CBA Record October 2017
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Ian Weaver is a visual artist and an Assistant Professor of Art at Saint Mary’s College. His work uses a variety of media, including prints, drawing/collage, assemblage, sculpture, installation and film. Weaver is interested in how we, as individuals and communities, construct our own identities and memories from the fractured, disparate elements of our lives. In the 1940s, an expressway displaced the primarily black residents of the NearWest Side Chicago neighborhood, and the community lost its rich history of buildings and artifacts.With so little left of the neighborhood,Weaver decided to commemorate it through fiction. He renamed the area“Black Bottom,”and created maps, sculpture, and other relics of life there. Part of the story was a fictional journey by“Black Knights”to the area in a wooden boat, nowonly a skeletal relic. In 2015, the City of Chicago showcased the first chapter of his Black Bottomproject at the Chicago Cultural Center. Weaver encountered a legal problem when a gallery refused to remove his work and name from its website, causing confusion while he was applying for positions. None of his self-help efforts worked, and he turned to Lawyers for the Creative Arts . David Gulbransen volunteered and quickly resolved the issue. Weaver comments, “He treated me in every way like I was a paying client and leveled the playing field to make this vexing problem go away. Artists are constantly working off of handshake deals to show their art, and galleries disappear, along with the art they house. We need institutions like Lawyers for the Creative Arts to give artists a voice, and I’m very grateful that I received help at a critical time in my career.” Photo caption/credit: Fleet, 2015 by IanWeaver Wood, rope, sand Photographed by: James Prinz, James Prinz Photography
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