack of snapshots, their works on paper and vellum individually alight on various settings, some specific, some imagined. Their gaze occupies the spot for a moment, arrested, then it reconfigures the furniture, scales the picture up or down, and crosses a threshold to the next place. Subjects are inside and outside simultaneously. A whiff of humor lingers.
Narrative is at the core of both of their artistic processes. Inanimate objects are protagonists, imbued with character, projecting an inner life. Random accumulations of belongings, furnishings, activities and accoutrements of daily life are free-framed for consideration.
For Shuffling Liminal Episodes, the collaborative installation in which smaller framed works are mounted within larger backdrop drawings that de-construct aspects of their works. Loosely drawn
pattern, geometric elements, fragments of plant life and texts form the backdrop of their individual works.
All images ©2022 Leslie C Kerby