Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chaney, Chinoiserie

What I find most interesting about this Chaney Project is that re-imagining of cultures through the flow of material objects during colonialism. On some of the fragments you find "Chinoiserie", which is European re-imagining of Chinese porcelain. However the Chinese also started imitating the European re-imagining of their culture.Some of the plates had stories attached to them like this one, a kind of Romeo and Juliet type of story. I hope to do 10-15 of these large scale paintings. They are fun and exhausting, tedious and exhilarating. They come together like a jigsaw puzzle as I study the images and see which pieces make sense. I am not too concerned with exact re-presentations. Although keeping pretty close to the image, I also at times edit them, extend them, I enjoying the process of seeing how the tangle into one another and form something new. I'll be showing the third one of the series at the Open Studio, this Friday, July 3, 2015 from 4-7pm. You are invited!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Finally, I am happy to announce that I am finally, FINALLY having an open studio at my space on East St. otherwise known as The House That FREEDOM Built. I am also super excited about the new work and the activation of this cultural space transformed from an abandoned derelict.  Please join me!

Chisholm Trail