Artist: Jane Weibel
Exhibition: Psycho Cycle
Media: Ceramics, plastics and thread
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Max L. Gatov Gallery East
About the Artist
Jane Weibel is a senior undergraduate student at the California State University, Long Beach School of Arts. She is studying to receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts in the Ceramics Program. Jane is originally from the city of San Diego where she attended a local community college. She mentions she once was a biology major, massage therapist, nutrition major she did a variety of things before she actually got into art. She says she was always interested in it but was hesitant of pursuing a career in the art industry until one day she just decided to go for it .
Jane’s art presentation was called Psycho Cycle. This Exhibit portrays the face that she is a feminist and a strong advocate for feminism. Her art is made to portray the fact the woman are as equal as a man can be. This art is created to show her struggles and encounters she has overcame with the way society views and treats women. She wants people to know that a woman can do anything a man can. She expresses this idea in the form of printed photos, clay and pieces of plastic threaded together. In the exhibit I came across pictures of woman holding rocks or under rocks showing us the struggle woman go through . Through out the exhibit Jane used a ton of loud vibrant colors, the one that stood out to me the most was the one she calls ” The Cage.” She stated that ” the cage” was like a box somewhere woman or people were stuck in, it represented culture and stereotypes and just the way society perceives people. No one was allowed inside of it because she says she did not want anyone to feel I’m that position and no one should have to go through that.
Out of the entire exhibit my favorite piece was “the cage” because I think it was such a powerful piece. Not only is the message behind it incredible but the beauty of it. It was huge and colorful, all hand made as well. I admire the vibrant colors and appreciate the time she took to build this amazing piece of art.