Take the Day Off

2014

Group show One Trace After at NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Alison Burstein. Participating artists: Elizabeth Orr, Carlos Reyes, Claudia Weber and Geo Wyeth.

Claudia Weber Take the Day Off

Archival print, 44 in. x 70 in. (111.64 cm x 177.80 cm), pinned to wall

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Installation view with works by Carlos Reyes (foreground)

Claudia Weber Take the Day OFf / Declaration

Detail of photograph

Claudia Weber Take the Day Off / Declaration

Declaration, 8.5 in. x 11 in.

Claudia Weber Take the Day Off / Declaration

Upscale skin care product

NURTUREart: Take the Day Off / Gallery closed on Friday, January 24, 2014

The curatorial concept of One Trace After invited the artists in the exhibition to change their works over time. Take the Day Off / Part 1 responded to the building's past as a garment factory by photographing seasonal textiles—and their aspirational names—that had been discarded by the company Clinique. Part 2 appropriated the name of one of the same company's beauty products, Take the Day Off, to draft it into a declaration that asked the staff of the Non-Profit art organization to take a paid day off and by doing so to not only participate in the making of the work but also to reflect on the working conditions within the art sector.