Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering – Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between
Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering have spent the month of April in Princeton, NJ at the Arts Council of Princeton. The two artistic collaborators took over the Taplin Gallery space and turned it into a studio space/workshop for the month continuing their work on Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between. During this time the studio space was open to the public to visit and the artists enjoyed much interaction with the art enthusiasts of Princeton. The culmination of this project is now on view at the Taplin Gallery until June 10th.
Stay tuned for a detailed blog post documenting the project.
"Shared Energies" – Residency
FIONA CHINKAN & MARIA DOERING
Studio Residency from May 28th – June 4th, 2016
At The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between, a collaborative residency project between New York City based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, NS based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for over 12 years, Fiona and Maria are reunited in the studio for the first time since 2007 to work on a large format collaborative drawing project in the spacious studio space at the I.C.C.A. between May 28th and June 4th, 2016.
The two women have collaborated through different approaches over the years, and have exhibited work together in New Jersey and Connecticut under the show title Retrospective on Intimacy. During their stay at the I.C.C.A., they will be continuing a drawing collaboration that began two years ago and has continued through mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. Maria and Fiona 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. The artist duo will take this energy and push their explorations to larger scale during their residency stay in Inverness.
During their stay they will be offering a series of workshops at the I.C.C.A. around the idea of artist collaborations and are excited to share their experience and energy with anyone interested. Please find details below.
Everyone is welcome to stop by the studio and say hello. The best time to see much of the weeks progress will be during their open studio event on Friday, June 3rd, from 6-8pm.
Maria in Residency at Zea Mays Printmaking
Early this year, Maria was invited to Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, Massachusetts, to complete a 2 week residency and to print editions of a number of large linocuts which she has been working on for the past couple of years. The residency is nearing completion and she has an entirely new body of work which will hopefully be shown over the next several years.
Zea Mays was established in 2000 and is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. Maria specifically sought out Zea Mays for this residency as it is quite similar to the vision for the Maritime Centre for Contemporary Print, which she will be opening in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the near future.