"Terra Incognita: Exploring New Terrain is a record of my personal journey as an artist as I step out of my comfort zone by dramatically altering the scale of my work. Working intuitively, I moved deep into new terrain where mystery and unpredictability dictate where the process will lead.
This exhibition of large-scale mixed media digital prints is the result of a pilgrimage into the unknown territory of my creative life. While reflecting on my early influences, overcoming fear, and celebrating new discoveries, my emphasis was on process, inner reflection and spontaneity.
Each digital print begins by choosing images from an extensive collection of my scanned original drawings, paintings, monoprints, and photographs. These elements are then layered over one another. Blending modes are used paying careful attention to hues, form and composition. Hard edges, line and color fields combine in surprising ways. Transparent multilayers echo fainter versions of shapes and textures. The finish work may be altered with pastel, paint, colored pencils or inks. By keeping the process fluid, I enjoy a cross-pollination of the various disciplines."
- Mary Doering
Mary Doering grew up in rural North Dakota. She studied design at the university of Minnesota, Ceramics at the Museum School of Pittsburgh and received a degree in Psychology from Lesley College. She taught Ceramics in Connecticut and Art for the Mind Body and Soul in Massachusetts. She has won awards both national and internationally for her art and photography. Mary is a founding member of ArtSynergies and maintains a website www.marydoering.com for her alternative art and photography.
October 12-November 16, 2019
Opening Reception October 12, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Artist Talk at 5:20pm