CSA PGH Artists Spotlight: Jennifer Meridian, Barbara Weissberger, and Alisha Wormsley
CDCP would like to congratulate CSA PGH 2014 artists Jennifer Meridian, Barbara Weissberger, and Alicia Wormsley for their successful exhibitions and projects!
Jennifer Meridian has been hard at work on her The Other Border Wall collaborative project. Phase 2 of the project just launched this past January and received funding by the Opportunity Fund through Pittsburgh Filmmakers. We would like to congratulate Meridian for receiving this grant, and are very excited to see how this project continues.
For the 2014 CSA PGH series, Jennifer Meridian created a series of photographic prints detailing the transformation of a sculptural object. Each photograph in the series is unique; a short video documenting the transformation of the piece is available to see here. The series is still available for purchase at the CSA PGH website. Meridian is a visual artist and teacher whose practice is rooted in the fundamental principle that art transforms and saves people's lives, including her own. She describes herself as a "storyteller who follows flux and finds form." Her work moves between two distinct trajectories: as a studio artist and as a director of private and public performances.
For the 2014 CSA Series, Barbara Weissberger made an editioned photographic print of a collage formation created from everyday materials. The print is still available for sale online at our website. Weissberger's images grow out of improvisation and the pleasure of working with materials. Play is central to her process. The writer Sherrie Flick described the idiosyncratic mix of elements in her work as "stacked and wrapped - harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity."
Alisha Wormsley recently had the premiere of her film The People Are the Light at the Carnegie Museum of Art in December, 2017. In addition to the film, Wormsley exhibited a corresponding photographic series, which exhibited earlier in September-October 2017 at CMOA.
For the 2014 CSA Series, Alisha Wormsley created a series of afrofuturist creations and sculptures in the form of found object talismans for the 2014 Half Share. Wormsley stays involved in the process at all times. If she is not in her studio working on her own projects, she is traveling, teaching, or working on some other aspect of the art making process, extending the art-making community. Presently, she is in between Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, writing grants, teaching and working on several personal projects including a children's book on the environmental crisis and music.