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Lost in the Woods

January 18 through March 2, 1997


Jessica Fredericks Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by MARNIE WEBER.  Ms. WEBER’s sculptures, videos, collages or performances have been seen at Rosamund Felson Gallery, LA; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA; ACME Gallery, LA; Andreas Brandstrom Gallery, Stockholm and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. She recently released a CD Cry for Happy (Ecstatic Peace! E#86). For her first New York exhibition Ms. WEBER  will exhibit two sculptural video installations (Lost in the Woods and I’m not a Bunny) and collages all related to her saga of Happy.  


Happy is a girl who is happy all the time

Happy is a girl who is laughing all the time

Happy is a girl who is changing all the time

                                    (from the song Cry for Happy)


In the past, MARNIE WEBER’s mythology has included characters as diverse as a guitarist on a pedestal, a Japanese courtesan, a discarded old woman hobbling on a walker, a young coquette, and “Joe, a Deer, a Female Deer”. For the past two years Ms. WEBER has been working with Happy “...a girl who is definitely on the decline.”  Best described as Lydia Lunch meets Lewis Carroll, Ms. WEBER and her cast of papier- mache animal friends allude to a surreal narrative involving a blind mole, an eye prison, and a woman who is lost in the woods ”beneath the trees...covered in dirt/ underneath leaves/ sorry I’m hurt...if  I were true to myself/ I’d be braver than me...”


Jessica Fredericks Gallery is located at 504 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 6pm. For further information and/or photographs please contact the gallery by telephone at (212) 633-6555 or fax at (212) 367-9502.