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Silent Earth, 2018, Intaglio (monoprint)
Printing from steel circular plates, Fiona Chaney places the plates in streams and woodlands, open to the elements where they capture traces of life and movement. Using oil-based pigments, silver, gold, charcoal, chalk and rust, Chaney scratches, rubs, brushes and touches the prints carefully to create a dialogue with the surface of the plates.
Using her knowledge of Labannotion – the process of notation movement developed by dance artist and theorist Rudolf Laban – the artist seeks to create a contemplation within her works; a beautiful but fragile silence with a barely perceptible hum, which is still alive with movement.
Fiona Chaney initially trained as a Performing Artist, gaining a wide portfolio of performance in a national and an international arena. She was awarded a BA(Hons) Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire in 2010.
Exhibitions during 2019 include: The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, Summer Arts Open, Cambridge University ARB Building, Cambridge, Digswell Arts Open Studios, East London Printmakers Festival, The Pavilion Mile End.
Chaney is currently in her second year as a Fellow of Digswell Arts Trust, she is also a member of The Printmakers Council and a member of East London Printmakers.
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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