Elsewhere Studio invites you to meet its new artists-in residence.
Leah Danze is a painter who is currently interested in exploring the possibilities of clay and cardboard. She has collaborated with poets, musicians, muralists and community organizers in the United States and in Latin America. Right now, she is interested in the intersections of memory and the body. Danze's art practice is informed by humans' relationships to each other and the natural world. She thrives on making art in unexpected places.
JaMin Yie is a South Korean artist. She studied painting in the U.S. and France. Subsequent work has led her to Sri Lanka and Nepal, where she cultivated a sensibility for the ephemeral and sublime nature of things. By working from nature, Yie aims to restore "original mind" -- to enter a primal non-dual state of being via complete immersion in the encounter between mind and object. Each stroke of paint or ink records a moment of instantaneous convergence between nature and her consciousness, facilitated by the sense of sight. As a result, her work describes a reality that is illuminated from within, neither subjective nor objective but both at once, its luminosity seen through the shadows of passing forms.
Sonja Hinrichsen examines urban and natural environments through exploration and research. As an artist she feels the responsibility to address subject matters our society tends to neglect or deny, particularly adverse impacts to the natural world. Her work manifests in immersive video installations, video performances and interventions in nature. Her participatory project "Snow Drawings" engages communities worldwide.
Abbey Paccia earned her BA in animation at Sheridan College. Since then, she has worked professionally in the field and independently develops her own projects. Living in the Pacific Northwest opened her to new inspirations and she has shifted her artistic endeavors, mixing her love of story with imagery of the natural world. While at Elsewhere, Paccia intends to focus on the creation of an illustrated book, combining the "Shadow World" visual style that she has been developing for the past two years and a narrative influenced by ancient cultures, ecological interconnectedness and personal journeys.