deCordova Live: Lunchtime Conversation with Rachel Mica Weiss

This event last occurred on July 23, 2020, 12—1 pm.

Tune in for the second deCordova Live Lunchtime Conversation, as sculptor Rachel Mica Weiss introduces The Wild Within, the newest work commissioned for deCordova’s Park. The sculpture is composed of steel, concrete, and obsidian, weighing nearly 4,000 pounds. Weiss will offer insights into her sources of inspiration and innovative casting process. Koch Curatorial Fellow Sam Adams will facilitate the conversation and attendees will have a chance to submit questions. Please register in order to receive a Zoom link.


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Rachel Mica Weiss


Rachel Mica Weiss (b. 1986 in Rockville, Maryland) is based in Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh, PA. Her practice combines casting, carving, and weaving, often resulting in large-scale installations referencing the body, architecture, and the landscape. Weiss has created public artworks for the US Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Airbnb, Seattle, WA; and The Pittsburgh International Airport, among other venues. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Lux Art Institute, San Diego, CA; LMAK Gallery, New York, NY; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Fridman Gallery, New York, NY; and the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA. Weiss holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, with additional studies at Village des Arts in Dakar, Senegal, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME.


Sam Adams

Koch Curatorial Fellow, deCordova @ The Trustees of Reservations

Sam Adams is the Koch Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, where he organized the exhibitions Truthiness and the News and Transcendental Modernism. He has worked at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the Central Institute for Art History in Munich, LACMA, and the Getty. He also teaches contemporary art history at Northeastern University, where he was previously a visiting assistant professor. He contributed to ARTnews from 2015-18 and publishes on race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary art. He holds a B.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

Image caption:

Rachel Mica Weiss, Fold III, 2017, cast concrete, pigment, powder coated steel, 25 × 70 × 31 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Paula Abreu Pita.


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