Provincetown Arts Magazine, “The Art Basel-Provincetown Connection”, Raymond Elman (Summer 2014)
Louis Vuitton 2014 Miami City Guide, Craft and Expertise (Jan 2014)
Design Bureau magazine, “Global Census”, Lauren Smith (May 2013)
Elle Decoration Thailand,”Rug Art“, Supitcha Tovovich (Feb 2013)
Cover magazine, “Irregular Rugs”, (Autumn 2012)
Tropicult.com, “Catching up with Michelle Weinberg: Shelf Life and Inventory Archive”, Stef Vidal (Nov 2012)
Design*Sponge.com, “Sneak Peek: Michelle Weinberg + Brian Fatih”, Anne Ditmeyer (Nov 2012)
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KnightArts Blog, “What Shapes Our Space“, Anne Tschida (May 2012)
Florida Weekly, Fort Meyers, “Imaginary Street Scenes”, Nancy Stetson (May 2012)
MetropolisMag.com, “Welcome to Miami”, Paul Clemence (Nov 2011)
The New York Times, “10 Young Upstarts Strut Their Stuff in Miami”, Linda Lee (Nov 2011)
The Miami Herald, “Thinkers and makers”, Beth Dunlop (Feb 2011)
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El Nuevo Herald, “Art, Everyday Life and Virtual Worlds”, Janet Batet (Jan 2011)
read translation to English here.
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Michael Mills writes for Broward/Palm Beach New Times (May 2010)
Colleen Dougher writes for Fort Lauderdale CityLink (April 2010)
Gae Savannah writes for Flash Art online (Jan 2010)
HOME Fort Lauderdale (Dec 2009/Jan 2010)
Jaerbladet, Norway (July 2009)
Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway (July 2009)
IRREVERSIBLE magazine (Spring 2009)
Talking Building: Michelle Weinberg’s Hand Painted Warehouse
by Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez
From a vantage point far out on Google Earth: The perspiring pastel city of Miami.
Zoom in: A neighborhood transitioning from a gritty, low-rent industrial zone in urban disarray?to an iconoclastic showcase of art chic.
Zoom in closer: A quasi-Caribbean stretch of warehouses, small homes, barbed wire and empty lots. Some yards have chickens running through them, while others are filled with experimental, avant-garde art installations.
Closer still and here you are: A warehouse that houses the edgy alternative art space known as Locust Projects. On its surface, artist Michelle Weinberg has instigated a conversation with it surroundings called Hand Painted Warehouse. The mural spans the entire façade, the South facing side, and heads to the back of the building.
At first glance, this building looks like any other in Wynwood, a colorful two-tone container with casually hand-painted text announcing the business within. In fact, the work blends in so well with its neighbors that one might initially pass it by. A double-take will bring the signage into clearer focus: “Social Club”, “Party Salon”, “Supermarket,” “Ideas” and “Temporary Projects Selected by Committee”. To further confuse (or clarify?) Weinberg has inserted cartoon bubbles directing the passerby to “Make up Your Own Mind”, claiming that it’s “E-Z In‘N Out”, playfully critiquing the presenting and viewing of art.
Hand Painted Warehouse, already a Wynwood landmark, is a tribute to the folksiness of the neighborhood itself. Its visual archetypes are informal, naive and playful, suggesting that local propaganda, like everything else in the neighborhood, is undergoing a volatile social and cultural transition.
Weinberg is known for other public projects and works on paper inspired by the latent, untapped aesthetic potential of warehouses and industrial spaces. She pulls out of their seemingly unremarkable architecture a place where we live, think and dream. Hand Painted Warehouse provides a backdrop for any of us to become a player in this explosive and rapidly transforming scenario of art and urban life.
(Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez is a writer and film/video artist in Miami. Visit www.solislandmediaworks.com for more on her work.)
Miami Art Guide (Dec 2008)
Translation: “Miami Art: Graphic, Etymologic Theatre Set”?
Sunday May 25, 2008
At the other side of town, Art@Work in Westchester exhibits “Elevations for a New City”, by the artist Michelle Weinberg. The paintings in the exhibition explore desolate urban spaces, in a Miami of the continuous present, a city of “buy and sell”, a compelling multicultural collage, frivolous and post-capitalist. Mixing the visual style of a Lorser Feitelson with the dense, formal design of Charles Eames, Alvin Lustig and Herbert Matter, these works move to the intoxicating beat of Haitian calypso and reggaeton.
Village scene, with its hurdle and gazebo, is pure theater. The tiles on the floor are stamped in blue with Mozarabic motifs, the arrow-shaped hurdle points to the pavilion labeled SUPER VIP. Nearby, neon red, green and blue hues direct us to another advertisement higher up (like the billboards that populate the Wynwood neighborhood), with its oblique-armed lamps a la Nouveau illuminating the word PAWN. Who’s advertising to whom in this scenario?
Elevation: Salon de Belleza is more ambiguous: we are neither inside nor outside. The interior view recalls the structural porousness of the architectural photographer Julius Schulman, with houses characterized by grand windows framing the interior of the 50s era California mansion. It depicts a bluish/greenish environment typical of the conversion of a massive warehouse to a Miami strip mall, painted with the over-ripe, heated-up colors that we are notorious for. In front of this same structure, once again we see a floor of geometric tiles. Suddenly three blue clouds with pink-stared centers erupt onto the scene, their oval shapes transmitting some inexpressible message. As paradoxical as it is complex, the new city invented by Michelle Weinberg,? a surreal theatre set.
Miami Art Guide (Mar/Apr 2008)
New York Times review of Avant Gallery.
The Miami Herald Home & Design magazine (May 2007)
Michael Carroll writes for Provincetown Arts (Summer 2006)