New work includes the book Between Red & Green with bespoke poem by Whiting award winning poet LB Thompson. The edition is signed and limited to 20 copies. Dimensions closed are 14 x 7 x 1″ — when fully open the book measures 14 x 112″.
Clerk and Carpet is an edition of only 6 copies published in September 2015. It was bound as an Islamic style envelope cover by Judith Ivry using red, rust and gold-shot silk. The painting was proofed and printed on Asuka paper by Rob Reiter at The LightRoom. Folded dimensions are a pocket sized 5.75 x 4 x 1″. The book measures 5.75 x 110″ when completely extended.
Other recent works include a 17-foot drawing entitled Longhand Forest and a 126-inch long accordion painting Boreal – both featuring parallel texts. The pairings reveal narrative affinities between artist and poet while considering the forest landscape as a mythic setting for transformative tales.
Correspondence and communication are closely related in her Envelope and Alphabet series –- both, in their own ways, serve as language carriers and containers.
Red Thread and the panoramic Ochre Scriptory focus on systems of self-orientation. Tools, clocks, writing instruments and multilingual quotations are merged- linking varieties of intellectual reading space to sequential visual counterpoints.
Reflection, represented in a series of optical instruments, distinguishes imagery in The Book of Hours paintings. The function of reading is seen as an operative lens- illuminating the privacy of inner thought while extending it into the public realm of shared language.
James Mustich, Jr., Editor- in- Chief of Book Reviews online at Barnes & Noble notes in his book length essay on Wiener’s work
The Still Small Hours;
…she has concentrated her compact works with such careful calibration that they open over time, revealing themselves quietly to an audience of one, in fact, the paintings are best seen exhibited not on a wall but propped on a table, so one can sit and peer into the network of allusions they connect, as one might concentrate on – and enter into – a book.
Recent exhibitions include work at The National Academy, Lori Bookstein Gallery, PS1-MOMA, and Central Booking Gallery.
She has taught at the university level since 1985 and spoken by invitation on her work at:
Central Booking Gallery
CW Post LIU
Louisiana State University
Maryland Art Institute
Princeton Theological Society
Queens College CUNY
Sarah Lawrence College Writers Institute
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Stony Brook SUNY
Sweet Briar College
University New Mexico
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts