August 2015 /
Volume and void is the language and substance of sculpture…The pieces in this exhibit are wide ranging in material and subject matter, but all are either 3D or give the illusion of 3D, and they all have a lot to say… The mesh reliefs by Lea Weinberg honor women as child bearers and nurturers. The separation of a mother from her children or a child from his mother left a void, but their spiritual connection is inseparable. Mesh is a fascinating sculptural material: it is porous, both there and not there, allowing space & light to pass through, yet through its malleability, expresses both fluid and robust form and wrinkled flesh. - Anne Stanner, Curator and President of Sculptor’s Alliance, INC
“Speaking Volumes… and Voids”, Governors Island, NYC, NY
Invitational, Juried Exhibit Sponsored by Sculptors Alliance, Inc
March 2014 / The Arts and The Holocaust Then and Now
Judith van Praag's insight: Adapted from the invitation
Lea Weinberg's Solo Exhibition: MOTHER-SURVIVOR is a contemporary six series Holocaust related installation, in memory of her mother & many others. The artist's mother's personal story intertwined with the tragedy of human history.
At first glance, seeing the metal mesh I'm reminded of an art installation by composer Byron Au Yong and collaborators, that I reviewed years ago in Seattle.
The mesh is most suitable to catch the ethereal, to solidify a fleeting sensation, to visualize a feeling, or memory.
Memories of the Holocaust are second hand for children of survivors. How appropriate to catch images of what's been gleaned from stories of our elders in a material that allows for abstraction of figures, thrown together by circumstance, creating sculptures that leave shadows on the wall and on the viewer's mind. Recommended / Scooped by Judith van Praag, Seattle.
“MOTHER-SURVIVOR in Memory of My Mother and Many Others” Lea Weinberg, SOLO Exhibition, the Kanner - Kurzon Museum, Beth El Synagogue Center, New Rochelle, NY
January 2014 / Gallery & studio Art Magazine / NYC, NY
...Lea Weinberg makes the rigid industrial material of wire mesh, set against backdrop of black Plexiglas, flow like drifting smoke , forming vaguely anthropomorphic abstract permutations, in her relief sculpture "Entwined." Weinberg's sensually fluid shapes take on a paradoxical quality that can only be compared to Katsuyo Aoki's intricately interwoven porcelain pieces, in which configured shapes invariably suggest melting wax skulls. For like that esteemed Japanese contemporary sculptor, Lea Weinberg is a skillful exponent of the Neo-Baroque. – Marie R. Pagano
“Diverse Impressions” ASCA’s 96th Annual Exhibition, the High Line Loft, 508 W 26th St. Chelsea, NYC, NY
October 2013 / THE ART IN NYC: ART UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS / Word Press NY
I was aware that women artists encountered gender bias in the community of fine art…upon my visit to the exhibit; I learned that the National Association of Women Artists has been supporting female artists since 1889.
…My favorite sculpture in the gallery was entitled “Mom’s Food” by Lea Weinberg. I didn’t realize that the forms in beige and red were babies until I read the title. When I first read it, I saw the word “mom’s” as possessive, but then I realized the artist probably meant it as a contraction; mom is food. The umbilical cords connecting the mother to the babies portray ways in which the mother provides nourishment or “food” for the children. She is their life support. I think this piece is compelling to the eyes and illustrates a simple yet powerful fact of nature. - Courtney Sinodinos,
National Association of Women Artists INC. “124th Annual Member’s Exhibition”,
the Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery, 417 Lafayette Street, NYC, NY
January 2013 / Gallery & Studio Art Magazie / NYC, NY
...Then there is Lea weinberg Who's work is wire and mixed media "Mother's Gift" combines organic abstraction with anatomical allusion in a manner that suggests life in the womb befor birth. Like KiKi smith, another female sculptor willing to go out on a limb, Weinberg approaches bodily imagery from a radical perspective. - Maurice Taplinger
"Alternative Avenues" American Society of Contemporary Artists' 95th Annual Exhibit, the High Line Loft, Chelea, NYC,NY
MAY 2012 / ArtSpeak: Poetry inspired by Artworks, published in Exhibition Catalogue, NY
A Poem- SILHOUETTE inspired by LEA WEINBERG’S: Silhouette (wire mesh Relief)
“Woman – understand - how your skin ages - stretches past puberty - each quarter
inch – an accommodation for being – woman – feel the curves tight / sag – wisdom –
plumping you full / beautiful – illusion – questioning eyes name you – zaftig – ample
– healthy – woman stand – flowing – time has made you – more desirable than
media image – more comfortable than quilt – your skin stretches / softly – you float
– over the full moon – laughing” – Poet E J ANTONIO
“ART AND THE HUMAN FORM”, National Juried Exhibition, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
March 2011 / Gallery & Studio Art magazine / NYC, NY
...Then there is Lea Weinberg, who takes a somewhat more abstract approach ,making her wire mesh figures swirl like wisps of smoke, even while projecting a paradoxical sense of palpable physicality. Weinberg is at her most impressive in pieces such as "Tree Tango Sculpture," with its stately figures evoking the distinctive rhythms of that dance, as well as in another piece ("Tree Tangle") which suggests clustered bodies and roiling waves like those in Gericault's "The Raft of the Medusa." - Maurice Taplinger
"Together", International Exhibition, New Century Gallery, CHELSEA, NYC, NY
Nov. 2010 / Gallery & Studio Art magazine / NYC, NY
Another Sculpture - this one by Lea Weinberg - Makes a quite different statement with a similar title, "Entangled." The Medium is wire mesh and although the shapes it takes are mostly abstract, they strongly suggest a couple struggling against the ties of codependency, yet bound by the stronger force of destiny, as they wind around each other like wisps of smoke. - Marie R. Pagano
"What's New", ASCA Annual Show, Broome Street Gallery, SOHO, NYC, NY
Aug. 2010 / Marion Royale Gallery / Beacon, NY
"Uncommon Sence" an exhibition featuring three exceptional artists ...and Lea Weinberg crystalaizes her thoughts in pleasently haunting bronze figures which appear to have grown like stalagmites from an organic verve. - Steven Riddle
"Uncommom Sence", three Artists represnted by Marion Royale Gallery, Beacon, NY
APRIL 2010 / Cover Story for the Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, NY
On the journal’s first page is a color photograph of Lea’s Bronze sculpture titled “Connected.’”
“The World of Artists” exhibit showcases the talent of award winning woman artists from around the globe including
artists from the National Association of Women Artists.
Art has a Weird way of focusing things…For New York City artist Lea Weinberg sculptures help express the constant tug of distance that plagues her heart, since her mother and adult children live in Israel.
…Art helped Imossi find a career, but for Weinberg, it helps to find her heart. “all my works begin with one female figure and during the process, it develops into other images. I work very emotionally,” she said. “I think about my mother and my family.”
Her mother is a Holocaust survivor, and it was stories of her mother’s family that taught Weinberg to think about loss and yearning. One of Weinberg’s bronze pieces in “The World of Artists: is called ‘Whereto.’ “ The name ‘Whereto’ (is about) everything going in different directions,” she said. “Nothing stays in the same place. Everyplace I go I leave something of myself in another place.” – Kathianne Boniello, a freelance writer.
“The World of Artists” a juried, International Women Show, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
April 2010 / Museum of Science & Industry / Tampa, FL
You can see the figures here, definitely the figures of people, but this ("Tree Tango") seems to be more abstract...What I do like is the fact that it keeps going around, I am so tempted to turn it around. She hit it on the nail. Good sculpture, you should be able to see from any angle, not just from the front.That is why it is sculpture in the round. That's a nice piece, very nice. - Ann McNeer McLeod, Curator of art in Pablic Places, Polk state college, Winter Haven, FL
"Earth Vision", National Juried Art Exhibition, MOSI Arc Gallery, Tampa, FL
Feb. 2010 / Artcards review / New York, NY
Some Serious Ladies Show Their Works
...One might also spend some time contemplating Lea Weinberg's love - filled bronze's Wherto and Attachment. The two human sculptures are evocative of geological formations, formed by a miraculous wind or water. - Peter Neofotis
"The meaning of the Line", NYSWA Show, Broome Street Gallery, SOHO,NYC,NY
Jan. 2009 / Blue Door Artist Association newsletter / NY
What Matters to human beings? What in our cosmos – good or bad – makes us feel we matter?
Each artwork in the Blue Door artist Association’s exhibit ”Human Matters” contains a human figure along with at least one other major element, inviting viewers to imagine how the artists might answer these questions. The artists’ subjects range from the mundane to the mythic, from human intimacy to human history.
Israeli sculptor Lea Weinberg's wire mesh reliefs reveal people entwined together, uncertain where one body begins and the other ends.
"Human mattars", The Pound Ridge Hiram Halle Library, Pound Ridge, NY