Idelle Weber

Posted by: Roy Wilbur

“Idelle Weber is best known for her silhouette painting resembling the visual language of advertisements, which linked her with Pop art. Her work captures outlines of figures—such as businessmen, secretaries, and travelers engaged in mundane, everyday activities—against colorful flat or patterned backgrounds. The silhouette renders the figures anonymous, making them archetypes of the capitalist system, suggesting standardization and lack of individuality. Late in her career, Weber shifted towards Photorealistic landscapes and outdoor still lifes of trash, carts, rocks, and other urban detritus.” Artsy.net

This excerpt of her interview from the film Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968 is being shown on MooreWomenArtists by permission from the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts and the film’s director Glenn Holsten.  Seductive Subversion was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.  The curator for the exhibition was Sid Sachs.

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