Margi Weir: The Politics of Hue
The St. Louis Artists' Guild welcomes a new body of work by Margi Weir titled "The Politics of Hue." Ms. Weir earned her MFA in painting from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); her MA in painting from New Mexico State University. She also holds a BFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute and BA in art history from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.
Ms. Weir has had solo exhibitions at Ivan Karp's OK Harris Gallery in New York, and the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. She has completed installation pieces at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (ATHICA), Lexington Art League (KY), the Las Cruces Museum of Art (Las Cruces, NM), the Hardesty Art Center in Tulsa OK, Coastal Carolina University, and Central Features Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. In 2017 the Puffin Foundation awarded Weir a grant to support her work on gun violence. She is, currently, an Associate Professor of painting and drawing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
In this new body of work, Ms. Weir finds inspiration for imagery from anywhere: from the street where she lives, from television or film, or from the Internet. This most recent series of paintings on Plexiglas panels surrounded by vinyl on the gallery wall is titled “The Politics of Hue.” The Politics of Hue does not connote racial or identity politics and instead finds inspiration in the color divide during the last Presidential campaign between red and blue. There are currently 9 pieces in the series; red, blue, white, green, gold, yellow, orange and silver and purple.