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Gesture and Motion 4c, 2015 Acrylic, Pastel, Cray-pas 24" X 18"
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Acrylic, Pastel, Cray-pas 18" X 24" Inches
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Acrylic, Pastel, Cray-pas "18" X24"
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Acrylic, Pastel, Cray-pas 18'' X24"
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Acrylic, Pastel, Cray-pas 18" X 24"
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Cray-pas and Oil Stick 16" X 16"
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Acrylic, Pastel, Cray-pas 24" X 18"
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Acrylic,oil Stick, Cray-pas 30" X 40"
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Gesture and Motion , 2015 Acrylic,oil Stick, Cray-pas 24" X 24"
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Untitled 3, 2015 30" X 40"
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Urban Rhapsody, 2013 Acrylic,oil Stick, Cray-pas on Canvas and Wood Panel 4 1/2 Feet X 5 Feet
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Urban Rhapsody2, 2013 Mixed 36" X 36" © 2013
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Rhapsody In Movement 1A, 2012 Mixed 30 © 2012
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Rhapsody In Movement 5, 2012 Mixed 24" X 30"
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Urban Plains 1, 2010 Acrylic and OIL 20" X 20"
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Urban Plains 6, 2010 Acrylic and OIL 20" X 20"
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Urban Plains #7, 2010 Acrylic Oil Stick on Canvas 18" X18" © Urban Plains
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Urban Plains #8, 2010 Acrylic,oil and Spray Paint 30" X 30"
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Urban Plains 9, 2010 Acrylic,oil and Spray Paint 30" X 30"
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Urban Plains 12, 2010 Acrylic,oil. Spray Paint and Thread 30" X 30"
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Emergence , 2011 Monotype 33" X 53 "
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In The Zone, 2011 Monotype 18" X 24"
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Green ,Light. Go, 2011 Monotype 18'' X24"
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Untitled, 2007 Silk Screen Monotype,oil, on Archival Paper, Painting Directly on the Silkscreen, Front and Back. 30" X 44"
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Spirit of Fire, 2007 Silk Screen Monotype, Oil on Archival Paper, Painting Directly on the Silkscreen, Front and Back. 30" X 44"
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Inner Journey, 2006 Monotype 17" X 24" © Journey
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Exhibition Visual Beats Clover Fine Art , 2010 18" X18"
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Jazzed, 2007 Silk Screen Monotype,oil, on Archival Paper, Painting Directly on the Silkscreen, Front and Back. 30" X 44"
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Gladys - , 2006 Stills Short Film Rane Parish 6 Minutes © 2006
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Gladys -Mary Chang, 2006 Stills Short Film Rane Parish 6 Minutes
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Gladys- Mary Chang, 2006 Abstract Performance Film 6 Minutes
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Gladys -Mary Chang, 2008 Stills Short Film Rane Parish 6 Minutes
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Impulse - Momentum #1, 2013 Mixed 20" X20" © 2013
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Rhapsody In Movement 4, 2012 Mixed 24" X 30"
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Rhapsody in Movement 1, 2012 Acrylic, Oil, Spray Paint, Oil Stick on Canvas 30" X40" © 2012
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The Dance, 2012 Acrylic,oil Stick and Spray Paint 36" X 36"
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Impulse Momentum # 2, 2013 Mixed 20" X20" © 2013
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Impulse Momentum # 3, 2013 Mixed 20" X20" © 2013
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
United States
Lives in
Brooklyn
Tags
gallery mixed-media modern, painting, drawing, abstract, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, photography
Statement

Mary Chang

STATEMENT

My process is the freedom to compliment and agitate, contain and scatter, into the synergy of emotion and composition producing variations of sensation. The catalysts are the materials, unveiling the text and exploration. The work becomes a situation, a choice not to control in terms of result. I begin with the materials but allow the work to surface naturally. My interest lies in the process of moving the work from a point that is connected to myself  then traveling on its own energy; I connect back and forth in the experience. I can compare this to experiences perople and new environments.

 

BIO

Mary Chang was born in Manhattan, New York; raised in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn and currently resides in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. Mary attended the School of Visual Arts where she studied fine art. She worked with  Sheila Marbain  and is currently printmaking  with  Shelia Goloborotko at Golobortko's Studio. Mary is a member of South of The Navy Yard Artists (SONYA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of visual artists living, creating, and/or exhibiting in the Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, and Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

There was a pause in her work as a painter from the mid 1970’s to the late 1990’s. She spent this time raising her family and focusing on another passion of hers; the theater. In the mid 1980’s Mary began to study theater, perform and travel. Her theater experience includes: La Mama Experimental Theater in New York, touring Italy as part of the technical crew on Fragments of a Greek Trilogy, directed by Andrei Serban. She was part of an ensemble group of four American actors and four Swiss actors who developed and co-wrote a play titled In-Ter-View which toured throughout New York area and Switzerland, directed by Walter Riedweg of the Werktheater of Basel Switzerland. Mary was part of the Immigrant’s Theater Project directed Marcy Arlin where she co-wrote the play Immigration Office, The ensemble performed throughout New York area..  Mary also worked with director Amir Naderi on his first American film, Manhattan by Numbers shown at New Directors Film Festival (MoMA/Lincoln Center). Mary continues her love for theatre working with emerging film directors Jamie Luce and Rane Parish.

Mary studied theater in New York with acting coach Anthony Abeson, Ada Brown Mather , Carol Rosenfeld of HB Studios,  The Barrow Group, and voice Linklater coach  Bobby Troka.

“My experience in theater and art has been an exploration leading me to discover that the line of distance between my process in theater and art are one in the same. My tools interchange; I create and build the work bringing the foundation of learned technique and spontaneity into my working practice.”

In 1999 Mary returned to painting as part of an exhibition titled “The Tree” at The Skylight Gallery in New York. Here she exhibited “Doors”, her series of 3 hundred-year old aged doors that had been scraped, pulling back layers of paint leaving residue from the years gone by and painting on both sides of the doors in conversation with the remaining layers of paint and markings from the past.  Her work has since been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), Robert Lehman Gallery at Urban Glass as well as various galleries, museums, and cultural centers throughout the New York tri-state area, Massachusetts, California and Brazil. She is also 1 of thirteen (selected) artists who created Goloborotko’s 20thAnniversary Edition Portfolio in 2009, which is part of the permanent collection of the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo Museu SP, Pinacoteca do Estado Museu de São Paulo de Arte Contemporânea / Goloborotko’s Studio 20th Anniversary Edition.

“My process is the freedom to compliment and agitate, contain and scatter, into the synergy of emotion and composition producing variations of sensation. The catalysts are the materials, unveiling the text and exploration. The work becomes a situation, a choice not to control in terms of result. I begin with the materials but allow the work to surface naturally. My interest lies in the process of moving the work from a point that is connected to myself but then traveling on its own energy; I connect back and forth in the experience, weather in theater or art.