Charisse Weston’s creative work emerges from deep material investigations of poetics and the autobiographical. She utilizes glass to conceptually embody both the everyday risk of anti-black violence and the precocity and malleability of blackness in the face of this violence. She deploys language and the autobiographical to examine the delicate intimacies and reticent poetics underlying black life. She reuses and re-articulates materials from past installations to formulate the next to represent meaning’s capacity to shatter.
Charisse Weston has exhibited work at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; and Praz-Delavallade Gallery, Los Angeles, among others.
Charisse Weston, black point perspective or blueprints for worry (notes one of nine or for while, for when, for where?), 2017, replacement frame glass, cinder blocks, photo and text, dimensions variable.
Charisse Weston, black notes for the thing left there (or when darkness risks being the forever nocturnal source of light itself, notes two of nine), 2018, replacement frame glass from collapse, tempered glass panels, transparencies, dark and lovely let's jam! conditioning and shine hair gel, dimensions variable.
Charisse Weston, An Appeal, but, in Particular, Very Expressly, To (i sink), 2019, four-channel sound installation of slumped glass sound sculptures, shattered tempered glass from the thing left there, lathe-cut vinyl records, record players, dimensions variable.
Charisse Weston, felt in the heart as well as uttered in the mouth, 2019, layered, slumped, and manually folded glass, photographic decals, high-fire enamel, and text etched on glass, 30 × 20 × 4 in. (76.2 × 50.8 × 10.16 cm).
Charisse Weston, breach (a notion of freedom), 2019, layered, slumped, and manually folded glass, photographic decals, high-fire enamel, and etched text derived from work by Frederick Douglas and David Walker, 30 × 20 × 4 in. (76.2 × 50.8 × 10.16 cm).
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