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Kelly Chorpening
updated: 09/24/2012
website: www.kellychorpening.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Detail: In Situ, installation for ‘In – and outside – writing’
In Situ, installation for ‘In – and outside – writing’
Slinky Malinki
Monongahela Mix
Untitled
Proofreading in the Sand
Getting them wrong again
Still image from Nothing you can measure
Still image from Site-seeing from Left to Right
Easy Pieces
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, text, urban, site-specific, landscape, collaborative
 
 
Detail: In Situ, installation for ‘In – and outside – writing’  by Kelly Chorpening
Detail: In Situ, installation for ‘In – and outside – writing’
mixed media, for exhibition at Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium, Photograph courtesy of Paul Verstreken.
2011
Dimensions variable
In Situ, installation for ‘In – and outside – writing’ by Kelly Chorpening
In Situ, installation for ‘In – and outside – writing’
mixed media, for exhibition at Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
2011
Dimensions variable
Slinky Malinki by Kelly Chorpening
Slinky Malinki
paper collage with vinyl and crayon
2012
6 1/2 " x  19 " 
Monongahela Mix by Kelly Chorpening
Monongahela Mix
China marker on painted paper, installation made of paper, vinyl and crayon, Ellis Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University
2012
Dimensions variable
Untitled  by Kelly Chorpening
Untitled
paper collage with vinyl and crayon
2012
10" x  20" 
Proofreading in the Sand by Kelly Chorpening
Proofreading in the Sand
paper collage and China marker
2011
6 3/8" x  11" 
Getting them wrong again by Kelly Chorpening
Getting them wrong again
china marker on painted board
2010
36" x  60" 
Still image from Nothing you can measure by Kelly Chorpening
Still image from Nothing you can measure
stop-frame and moving image animation
2009
0 " x  0 " 
Still image from Site-seeing from Left to Right by Kelly Chorpening
Still image from Site-seeing from Left to Right
stop-frame and moving image animation
2008
0" x  0" 
Easy Pieces by Kelly Chorpening
Easy Pieces
light projection
2007
48" x  84" 

Artist Statement

I experiment with ways of materialising the form of language, with an aim to test the fundamental processes of naming and identification that occur in both drawing and writing. Basic forms and gestural marks resembling letters, words and utterances are articulated along a stretched horizontal format, creating an experience of the work akin to reading. Michel Foucault once described Rene Magritte’s Ceci n’est pas une pipe as ‘simultaneously present and visible, image, text, resemblance, affirmation and their common ground.’ Whether on the page or on the wall, I explore this area of ambiguity between object and word, drawing and writing.

Artist Bio / CV
Kelly Chorpening is an American artist who has lived in London since 1999. Since working as an archaeological illustrator in India in 1993, she has dedicated herself to drawing, both as a practitioner and educator. She is co-author of the UAL Drawing Qualification units, and since 2006, Course Director of BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, London. She is currently a co-investigator in a practice-based research project entitled: ‘In- and outside- writing’ (funded by Opak, Belgium), an investigation into when the creative acts of drawing and writing are closest. Project outputs include a large-scale exhibition of the same name at Voorkamer in Lier, Belgium, and two publications- a limited edition artists book published by RGAP, UK, and the Opak cahier, published by ACCO, Belgium.