Sep 04 - 25 2020
Double Trouble: an artist's book project

Double Trouble: an artist's book project

Presented by Girls' Club Foundation at Girls' Club Warehouse

Begun in 2018, the drawings for Double Trouble are created using a trace and transfer technique with graphite and carbon on mulberry paper that is folded in various ways to transfer the imagery and words from one side of the page to another.

The resulting works are eccentric repositories for language that doubles and mirrors, and they derive from a natural, spirited collaboration between artist and poet, whose imaginations are aroused along similar lines. The scenes depicted evoke traditional scroll narratives as well as scenography from 1960s and 70s cartoons such as Tom and Jerry. They uncover the miraculous (or at least the humorous) amidst the banalities of everyday situations and stories.

Weinberg's interest in hand-drawn typography and signage is evident, and the words float like banners or subtitles, or are planted like lawn signs or billboards in the landscapes and interiors. The female body and the feminist condition are viewed through a joyful lens. Pattern as visual rhythm is engaged in these works, and the repeated phrases have an aural, incantatory quality, like mantras or echoes.

Although Weinberg and Duhamel have collaborated on numerous projects previously, Double Trouble is a more comprehensive and intuitive collaboration that goes beyond the art being provided for a book cover, or the text being provided for a print broadsheet in response to a specific assignment. The images and words in Double Trouble inspire one another in a looping, integrated way, neither one coming first or asserting authority over the other.

The original drawings each measure 11" x 18". The pages for Double Trouble will be hand-printed in 3 grays in silkscreen with graphite and carbon added to the inks by Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The books will be hand-bound using a drum leaf binding with foldouts (dimensions 11" x 4.25"), to replicate for the reader/viewer the experience of how the drawings were made. Each book will have a unique cover produced by Weinberg of heat-transfer of images scattered onto cloth in a field-like configuration. No two covers will be alike.

Readings, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops for the public are currently being scheduled.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 954-828-9151

Email: info@girlsclubcollection.org

Dates & Times

2020/09/04 - 2020/09/25

Additional time info:

Other time by appointment. Call or email to schedule a visit. Masks are required for all visitors over 2 years of age.

Location Info

Girls' Club Warehouse

723 NE 2 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Accessibility Info