During summer 2012 the Curator's Wall will feature a work by Mimi Chen Ting entitled Between Space 'n Time at Harwood Museum of Art from July 7 till Oct. 14, 2012.
This work, created in 2012, measures 192" x 54" and consists of four panels of acrylic, charcoal, and graphite on canvas.
Between Space 'n Time, Mimi Chen Ting’s latest painting, is another step taken in her long journey as an artist. It is her habit, upon completing a piece, to reflect and acknowledge the influences that have helped to deliver her to this specific space.
Hung King, Ting’s maternal grandmother, with her little bound feet, and with whom she shared a bed until she was nine, showed her that life is a continuous marathon. Her mincing steps might have slowed her down, but she always intended to reach where she wanted to go.
(text source: Harwood Museum of Art)
Mimi Chen Ting, 2012, Between Space n' Time, 192X54, acrylic on canvas; Courtesy of the artist and Harwood Museum of Art
More about Mimi Chen Ting (b. 1946, Shanghai, China)
When I enter the studio, I am the child, delighting in boundless possibilities. Each work begins with a gesture, marked by a stick of charcoal or a paintbrush in hand. Whether seeded in play or protest, this sends me on a quest. While impulse and uncertainty drive my process, I am methodical, mindful and deliberate in practice. Feeling my way between alternating layers of new marks while selectively hiding old ones, I mine the incidental intersections, overlaps, and spaces in-between for clues and revelations. When emerging lines, shapes, and colors resonate, they become the bedrock for expansion and elaboration; I nurse and tease the rudiments until they push and pull at the edges, struggling for middle ground. It excites me when dynamic interactions between colors and forms come to life. This task charges me to be patient and alert, challenges me to see what is invisible, to capture the intangible, and invites me to dance to my own rhythms.
Education: Master’s Degree in Studio Arts, California State University.
Further information here...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: Elisa Contemporary Art, Hulse Warman Gallery)
(Image on top right: Mimi Chen Ting, Wendy's Groove, 2006, diptych acrylic on canvas, 54 X 68; Courtesy of the artist)