Nino Mier Gallery is pleased to participate in FAIR, a new online art fair initiative created by NADA in partnership with Artlogic to act as a benift for NADA's community of galleries and artists. Taking place May 20–June 21, 2020, FAIR will directly support over 200 galleries globally that have been financially imapcted by the COVID-19 crisis. Nino Mier Gallery will present a series of artworks by Anke Weyer, Polly Borland, Ginny Casey, and Blair Saxon-Hill over the four-week duration of FAIR.
FAIR offers an alternative profit-sharing model, structured to facilitate mutual support within the art community and provide revenue to each of its participants during a time in which galleries have temporarily closed their physical locations. A percentage from each sale made from FAIR will directly benefit all participating galleries and artists. In addition, a percentage of each sale will go towards supporting NADA for their efforts in producing FAIR, their continued work as an organization for art galleries, through this time of crisis and beyond.
This week, Nino Mier Gallery is proud to present works by Anke Weyer.
Anke Weyer’s abstract works act like mirrors reflecting the physical act of painting, echoing the suggestion of the artist’s scale and body: expressive traces of her own actions, held by congregations of multifaceted color. Weyer’s latest work takes on the specific challenge of monumentally scaled canvases – best exemplified by the meandering, looping, heavy line dominating the surface of the canvas. The changing direction and extemporaneous reversals of moments immediately invoke the sense of Weyer’s gesticulating arm. The challenge of working larger while retaining the same sense of one’s own process, one’s earned confidence and one’s capability for spontaneity, brings forth an innovative energy in her work, specifically a deeper sense of motion and a generosity with paint. Weyer often works outside atop a platform in her backyard, presenting a new set of trials - and advantages - of working in the elements, from the weather’s ravages on the body and its effect on her materials, to the stimulus steered by changing light and the liberating ability to cast her paints freely about.
Anke Weyer was born in Karlsruhe, Germany (1974). Weyer attended the Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (1995 – 2000) and undertook an exchange semester at the Cooper Union, New York. Anke Weyer has had recent solo shows at Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (2017), CANADA, New York (2016), Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (2016), Harper’s Books, East Hampton (2015) and Office Baroque, Brussels (2015). Group exhibitions include “The Last Waltz (For Leon)”, Tim Van Laere, Antwerp (2019), “A Show Yet to be Titled,” Lucie Fontaine, Milan (2017), “The Ties That Bind,” David Achenbach Projects, Wuppertal (2016), “Make Painting Great Again,” CANADA, New York (2016), and “Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction,” MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville (2016). Anke Weyer will be included in an upcoming group exhibition at Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen (2019). Weyer lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.