Calling Students and Faculty of
Art and Design
African American Studies
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Justice
And The Human Condition
Artist Margi Weir will be speaking about her exhibition, “Bearing Witness” in the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery this Friday, March 6, noon-1PM.
Margi Weir, an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, calls upon figurative arrangements and presents them in a tapestry-like fashion; the juxtaposition of elements creates unique pleasing patterns, blurring—but not hiding—the socio-political and ecological themes in her pieces.
Margi Weir describes her work:
My work, creative research, has always been about topics that are personal even if political. It is often the only way that I can come to terms with things that anger me or frighten me. I have become so horrified by the level of anger and division in this country that I must take a look at it through making work about it. I don’t expect my work to change anything, but through a juxtaposition of images, I hope the viewer will come away with a continued questioning of their own.
Professor and Gallery Director
Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery
Department of Art & Design
College of the Arts