After the Soup is Kathy Weaver's exhibition catalog for her solo show at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, January 23 - February 26, 2009. This forty page catalog is a pictorial review of Weaver's comprehensive exhibition featuring fiber works, drawings and sculptures. The book includes a catalog essay by Chicago art critic Margaret Hawkins. Weaver's robot imagery focuses on the intersection of art and technology.
Kathy Weaver’s unique explorations of science and technology, namely through robots, are singular. Utilizing the fiber media, Weaver’s airbrushed paintings on fabric stand alone for their originality and design. Her unusual designs often include robots and/or cellular, organic forms. Trained as a painter, Weaver’s early work was of a political nature. She gravitated to the medium of fabric as a way to engage a larger audience to view the message of her works. An example of her early fiber work is a series of three quilts, “Guns Are Us” portraying hand-gun violence in Chicago. Three of her works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Weaver exhibits nationally and internationally. She received the Cathy Rasmussen Emerging Artist Memorial Award at Quilt National ’07 and has an extensive exhibition history which currently includes SAQA: Twelve Voices (Dennos Museum Center, Travese City) and recently included a two women show at the College of