Kenna Doeringer – A Perceived Sense of Silence

January 31st – March 1st, 2020
2nd Saturday Reception: February 8th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dark Sky Sanctuary
Kenna Doeringer
Dark Sky Sanctuary
Print on Canvas and Audio Recording, 4 x 1 inches, Kenna Doeringer2019
Pyramid Lake
Kenna Doeringer
Pyramid Lake
Print on Canvas and Audio Recording, 4 x 1 inches, 2019
Black Rock Desert
Kenna Doeringer
Black Rock Desert
Print on Canvas and Audio Recording, 4 x 1 inches, 2019
Mono Lake
Kenna Doeringer
Mono Lake
Print on Canvas and Audio Recording, 4 x 1 inches, 2019

A Perceived Sense of Silence

Silence is defined as a complete absence of sound, and there are few places or situations that allow us to understand what that truly is. We see places as silent and serene, often missing the tone that makes up the world. The subtleties that are overlooked, the everyday that is often ignored, but when we sit and listen to the silence, what do we hear? A Perceived Sense of Silence asks you to travel with the artist to various places and listen. It is a challenge to your perception of the intensity of sound and the true power of silence.

A departure from her previous work, Kenna Doeringer is incorporating her past experiences as a sound recordist and editor in an audio installation at Axis Gallery. A Perceived Sense of Silence is a passion project that has allowed her to explore and share with you what a silent world sounds like and how loud our lives really are.

Artist Bio

Growing up with the encouragement to pursue painting, led to attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With an exposure to a vast array of new experiences and a broader view of the arts, she majored in animation, but soon developed a strong interest in film and sound. After graduation, she found herself in a career as a feature film picture and sound editor on over 45 projects. She never lost her desire to create, and in the wake of an eight year absence, picked up a brush and began the task of reacquainting herself with paint.

As a former photo-realist, she found a sophistication that comes with experience. The concepts stem from simple ideas and each piece inspires and creates an architecture for the next. Recently departing from a visual medium, Kenna has been examining different genres and methods, combining work from her film and audio background and incorporating it into her current pieces. Today that exploration continues in her home, in Sacramento, California.

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