Hannah Hoffman Gallery
2504 W 7th St, Suite C, Los Angeles
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
[email protected]
+1 213 263 9681

Accessibility: The gallery is on the second floor. There is one flight of stairs with steps approximately 6 inches tall. There is also a passenger elevator. 

The current show has a piece of plexiglass at the entry that is 4 inches tall. It can be removed for wheelchair access.

 

Frieze LA, Booth D7
Elaine Cameron-Weir
February 17 - 20, 2022
9900 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Dual booth: Lambda Lambda Lambda with Nora Turato

In her work Elaine Cameron-Weir considers the potential for renewal and transformation in states of being and forms of knowledge. It is informed by belief systems that structure how people make sense and meaning of the world—from science and religion to the nation state. Often repurposing objects with previous scientific, medical, or military functions, Cameron-Weir creates exquisitely assembled forms that conjure speculative uses or ritual applications in times past and future. 

For Frieze Los Angeles 2022 the gallery will present four new sculptures from Cameron-Weir. From the ground a chunk of polished alabaster sits upon a cast concrete slab, giving way to modified brass lamp parts festooned with industrial concrete textile and crowned by roughly cast aluminum candles. Illuminated by electric flicker lights, the pewter disks at center are cast reliefs from spin molds, a process used to centrifugally churn out cheap adornments like jewelry and medallions. Within the works, religious and decorative symbols are set equally against references to the economies of mass production and the buried atavism contained in these processes. In this conjoining, Cameron-Weir elaborates on the underworkings of meaning making through her specific material vocabulary. 

Elaine Cameron-Weir (b. 1985 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada) lives and works in New York. Most recently her work was the subject of an institutional solo show at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington (2021), and was on view at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum as part of “New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century” (2022). Select solo exhibitions include “exhibit from a dripping personal collection,” Dortmunder Kunstverein (2018); “Outlooks: Elaine Cameron-Weir,” Storm King Art Center, New York (2018); and “viscera has questions about itself,” New Museum, New York (2017). She has shown both in the U.S. and abroad, in group exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; GAMeC, Bergamo; FUTURA, Prague; and has participated in the Montreal and Belgrade Biennials and the Fellbach Triennial. Her work is held in the collection of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Art Gallery of Ontario; the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, among others.