Kari CL Weber – ARTIST STATEMENT
My practice focuses on imagery relating to rural communities. It involves the visual story of places located in the middle of nowhere with movement and color combinations that speak to the idea of the working landscape. I want the viewer to get a sense of the smallness of humanity and the largeness of our natural environment, particularly the open prairies and the solitary spaces we find in the Midwest. It’s a point of view that I think is shared with many people who live outside of populated places. Describing that is both a personal account and a collective understanding of where we live.
The idea of a landscape, and the stories that go with it, have always been something personal to me but I also realize that the places I paint aren’t really just mine, they are definitely shared and part of the conversation of rural community.
Kari C.L. Weber is a painter recognized for her work involving the rural communities and landscapes of greater Minnesota. She has 20 years of experience as an art educator in the New London-Spicer area and sits on the board of directors for the New London Arts Alliance arts council.
Kari holds a BFA in Painting and a degree in Art Education. She is the recipient of three Southwest MN Arts Council (SMAC) Career Grants and a 2017 Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board. Her work can be found at the Grand Hand Gallery in St Paul as well as Yellow Bird Gallery in Grand Marais.
To learn more about Kari, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @kariclweber
|The Grand Hand Gallery
|Yellow Bird Fine Art