Maralynn Cherry is a non-status indigenous artist, writer, independent curator and former Curator of the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. She teaches in Cultural Studies at Trent University. A graduate of Ontario College of Art, Cherry has continued to exhibit her work in solo and group exhibitions as well as writing and curating. She listens, watches and interprets nature’s morphological patterns. Woven thought forms, images, sounds and movement create theatres of awareness. Cherry is a member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and an Associate Member of the Iris Group. She published Ecological Diaries as part of a performance and outdoor installation for the Millennium Project at Cataraqui Creek in Kingston, Ontario. She is working on a body of work inspired by rivers and their geological memory. Cherry will be showing in a Tree Museum collective exhibition at the Peterborough Art Gallery in the Fall of 2013.
Recent work consists of paintings, drawings, photographs, text and sculptural works. Time is spent travelling and sitting on a stool in the middle of rivers. Initially drawings, journal entries and stories are gathered and re interpreted in large oil paintings, mylar drawings and wax carvings of currents and flow lines. A second series of sculptural works in woven steel, copper, brass and bronze, relate to the geological memory of river forms in limestone and rock beds. A series of written journals with layered images is an ongoing document of her journey.
Irrigation (Karst), 2013, Oil on wood, 2'x3'
Where River Meets Ocean 2013 oil on wood 5' by 2.5'
River Stones 2013 5'x2.5' oil on board
Irrigation (Karst 2) 2013 Oil on board 5'x 2.5'
Garment Series #1 2012 Oil on Canvas 2'30" x 3'
Garment Series 2 (threads of a human heart) oil on canvas 3'x 4'
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