Doug Weathersby

Doug Weathersby owns and operates Environmental Services (ES), his cleaning and repair company that serves as both his livelihood and his art practice. ES provides on-site cleaning, repair, organizing and contracted jobs that double as installations and subject matter for photographs, videos and vinyl wrap murals. His work is an exploration of the surmised divide between artistic activity and maintenance. In his words, “how do we and life, process and product? or art installation? as the element of performance or lemonade stand?” Not properly categorized as lofty ideas, though, his work is ironic and light. This heightened attention to ordinary objects and commissioning of their transformation--or perhaps simply the acknowledgment of it--distinguishes it as not only art, but also philosophy. He was born in 1972 in Atlanta. Lives and works in Boston. He staged solo shows at Solomon Projects in Atlanta, Dodge Gallery in New York, Flux Projects in Atlanta, Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston, Kingston Gallery in Boston, ICA of Boston. His work has also been presented at the Boston Center for the Arts and at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.