Lot 308 - Caleb Weintraub - Tips for Tanagers
Lot 308 - Caleb Weintraub - Tips for Tanagers
Lot 308 - Caleb Weintraub - Tips for Tanagers

Lot 308 - Caleb Weintraub - Tips for Tanagers

Gouache and Acrylic on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Caleb Weintraub lives and works in Indiana where he teaches painting and drawing at Indiana University in Bloomington. His work was featured in a 2022 Midwest Issue of New American Paintings. In February 2022 he was invited to present thoughts on artistic lineage and influence on Clubhouse's ArtClub. This year Weintraub received a grant to complete a project that integrates plein air oil painting and augmented reality. He describes painting as a means of synthesizing memory and imagination to uncover hidden truths about our experiences and our world. 

 

Education 

 

Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University School for the Arts 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Shimmer, Leonhardt Galleries, Stockbridge, LA 
Towards a More Beautiful Oblivion, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY 
Link.NYC, curated by SaveArtSpace, New York, NY 
Alternate Current, Herrett Center for Arts and Science, Twin Falls, ID 
State of Nature, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN 
Untameable Magic: Allegories of Nature and Culture, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Technicolor Constellations, Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL 
Seamless, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ 
Spectrum Dynamic II, International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX 
Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, Providence, RI 
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science, Twin Falls, Idaho 
Unplain Air, CAHI, Indiana University 
Genesis Grant, Sevens Foundation 
Individual Research Award, Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University 
for Undergraduate Education, Indiana University 
Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University Bloomington, IN 
New Frontiers Grant, Lilly Foundation 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

I have always lived in small towns and suburbs. I encounter birds ever day. Scarlet tanagers are a rare sight though. Because they are rare where I live and because they are brightly colored, they represent something special, mysterious, comical, but also absurdly beautiful. When a different species of bird is removed from its habitat it may swap out the egg of a Scarlet Tanager with one of its own. Unable to tell the difference between its own offspring and the imposter, the unwitting tanager will raise the outsider with the rest of its brood. Although my interpretation of this behavior is oversimplified, I choose to see this conduct as a metaphor for indiscriminate care. When the red bird appears in my paintings it represents longing, hope, and tolerance. In my work everyone is wounded. Everyone carries on. 
 

 

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