1406.03.06.01 (Undisclosed Typology), 2014
In the series Undisclosed Typologies, I source photographs that were originally created as clerical records, privileging information above aesthetics. The surfaces of these photographs bear physical traces of usage and time, pointing to their existence before I acquire them. Cutting into the surface and peeling away parts of the image, I inscribe my own mark into their history, while leaving the base layer of the photograph intact – perhaps somehow akin to how our minds can be aware of gaps in memory yet unable to fill them with certainty. The process of removal is a way for me to minimize the specificity of representation, supplanting original subject matter with geometrical shapes that, while informed by what used to be there, now reveal what was already there – hidden beneath.
8"x10" image on 8.5"x11" paper
Archival inkjet reproduction of gelatin silver print
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. Before dedicating myself to art, I worked as a researcher in cognitive testing within the drug development industry. It was here I learned the value of trial and error and what it truly means to support an idea in the pursuit of discovery and progress.
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Julie Weber is an artist and educator residing in Chicago. Rooted in research and experimentation, Weber’s practice explores image-making processes and the materiality of photography. She holds an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology from Dominican University. Recent exhibitions include Chicago Artists Coalition, O’Connor Art Gallery Dominican University, Woman Made Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, and Roman Susan. Weber recently completed a yearlong residency with HATCH Projects at the Chicago Artists Coalition. She teaches photography at Waubonsee Community College.