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During her residency at Grand Canyon, Daniele Genadry began creating a large-scale painting of Grand Canyon which she discussed her inspiration for at the Shrine of Ages at Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Daniele also held a couple of public drawing workshops to teach people how to find a connection with nature and translate it to paper with artistic expression. She plans on continuing her Grand Canyon painting throughout 2022.
To engage visitors during her residency, Genadry hosted two in-person drawing workshops near the rim of Grand Canyon. These workshops gave participants a chance to practice their artistic skills and use drawing as a means of looking at Grand Canyon in a more sustained, full, and conscious manner. Accessible to all, participants were guided through various drawing exercises and activities, such as blind contour, memory and other mapping approaches. The goal of the workshops was to learn about how different motivations and intentions might structure the act of creating an image.
Workshops were held on Saturday, March 12 and Friday, March 18, 2022, at Bright Angel Trailhead.
About the Artist
Daniele Genadry is an artist whose practice focuses on the relationship of painting and photography, which she uses to examine the potential of an image to generate its own temporality, and sensitize our perceptions. She studied at Dartmouth College, NH (BA in studio art and mathematics, 2002) and at the Slade School of Art, London (MFA painting, 2008).
Daniele Genadry has been awarded residencies at the Bronx Museum, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Fondazione Ratti, Frans Masereel Centrum, and was a fellow at the British School at Rome (2013-14), the Bogliasco Foundation (2019) and Camargo Foundation (2021). Recent solo exhibitions include 'Staring in Place', In Situ Gallery, Paris, 'Slow Light' at the Beirut Art Center and 'Recomposing Light' at Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle. Her work has been exhibited at MUCEM, Sursock Museum, Sharjah Biennial 13, Biennial del Sur, SMBA and the Bronx Museum. Genadry lives and works in the US and Lebanon and teaches at the American University of Beirut.
Genadry described her time at this Natural Wonder of the World as "an incredibly rich and eye-opening experience, where a daily encounter with the canyon provided new ways of understanding the notion of sublime."
During her time at Grand Canyon, Gendadry sat down with the Grand Canyon Conservancy team to talk about her creative process. Watch the full interview on YouTube below.