chaNorth is managed and operated by chashama, which has supported creativity in New York City for the past 15 years. chashama enlivens New York City communities by transforming real estate in transition into affordable "space to create" for artists. Located on a 5-acre estate in Pine Plains, New York, chaNorth artist residency combines live-in studios with private workspaces, shared gallery areas, a communal kitchen and a serene setting. With backgrounds in a wide-range of mediums, six artists and writers live and create during their one-month session, and present work in an Open Studios event at the end of their residency.
Residency dates: 7/6/12 – 8/2/12
The body of work that I will expand on during my residency, titled Pareidolia, references scientific illustration. Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon of recognizing an image in something otherwise random, like clouds or wood grain.
— Vesna Jovanovic