New York

Marnie Weber

Jessica Fredericks Gallery

Walt Disney meets recovered-memory therapy: the imagineering of trauma would seem to be the subject of “Lost in the Woods,” the first East Coast exhibition by Los Angeles–based artist/musician Marnie Weber. The show included twenty-four photocollages and two video/sculpture installations, and was accompanied by a fourteen-song CD, Cry, for Happy (1996). The disk helps fill in a bit more (not a lot more, mind you) of the underlying narrative, which concerns a girl named Happy who wanders through a forest only fitfully able to distinguish her identity from those of the woods’ various animal inhabitants. The at times brutally pounding music (with all instruments except some percussion and acoustic bass played by Weber) is punctuated by moments of dreamy lyricism, although Weber’s vocals, reminiscent of Lydia Lunch but with the sneer turned down to a moan, is a limiting factor.

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