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Chapels (series)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Chapels (series)

Artist: Jordan Weber (American, born 1984)
Date: 2017
Medium: Marble, earth (Charleston, SC Emanuel African Church shooting), wood, plastic packaging, resin
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 × 24 × 4 1/4 in. (61 × 61 × 10.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with Director's Discretionary Fund, 2018.1
Accession number: 2018.1
Classification: sculpture
Label TextJORDAN WEBER Director’s Discretionary Funds have allowed for the purchase of a work of art from Des Moines-based artist Jordan Weber. Weber works in sculpture, painting, and installation to explore issues of history, colonialism, and identity. He also constructs his work with materials that carry meaning, from carefully chosen woods and stone to earth from sites of historic traumas. This work is a keystone sculpture in his ongoing “Chapels” series, and contains earth from the South Carolina church that was recently the site of a racially motivated mass shooting. A previous participant in the Art Center’s Iowa Artist exhibition series, this is the first work by Weber to enter the collections. Source: News, April, May, June 2018
SignedJordan Weber (verso u,r in black ink)
entirely unexpected