Cellular Expressions in the News
The wonderful Joanie Veitch interviewed Maria after her artist talk and followed with a fabulous article for the Chronicle Herald and its local Dartmouth Community paper the Dartmouth Tribune. You can read the article online here.
Snapd Dartmouth Photographer Amelia Cruddas attended the Opening reception at the Craig Gallery and photos were published online as well as in the March issue of the paper.
Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies: Momentum
Maria and her collaborator Fiona Chinkan are bringing their newest iteration of the Shared Energies Project to Inverness, NS. The artists can be visited in the studio at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts between July 8th and August 2nd. The exhibition Shared Energies: Momentum will open at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts on August 3rd at 6pm. To Register for the workshop “An Introduction to Artistic Collaboration & Networking” on Sunday July 29th, 3pm – 6pm please contact the I.C.C.A. directly at 902-258-2533.
Experimental Monotype Workshop Series
Upon popular demand Maria is offering two one day Monotype workshops in May 2018. Both workshops focus on Monotype printmaking but participants will be experimenting with different materials in each. Now that spring is finally here it will be fun to play with found plant material and experiment with the image making potential of foliage, flowers, leaves, moss, bark, etc.
The second workshop is going to focus on using textiles, and fibre textures, fabric and yarn scraps to create unusual textures and use this method as a tool to create one of a kind imagery. Both workshops are ideal for people who are sensitive to chemicals and smells as no solvents will be used and the inks are the less toxic Akua inks. Clean up will be with a dish soap and water mixture.
There are only 5 seats in each workshop, registration ahead of time is required.
Please contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-719-5007 to register for one or both workshops.
Maria featured by NSCAD School of Extended Studies
“To say it simply, Maria is an artistic whirlwind”
The NSCAD School of Extended Studies in Halifax offers short and long term, non degree courses to students looking to develop their artistic skills in a wide variety of disciplines. Maria has taught through Extended Studies since 2013, and they have just posted a feature of her, which you can read here.
Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies Project in Princeton
SHARED ENERGIES: CELLS, STARS AND THE FLUIDITY BETWEEN
Fiona Chinkan & Maria Doering
Spring 2017 Anne Reeves Artists-in-Residence
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017.
The two women have collaborated through different approaches over many years beginning with their first co-curated exhibit in 2006, titled Retrospective on Intimacy, in New Jersey and Connecticut. Shortly after, Maria moved to Canada and they continued to collaborate by mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. This ever-expanding body of work grew into the Shared Energies project, which was first exhibited during their studio residency stay in 2016 at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Inverness, Nova Scotia.
During their spring 2017 Anne Reeves Residency, Fiona and Maria will be elaborating on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue working on the other’s drawing. The Taplin Gallery will be turned into their studio space where the artist duo will continue to push their explorations to large scale drawings and three dimensional installations.
Anyone is welcome to stop by the Taplin Gallery and visit the artists during their stay. Fiona and Maria are looking forward to sharing their process and progress with the community.
To follow along their progress during the residency online, please visit the artists on Instagram at @mariadoering or @fionac.nyc
The artist duo will offer two workshops:
Artistic Collaborations 101: Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable, and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants are paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. It is a fun event that people with and without experience can enjoy. All individuals need to bring is their favorite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with their favorite art buddy! Supplies included. More info and registration here!
Sketchbook Collaborations: Saturday, April 29, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we dive deep into the idea of sketchbook sharing with another artist and introduce the class to different methods of sketchbook collaboration. We will also explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus living long distances from one another. Participants are paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other´s styles. This workshop is for individuals as well as students who would like to take a workshop with their art buddies. More info and registration here!
Maria at Ottawa School of Art as Artist in Residence
Maria is thrilled to have been invited to spend three weeks at the Ottawa School of Art in downtown Ottawa, between August 23rd and September 10th. She will be teaching one day workshops at OSA in Relief printing and Monotype, to register for these workshops please visit the OSA website. Maria is also going to give an Artist talk on September 8th and finish her adventure at OSA with a demo-day during OSA’s Open House on September 10th.
To follow her project at OSA please visit her blog.
More detailed information is going to be posted shortly.